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Archive for November, 2014

National Book Award Ceremony

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 19, 2014

Anthony Doerr, who received his MFA from BGSU in the late nineties, is on the shortlist for the National Book Award in Fiction.  The ceremony for the award is tonight.  Good luck, Anthony!    9781476746586_custom-ffe1af1be40b75bf6df8c95abc0d7c8faa08649c-s2-c85

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A digital gallery of the 1960’s

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 17, 2014

Jolie Sheffer and her students curated a gallery of images and artifacts from the 1960’s, available online through Jerome Library.  The issues covered include racism, the Vietnam War, and police brutality, as well as the feminist, drug and counterculture movements.  You can find it here:

http://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/exhibits/show/1960s

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Winter Wheat

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 14, 2014

The Winter Wheat Festival of Writing, sponsored by Mid-American Review, is underway.  Tonight, Anne Valente (MFA 2010) will be reading from her recently published book of short fiction By Light We Knew Our Names.  

http://casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/winter-wheat/

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New York Times Opinionator

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 14, 2014

Here’s an essay on the Opinionator Blog by Dr. Sharona Muir.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/the-crazy-puppy-and-the-flying-boy/?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A11%22%7D

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