FSU to Host 2015 West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairmont State University is hosting West Virginia’s annual Undergraduate Literary Symposium, which is a celebration of scholarship by English majors.

The event, coordinated by English professor Dr. Angela Schwer, will feature 25 papers presented by students from seven different institutions.

It will be held on Saturday, April 11, in the conference rooms located on the third floor of the Falcon Center. Following registration at 8:15 a.m., the symposium will commence at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m., with refreshments and food provided throughout the day.

Three West Virginia Writers to Present Reading

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three West Virginia writers will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University main campus. The writers include Michael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden and John Van Kirk.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs at Fairmont State University and the Department of Language and Literature.

English Majors to Present at National Conference

Friday, January 17, 2014

Two English majors will represent Fairmont State University at the annual meeting of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary society. The convention will be held Feb. 26 through March 1 in Savannah, Ga.

Sarah Queen, a native of Clarksburg, and Marissa Stickel of Lost Creek, will make presentations. Both of the students are seniors at Fairmont State. Queen is double-majoring in English education and Journalism Education, and Stickel is double-majoring in English and French. Matthews is the faculty sponsor of Beta Omega, Fairmont State’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Artist-in-Residence Reading from New Book on April 4

Monday, April 01, 2013

Fiction writer Cary Holladay, Fairmont State University’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, will read from her new novel, “Horse People,” on Thursday, April 4, in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s Great Room of Cultures.

The reading begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “Horse People” is published by Louisiana State University Press as part of its Yellow Shoe Fiction Series. Enriched by history and folklore, the volume features several generations of a family in Virginia’s horse country.

English Professor Publishes Poetry Collection

Monday, April 09, 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Savage’s first full-length collection of poems, now available from Furniture Press Books, might be called "Grammar" and be inspired in large part by a 1946 grammar textbook, but don’t expect any lengthy lectures or tedious sentence diagramming here. Savage, a professor of English at Fairmont State University, is known for her sparse and tight poetry and this 50-poem collection is no exception.

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