Calendar of Events

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Celebrate Earth Day 

April 22nd, 9am-5pm
 College Lodge 8067 Route 380 in Brocton, NY

Come out to the College Lodge and spend a day in nature both relaxing and learning about our planet and what you can do to help make it a better place! Be sure to check out the events being put on by members of the English department at 12:50 and 2:20. For a complete list of all the events, which are free and open to the public, click here. A free shuttle will run between the SUNY Fredonia campus and the Lodge, starting at 9:30 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. Buses will depart campus from the loading area near Rockefeller and Maytum. Free food and drinks provided courtesy of FSA in conjunction with the SUNY Fredonia Sustainability Committee, SUNY Fredoina's Go Green Initiative and SUNY Fredonia.


Coffee & Literature: Sigma Tau Delta Coffee Talk

April 23rd, 2-3pm

English Reading room in Fenton Hall


Sigma Tau Delta is proud to host a Coffee talk where English professors will come and discuss how they discovered what their specialties in literature. This event will hopefully help those of us who're confused about what literature courses to sign up for, but more importantly will be a great opportunity to hang out with professor's outside the class room. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Student Association.



The Department of English is a proud sponsor of the Big Read keynote events




  Dr. Alexandra Socarides Associate Professor of
English at the University of Missouri
MLW Lecture & Big Read Keynote Speaker

“Layers of Erasure: Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Recovery”

Wednesday, April 23rd 7:30 pm at the 1891 Opera House

Co-sponsored by Reed Library, The Big Read, the Mary Louise White Fund, and the SUNY Fredonia Department of English.

Despite our best efforts, Emily Dickinson remains the only nineteenth-century American woman poet to be taught in high schools and colleges as well as read by a general and robust audience. more...

Big Read Meet & Greet
Thursday April 24th 9:30-11am
Japanese Garden Room in Reed Library
Students are invited for refreshments and casual conversation with our Big Read keynote speaker Dr. Socarides. This event is free and open to the public.



Big Read Library Discussion
Thursday April 24th 6:30pm
Patterson Library, Westfield, NY

“‘Just How the Fingers Hurried’: Emily Dickinson and Poetry Making”

One way to gain access to a seemingly impenetrable writer’s work is to ask how she went about making that work. Where did she sit, did she use a pencil or a pen, what kind of paper did she write on? more...


Bedtime Stories with Sigma Tau Delta

April 29th 6:30-7:30pm

Japanese Garden, in Reed Library

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, will be sponsoring its Bedtime Stories event on Tuesday, April 29th, from 6:30 to 7:30, in the Japanese Garden at Reed Library. Come in your PJs to hear Bedtime Stories!

 16th Annual Student Research & Creativity Exposition

May 1st,1pm-6pm

Williams Center MPR

Come check out the amazing work done by students of the English department and of all the other departments on campus. For more information about the event follow the link.


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