Join ASU’s TomorrowTalks with Percival Everett, November 3rd at 6pm AZ time. TomorrowTalks is a student-engagement initiative meant to put students in conversation with authors who explain how they use their writing to address society’s most pressing issues. It’s led by the Division of Humanities at ASU and hosted by ASU’s Department of English in partnership with Macmillan Publishers.
This event takes place over Zoom and is free, although registration is required. Everett will be discussing his book The Trees,published by Graywolf Press. Winner of the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, this novel deals with a series of devastating and puzzling murders in Money, Mississippi. As detectives attempt to figure out what’s going on, they discover that similar murders are taking place all over the country. In the process, they must reckon with America’s brutal history of racism and police violence.
Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knockout comedy.
Amy Rowland, The New York Times Book Review
Percival Everett has written over twenty novels and is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.
“The Trees” is a wild book: a gory pulp revenge fantasy and a detective narrative. . . . [It] is just as blood-soaked and just as hilarious as Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained, but it comes with more authentic historical weight for being set in a dreamlike counterpresent.
To learn more about TomorrowTalks and register for the event, go here.
Join ASU’s TomorrowTalks with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, October 13th at 7pm AZ time. TomorrowTalks is a student-engagement initiative meant to put students in conversation with authors who explain how they use their writing to address society’s most pressing issues. It’s led by the Division of Humanities at ASU and hosted by ASU’s Department of English in partnership with Macmillan Publishers.
This event takes place over Zoom and is free, although registration is required. Johnson will be discussing her book My Monticello, published by Henry Holt and Company and winner of the Weatherford Award, the Balcones Fiction Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award. Set in the near future, her stories feature Da’Naisha—a Black descendent of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings—a university professor studying his son in secret, and a single mother grasping to purchase her first home. Johnson reckons with America’s past and present in this thrilling debut.
A badass debut by any measure—nimble, knowing, and electrifying.
Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle
Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s work has appeared in Guernica, The Guardian, Kweli Journal, and elsewhere. To learn more about her, visit her website.
…’My Monticello’ is, quite simply, an extraordinary debut from a gifted writer with an unflinching view of history and what may come of it.
The Washington Post
To learn more about TomorrowTalks and register for the event, go here.
This Friday at 9:00am AZ time, Dr. Paul Baker will be discussing global trends in anxiety and the intersection between anxiety and gender. The WHO estimates over 200 million people around the globe have anxiety, and women are more likely than men to be diagnosed. Some studies suggest that the way people conceptualize their emotions through language impacts whether they develop anxiety.
Dr. Baker has published over twenty books, conducting research on media, gender, sexuality, language, and more. He is a Professor of English Language at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.
The linguistics and applied linguistics / TESOL program in the Department of English at ASU presents this free, open, and virtual talk.
Click here to learn more and register for this event!
Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.
This month’s event will take place Thursday, September 7th, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!
For more information about the event, to RSVP, and to stay tuned for the discussion topic, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.
The Arizona State University Department of English invites you to an open house in celebration of the RED INK International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, & Humanities. There will be indigenous food, and refreshments, along with poetry, stories, and music.
This event is free of charge and is open to the public. The event takes place on Friday, September 16th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Durham Language and Literature Building (LL), room, 215, ASU Tempe Campus. For more information visit the Facebook event or the official event page.
Join us in the annual celebration Thursday April 21, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. in the Heritage Room in the University Club (ASU Tempe Campus).
Among the oldest and most celebratory traditions in the Department of English–this year will be the 54th year–is the evening we gather to honor student creative writers from across the ASU campuses at the Annual Swarthout Awards.
There will be a pre-reading reception to welcome friends of Miles Swarthout, who recently passed away. Before the Awards, a brief tribute to Miles will be offered by Stacie Anfinson. Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios will serve as inimitable emcee. This event is free and open to the public.
Next Thursday, November 20th, Marooned Undergraduate Creative Review will be hosting their annual reading to celebrate their most recent issue at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus in room 316 of the Durham Language and Literature building from 6-9 pm.
We are excited to present the amazing work from some of our 23 contributors for Volume 12. So far, our lineup of readers includes Jillian Mason, Jessica Swarner, and Kevin Hanlon.
Then following the scheduled readings, audience members will be able to perform in our open mic session. If you are interested in reading at the open mic, you should arrive a little early to sign up.
We will be providing food and drinks. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Marooned is a literary magazine supported by the Arizona State University Department of English. We are currently run by five undergraduate interns and supervisor Bob Haynes.
We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, essay, photography, and art starting in the fall semester until our submission deadline on April 1st. Copies of our current and past issues are available for purchase for $5 from our interns on ASU’s Tempe campus, and will be available at our reading.
Come join us for a fun evening in celebrating contemporary literature from Marooned’s most recent issue.
Michael Cohen is a student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. He is pursuing a degree in creative writing and hopes to continue his writing education upon graduating, while working towards becoming a published author. He is also an editor for Marooned Undergraduate Creative Review.
Elizabeth S. Hansen is a senior at Arizona State University Tempe pursuing degrees in creative writing and communication under Barrett, the Honors College, as well as a writing certificate. She is an intern for the literary magazine Marooned Undergraduate Creative Review, as well as Superstition Review. Her work has been published in issue 8 of Miracle Magazine. Upon graduation, Elizabeth plans to pursue a career in the writing and/or teaching industries.
Tamara Ignatian is a senior pursuing her degree in English through Arizona State University online and is working as an intern on campus for Marooned Undergraduate Creative Review. Outside of school, Tamara reads anything that she can get her hands on and runs a poetry blog. After graduation, Tamara intends to further her education in the hopes of one day teaching English or editing professionally.
Haley Marshall is a senior at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, pursuing a degree in English with a minor in film studies. Also a member of Barrett, the Honors College and an editorial intern atMarooned, she’s hoping to work in the publishing industry after graduation.
Madison Ruffner is a junior at Arizona State University pursing a degree in English literature, as well as minors in both Business and Japanese. In addition to being an intern for Marooned Undergraduate Creative Review she has a passion for writing in both languages. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in publishing in either language, in either Japan or the United States.
Bob Haynes currently teaches professional and technical writing classes at Arizona State University and is Director of the Writing Certificate Program. He is also the faculty advisor for the student-run literary magazine Marooned. Bob has also written educational nonfiction for children and his works have been published in journals such as Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. His background includes journalism studies at the George Washington University, professional publishing at Stanford University, and creative writing at ASU. He retired from NASA in 1998 and has been teaching at ASU since 2002.