Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

English Alumna Wins Major Poetry Prize

Marci Calabretta has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new ... Read More »

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English Department News

Laura Pacilio Wins Erwin R. Steinberg MAPW Scholarship

Laura Pacilio (MAPW’16) was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Erwin R. Steinberg Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) Scholarship.

CMU Filmmakers Need Your Vote To Win $100K

Three Carnegie Mellon University filmmakers are competing to win $100K. “We’ve Met Before” is a short film directed by Yulin Kuang, who earned her bachelor of arts degree in creative writing and international relations and politics in 2012.

English Alumna Wins Major Poetry Prize

Marci Calabretta (ENG, CW '11) has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new book-length works.

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Highlighted Events

CMU CrossWalk - Young Adult Fiction Workshop and Lecture
Saturday, August 1, 11:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., Danforth Lounge, Cohen University Center
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New Teacher Orientation Week
August 17-21, Baker 255 B and Baker 267, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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Faculty Books

Warren, Christopher. Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680. Oxford University Press, 2015.

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