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What's Happening

The English Department is pleased to bring you a wide variety of events throughout the year. These events may be varying topics from published authors, famous poets, local artists and musicians, to campus professors leading great workshops for all to participate in! 

SPRING 2017

Wednesday, January 25th - Fanny Howe

Author of over 20 books of poetry and prose, Fanny Howe, will be reading her work at Saint Benedict. Fanny Howe has been the recipient of many awards such as the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

7:00 p.m. at Gorecki 294 A&B


Tuesday, March 21st - Susan Stewart

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Susan Stewart, will be doing a public reading of her various works at Saint Benedict. Susan Stewart is the poet behind the books Red Rover (2008), The Forest (1995), and Columbarium (2003).

7:00 p.m. at Gorecki 204 A&B


Wednesday, March 22nd - Eamonn Wall

Acclaimed poet Eamonn Wall is the author of seven collections of poetry, his most recent being Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (2015). Join us for a conversation with Eamonn Wall, honoring Sr. Colman O'Connell, OSB. This event is presented by SJU pottery artist-in-residence, Richard Bresnahan and SJU University Chair in Critical Thinking, Nick Hayes. 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Saint John's Pottery