English Major Must Reads

Several BSU English professors gathered to create a list of “What English Majors Ought to Read.” 

Best-selling author Steve Strauss recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post on why he hires English Majors, outlining their strengths and characteristics. It’s a nice affirmation that English majors are both hirable and “pleasant to be around.”

BSU Authors Making Waves

The English department is proud to announce three BSU faculty members being published this year: Lauren Cobb, Sean Hill and Jeanette Lukowski.

Lauren Cobb, Professor of English, published a collection of linked stories titled “Boulevard Women” in Fall 2013 with BkMk Press at the University of Kansas City Press. It was the 2012 G.S. Shandra Charat Prize for short fiction.

Sean Hill, Director of the Northwoods Writer’s Conference, will publish a poetry collection titled “Dangerous Goods with Milkweed Editions.” It was one of five finalists for the Milkweed Editions’ Lindquist and Vennum Poetry Prize, and it will be published with a prose booklet, “Some Whys and Wherefores of Dangerous Goods” as a companion piece.

Jeanette Lukowski, Professor of English, has recently published a memoir, Heart Scars,with the North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. It was published June 1, 2013 and Lukowski recently did a book signing at Bemidji’s Book World. In addition, Lukowski also published an essay titled “The Greatest Job I Never Thought I’d Want” in Minnesota English Journal, Volume 48, 2013 issue.

Congratulations to all three as they, along with the other members of the English faculty, continue bringing the concept of practice to the theory taught in the classroom.

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference Returns

Bemidji will host the Northwoods Writers Conference once again, starting Summer 2015. The conference started in 2003, and many writers from various parts of the United States gather to practice their literary arts. You can find more information on the Northwoods website.

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