Events-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Upcoming Events

Posner Center Exhibit by LCS Ph.D. Student Matthew Lambert

Date and Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, M-F, Posner Center

Location: Posner Center

This past semester's Posner Center intern was Literary and Cultural Studies Ph.D. student, Matthew Lambert. Lambert has spent the semester researching inside Carnegie Mellon's Posner Memorial Collection. Lambert and the Posner Center bring you their exhibit, "Washington Irving: Sketches of an Emerging Author and Nation."

"I think visitors will be able to rediscover Irving’s importance as an early American writer and historical figure, and see certain similarities between the values and uncertainties of his day and ours," says Lambert.

The exhibit will run through the summer and most likely through the fall. Posner Center exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., except holidays and during designated VIP events.

CMU CrossWalk - Young Adult Fiction Workshop and Lecture 

Workshop with Fiction Writers Mary Turzillo & Geoffrey Landis

Workshop Date and Time: Saturday, August 1, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Danforth Lounge, Cohen University Center

Registration/Fee: Registration is required to attend the workshop (seating is limited) and there is a suggested $10 donation* (but it is not required). Registration will open approximately two months before the date.

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Lecture with Fiction Writers Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman

Lecture Date and Time: Saturday, August 1, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Doherty Hall, Room 2315

Registration/Fee: There is no charge to attend the lecture and registration is not required for this portion of the program.

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New Teacher Orientation Week

Date and Time: Monday-Friday, Aug 17 – 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Baker 255 B and Baker 267

This event is by invitation only. Welcome new Ph.D. students who will be teaching our First Year Writing Program! We will utilize two rooms, Baker Hall 255 B (the Swank Room) and Baker Hall 267 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

Graduate Students Welcome Back Reception

Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tartans Pavilion

English faculty, postdocs, instructors, graduate students, and staff:
Once again our graduate student orientation day will end with a department-wide Welcome Back Reception.
You and your significant others will be invited to join us at the Tartans Pavilion on Friday, August 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Please mark your calendars now—you’ll receive a more formal invitation early in August with a request for RSVPs.