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The Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of the Pacific University 2019 Writing Contests in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, literary analysis, and college writing.
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English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original work at the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention as well as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this March. 
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The Department of English is pleased to announce the newest membership of Alpha Chi Omega, Pacific University's chapter of the internal Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The 2020 class includes six students in Art History, Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, English Literature, and Spanish majors and minors.
Scott Korb
We are pleased to announce that Scott Korb will become the new Director of the MFA in Writing Program beginning in May, 2020.
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English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original research at the 2020 Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature this March. 
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For the second year in a row, Pacific University English students have published work in the highly competitive international publications of the Sigma Tau Delta honor society, The Rectangle  and The Review.
Haley McKinnon '18 had her work featured on a poetry website. 
Student accepts award at 2018 NUCH.
Eight English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original research at the 2019 Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. 
Kwame Dawes New Book
Kwame Dawes is not a native Nebraskan. Born in Ghana, he later moved to Jamaica, where he spent most of his childhood and early adulthood. In 1992 he relocated to the United States and eventually found himself an American living in Lincoln, Nebraska. In Nebraska, a beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Dawes explores a theme constant in his work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The poems, set against the backdrop of Nebraska’s discrete cycle of seasons, are meditative even as they search for a sense of place in a new landscape. While he shovels snow or walks in the bitter cold to his car, he is engulfed with memories of Kingston, yet when he travels, he finds himself longing for the open space of the plains and the first snowfall. With a strong sense of place and haunting memories, Dawes grapples with life in Nebraska as a transplant.
MFA Booth at the PDX Book Festival
Please join the Pacific MFA in Writing program at the Portland Book Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Located at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, the Portland Book Festival is the largest celebration of books and storytelling in the Pacific Northwest.

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