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Archive for December, 2014

Saturday Evening Post Christmas Story

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 12, 2014

Wendell Mayo, Professor of Creative Writing, has a Christmas story up in the Saturday Evening Post.

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/12/12/post-fiction/contemporary-fiction-art-entertainment/marleys-ghost.html

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The Ten Best Books of 2014

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 4, 2014

Anthony Doerr’s novel “All the Light We Cannot See” is named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2014.html?hpw&rref=books&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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The president and BGSU Creative Writing

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 1, 2014

When President Barack Obama went shopping on Saturday, he picked up a book by BGSU MFA alum Anthony Doerr!

“Among the books in the president’s shopping bags for mature readers were “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China” by New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by surgeon Atul Gawande and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.”

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-shops-support-small-business-buys-books-181939073–finance.html

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Saying Farewell to Jessica and Mary Jo

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 1, 2014

The English Department bid a fond farewell to Jessica Wade and Mary Jo Smith, our long-serving secretaries.  We’ll be having a party to celebrate them this Friday.  MJ&Jessica

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