The Department of English sponsors a number of activities for majors.
Visiting Writer, poet Joseph O. Legaspi gives a craft talk.
English Student Groups:
Writers' Ring is a club that meets once a month in the English Department Reading room (127 Fenton)
to experiment with new and exciting creative writing exercises and help plan area
open-mic poetry nights and other writing activities for the campus community.
President for 2013-14: Peter Mason
English Works is an club that helps students explore more of what their major has to offer them
by giving them opportunities to get experience relevant to their field. The club also
works to help students create resumes that help make them into attractive prospects
in their fields.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. The SUNY Fredonia chapter sponsors activities
for English students, faculty, and the broader community. Recent and ongoing events
include "Coffee Talks" with departmental faculty and students, and community literacy
programming. Applications are available in the spring semester.
Chapter President: Courtney Loiacono
- Writing for Fredonia's award-winning newspaper, The Leader.
- Participating on Fredonia's creative writing blog: Writing at SUNY Fredonia.
- Regularly scheduled Poetry Readings offer students an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie
of sharing work from creative writing classes in an informal and supportive setting.
The department also sponsors readings from "professional" authors, poets and lecturers
each semester to the benefit and delight of our students.
Student Research Expo.
The Trident is the campus literary magazine affiliated with ENGL 261:Introduction to Literary
Publishing. The Trident takes submissions of fiction (under five double-spaced pages)
and poetry. All students are welcome to submit their work as an attachment with the
title and author name in the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are read in the early spring of each year.
A variety of other opportunities exist as well:
- Students and faculty often become involved in community events and assist in a variety
of elementary, middle school and high school projects.
Environmental Literature Students Planting Spruce Trees at Greystone Nature Preserve
The London Program provides students with the opportunity to study in London with two faculty members.
The program involves two separate courses, one on Women's Literature in London and
a second on Charles Dickens. The two-week course involves daily discussion sections
and outings to study archival materials and related art and design exhibits in London
museums. Students will also take day trips to various locations, such as Oxford, and
have a chance to live and study in the heart of Bloomsbury.
The English Education Club provides a way for English Adolescent Education majors to further their education
outside the classroom. Each semester members plan and organize professional development
activities. Some past examples include Writer's Workshop, Grammar Mini-lessons and
Sustained Silent Reading in the high school. The club has also planned charity fund-raisers
and social events.
The Learning Center hires student tutors from various fields of study to assist peers including Writing
- The department also maintains a list of advertisements for students interested in
submitting papers for conferences and for competitions across the country.
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