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Events Calendar 2020-2021

Events Calendar 2020-2021

 

Meet and Greet: Graduate Faculty, New Students, Current Students
Welcome 2021!
Meet and Greet: Graduate Faculty, New Students, Current Students — 3:30-4:30 p.m., January 22.
New Student Q&A — 4:30 p.m., January 22.

 

Click or tap image for detailed view: Book cover of Raymond Carver's What We Talk about When We Talk about Love
Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Raymond Carver’s What We Talk about When We Talk about Love — 7:30 p.m., January 26.
Register here.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 


M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Anwar Uhuru — 1:00-2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 10.

 

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Toni Morrison Day — TBA, February 18.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man — 7:30 p.m., February 23.
Register here.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 


Scholarly Speaker Series, Hélène Quanquin, “Men in the American Women’s Rights Movement, 1830-1890: Cumbersome Allies.”  — 12:00 p.m., March 1.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — 7:30 p.m., March 30.
Register here.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 


M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Courtney Werner — 12:30-1:30 p.m., Monday, April 12.

 


Student Scholarship Week: Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students
April 19-April 23, 2021.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad — 7:30 p.m., April 20.
Register here.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six — 7:30 p.m., May 11.
Register here.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

Past Events

Fall 2020

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SHSS Academic Welcome, 2:45 p.m., September 9.

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Virtual Graduate Meet and Greet, 3:00 p.m., September 9.

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox— 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

Seth Fishman, MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Sept. 24, 2020
MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Seth Fishman — 4:30 p.m., September 24

 

Heide Estes, Professor (EN)
M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Heide Estes — 3:00 p.m., September 26

 

Image of logo for Monmouth University's Department of EnglishAlena Graedon, Asst. Professor, EN
Free Write Happy Hour (Hosted by Alena Graedon) — 6:00-7:00 p.m., October 1.

 

Logo for Monmouth University's Department of EnglishAlex Gilvarry, Asst. Professor, EN
Free Write Happy Hour (Hosted by Alex Gilvarry) — 6:00-7:00 p.m., October 8.

 

Megha Majumdar, MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Oct. 8. 2020
MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Megha Majumdar — 4:30 p.m., October 8.

 

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M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Kenneth Womack — 3:00 p.m., October 14.

 

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Thinking about Graduate School?
Life After Monmouth Workshop Series, — 3:15-4:15 p.m., October 14.

 

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Virtual Open House, October 25.

 

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Climate Crisis Teach-In, October 26-30
* “Faculty Research and Teaching in Humanities and Social Sciences,” Mary Kate Azcuy, Heide Estes, Golam Mathbor, Michael Phillips-Anderson, Karen Schmelzkopf — 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m., October 27.
https://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-science/2020-climate-crisis-teach-in/.

 

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Seminar – CW Poetry (EN-609) Guest Poet, Aracelis Girmay — 7:30 p.m., October 27.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Madeline Miller’s Circe — 7:30 p.m., October 27.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 

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Sigma Tau Delta’s Mentorship Program Coffee Hour, 3:15-4:15 p.m., November 11.
Sigma Tau Delta

 

Sarah Gerard, MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Nov. 12, 2020
MFA Virtual Guest Speaker, Sarah Gerard — 4:30 p.m., November 12.

 

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Virtual Graduate Studies Open House — 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m., November 14.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Clare Beams’ The Illness Lesson — 7:30 p.m., November 17.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 


M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Mihaela Moscaliuc — 1:00-2:00 p.m., November 18.

 

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Life After Monmouth Workshop Series: “Thinking About Academic Conferences?” — 3:15 p.m., November 18.
Sigma Tau Delta

 

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Free Write Happy Hour (Hosted by Kenneth Womack) — 6:00-7:00 p.m., November 18.

 

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Scholarly Speaker Series, Dr. Magali Armillas-Tiseyra,”The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South.” — 2:30 p.m., November 20.

 

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M.A. Coffee Hours with Dr. Patrick Love — 3:00-4:00 p.m., December 4.

 

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Virtual Creative Writing Student Reading — 7:00 p.m., December 10.

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Amor Towles’ A Gentleman In Moscow — 7:30 p.m., December 15.
Visiting Writers Series 2020-2021

 

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Sigma Tau Delta’s Catsbury Park Fundraiser — December 14-22.

Spring 2020

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt— 7:30 p.m., August 11.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

 

Student Awards and Sigma Tau Induction Ceremony - May 2020
English Student Awards and Sigma Tau Delta Virtual Induction Ceremony — May 2020.

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Summer Commencement, August 27 — Pollak Theatre

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M.A. and M.F.A. Orientation, September 4 — 4:30 pm, Library, Rooms 101 and 102

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Fall Convocation, September 6 — 12:00 pm, OceanFirst Bank Center

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Alexandra Kleeman, September 17 — 4:30 pm, Wilson Auditorium
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

Image Shows Announcement for Open House on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Monmouth University. Click to register online.
Monmouth University Open House, October 13

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Q&A with Dr. Daniel Weeks, Oct. 25 — 4:00 pm, English Lounge

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Ghost Stories Reading on Oct. 29 — 7:00 pm, Withey Chapel

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Life After Monmouth Workshop Series: “Thinking About Graduate School?”, Oct. 30 — 3:00 pm, Wilson 310

Ink & Electricity Lecture, Dr. Priya Joshi, October 30 — 5:00 pm, Wilson 104

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Taije Silverman, November 18 — 4:30pm, Wilson Auditorium
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

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Life After Monmouth Workshop Series: “Thinking About Academic Conferences?”, Nov. 21 — 3:00 pm, Bey Hall 201

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“Reading and Celebration with Melissa Febos, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Michael Waters,” Dec. 11 — 6:30pm, words! Bookstore

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Toni Morrison Day, February 18 — 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wilson 104, Magill Commons 107, Library 101 & 102

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Blind Date with a Book, March 4 — 10-4 p.m., Library
Sigma Tau Delta

 

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Life After Monmouth Workshop Series: “How to Talk to Editors & Agents”, March 11 — Cancelled due to University closure.
Sigma Tau Delta

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“Lives of the ‘Brow’: Autobiography, Taste, Ethics” by Dr. Max Cavitch, March 11 –Cancelled due to University closure.
Lowbrow, Middlebrow, Highbrow: Interventions in Cultural Studies Lecture

 

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Jordy Rosenberg, POSTPONED
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn, April 21, 2020.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

 

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Student Scholarship Week 2020

 

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Michael Imperioli, CANCELLED
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

 

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays — 7:30 p.m., May 12, 2020.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club, May 26, 2020
Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides — 7:30 p.m., May 26, 2020.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

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Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain— 7:30 p.m., June 23.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale— 7:30 p.m., July 14.
Visiting Writers Series 2019-2020

 

2018-2019 Events