New Master's in Creative Writing and Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies Created

The Board of Trustees greatly enhanced the education of its liberal arts students yesterday with two programs that will greatly impact their communication skills.

UK English Department Accepting Entries for Poetry & Fiction Contests

A $250 prize will be awarded in each category.

Word Games with Friends Night- Sigma Tau Delta

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cats Den
Do you dominate at Scrabble? Do you know how to perfectly fit nouns and adjectives together in Apples to Apples to form hilarious pairs? Do you have a secret passion for Bananagrams? 
If you do (and even if you don't), you are invited to Sigma Tau Delta's Word Games with Friends Night this Saturday (3/8/14) from 6-8 PM in the Cats Den! Bring your favorite word games to play with others while enjoying some snacks and drinks.
See the attached flyer for more information--we hope to see you there!

'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

The UK Special Collections Library's "Reel to Real" series continues tonight with "Coal Miner's Daughter," at 7 p.m. in Worsham Theater.

Creative Writing Awards Seeking Submissions

The deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Department of English's 2014 Dantzler fiction and Farquhar poetry contests is Wednesday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Frank X Walker: Writer, Teacher, Award Winner

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker brought home the gold this past weekend, winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry.

James Baker Hall Inducted into Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

Deceased English department member inducted into Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

DaMaris Hill and Nathan Moore discuss Afrofuturism on WUKY

Wikipedia defines the subject as “an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.” Professor DaMaris Hill and her student Nathan Moore elaborate on this definition and tell us about the course. More information about the class is available at http://www.afrofuturelit.blogspot.com/.

This interview was aired on WUKY 91.3FM on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. You can access the original post here.

'Standing Up for the Mountains' Book Talk at UK

Three University of Kentucky authors will present recent books about mountaintop removal mining, and the treasured landscapes and Appalachian communities that lie in its midst, at a book talk and signing Thursday, Feb. 27.

Shale Earns Honorable Mention in Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Awards

Shale is an on-campus literary journal that features poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, world language pieces and art submitted by UK students.


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