Thursday, February 21, 2013

STD Outbreak on Friday, February 22

"He sprang upon the old woman and ate her up" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, will be having its second meeting of the spring semester tomorrow at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd in the Tower Room in the University Center (that’s the room in the southeast corner of the second floor). 

We will be discussing poetic retellings of fairy tales, provided for us by Drs. Peters and Nicholson-Weir.

Whether you are an STD frequent flier or you’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of our meetings, we hope you’ll find a way to work us into your schedule if you enjoy talking about fiction, poetry, drama, film, ideas, and other topics of literary interest.  And if you know someone who is not on this mailing list but might like to be—English major or not, invite them to give STD a try in February. 

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Steve Benton
Dr. Joshua Grasso (faculty co-sponsors)

Monday, February 18, 2013

February 19: Open Mic Night!

Dr. Murphy writes:

"Literati will be sponsoring a poetry/creative writing reading tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 3:30 for all faculty and students.  Please feel free to come by the NEW Library Student Lounge [that's the photo on the right below--Ed.] to participate or just listen.

"Several of our students will be reading, I’ll be reading some of my favorite poems and flash fiction (and maybe a few poems of my own) and I invite you all to come participate, too.

"It’s a cool venue, at 3:30, so not too late, and should be chock full of fun!

"It’s open mic, so just show up!"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

February 10: Hada at the Depot

You are invited to the Depot in Norman, Sunday, February 10 for a poetry reading by our own Dr. Ken Hada. For details, go to:

If you click on this link above, this is part of what you will find:

Second Sunday Poetry Features Ken Hada February 10
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 14:36
Ken HadaAward winning poet Ken Hada will read from his recent work at the February 10 Second Sunday Poetry Reading in the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones. The free reading begins at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

In his “poignant poems, Hada probes the natural and human worlds with equal candor, forcefulness, and literary artistry. His canvas is broad, and he paints it with rare compassion, grit, and unblinking emotional honesty” says Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate.

Hada was raised in rural settings in Oklahoma and Arkansas where he first developed his passion for the outdoors, for flyfishing, canoeing, kayaking and all other kinds of activities that define human interdependence with nature. This association defines much of his poetry. His research interests and creative writing both increasingly merge in the areas of nature writing and ecology concerns, regionalism and the American west.

Ken Hada’s five poetry collections include National Western Heritage Award-winning Spare Parts, and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill (a collaborative effort with his brother Duane’s plein aire watercolors.) Both of these titles were finalists for the Oklahoma Book Award, and Spare Parts was featured four times on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Most recently Ken collaborated with his son’s guitar compositions to release a cd titled Like Father, Like Son: A Narrative in Poetry & Guitar.
Ken contributes regularly to a poetry blog at and often publishes poems in regional journals. He is also a frequent reader of his work at venues around the country. Ken completed his PhD at The University of Texas in Arlington, and is a professor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival.
A Professor Before Dawn by Ken Hada
The nature photographs of George Williams on exhibit in the Depot Gallery can be enjoyed while attending the reading.

Second Sunday Poetry Readings are a program of The Performing Arts Studio providing a monthly venue for selected regional poets to share their work. Former Oklahoma Poet Laureate and Oklahoma Book Award winner Carl Sennhenn hosts.

February 7: Learn How to Cover Your Letters

The ECU Writing Center presents

Cover Letter and Résumé Workshop

Thursday, 7 February 2013, 4:00-5:00 pm
Faust Hall 159