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Apr 10, 2014

Wright State technical writing students work with state-of-the-art computer programs thanks to donations from two leading software companies.

Apr 8, 2014

Wright State course uses the TV show "Mad Men" to examine the influence literature has had on pop culture.

Apr 2, 2014
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Thursday, April 3 at 3:30 in the Student Union's Pathfinder Lounge poet Kiki Petrosino and prose writer Scott McClanahan will be reading, and both are absolutely stellar readers and performers of their work. Consider attending – you won't regret it!!
Reader Bios:  Scott McClanahan is an American writer and filmmaker. He lives in Beckley, West Virginia and is the author of six books: Stories (2008), Stories II (2009), Stories V! (2011), The Collected...

Mar 19, 2014

April 4, 2014 in the Millett Hall Atrium   LEAP would like to invite you to visit Brazil, Korea, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Iraq, Libya, Taiwan and Kuwait! Don't worry: you will not need a passport, visa or even a ticket! Actually, you don't even need to leave Wright State to be able to enjoy these different cultures. On Friday, April, 4th, from 12:00to 1:30, LEAP students will gather in the Millett Hall Atrium to read poems in their native languages as part of...

Mar 14, 2014

Wright State professor Angela Beumer Johnson named Outstanding College Language Arts Educator by the Ohio English educators organization.

Mar 13, 2014

The English Department is pleased to announce the recipient of the spring 2014 Outstanding College Educator Award: Angela Beumer Johnson

Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Conference (OCTELA)


Literacy has the power to change, and save, lives. I firmly believe this to be true. And one of my goals as an English teacher educator is to help future teachers find ways to make...

Mar 7, 2014

Adobe Systems, Inc. is partnering with Wright State English to give WSU students a head start in the technical communication workforce. For Spring 2014, Adobe gave free licenses for their Technical Communication Suite to Wright State English’s Professional and Technical Writing program. The software’s normal cost of $1,700 per machine would prevent its use in Wright State English’s courses, but Adobe’s donation of...

Feb 20, 2014

Tips on how to start a literary magazine, become involved in the local literary community and launch a career in creative writing came out of a panel discussion at Wright State University for aspiring writers.

Feb 20, 2014
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The English Department's First annual Undergraduate Creative Writing Contest in Fiction and Poetry!
Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014

These contests are open to all undergraduates currently enrolled at Wright State University. Students may submit in both fiction and poetry, but are limited to one entry in each category.

Fiction submissions should include one story, 1000-5000 words, double-spaced.
Poetry submissions should include...

Feb 14, 2014

February 21st, 2014  12:00-1:30 pm: 106 Allyn Hall  The Open House on the 21st is to celebrate LEAP’s move to the new (and larger) space in 106 Allyn.  With 12 full-time faculty, 10 adjunct faculty and one full-time Student Services Coordinator LEAP has outgrown the space in 133 Allyn. Senior lecturer and LEAP Director, Jeannette Horwitz, says, “We are holding the Open House so those we work with know where we are located. We also want to give them a chance to see how we...