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We have a new photo gallery!

The English Department has added a photo gallery so you can see pictures from current departmental events. Click here to view it.

Congratulations Dr. Angela Jones!

Dr. Angela Jones is this 2013 winner of the Potter College Service Award.

As most of you know this is a well-deserved, long-overdue honor. Dr. Jones' work placing students into internships has led students to full-time jobs using their English major as the basis for their employment. She has created a network of employers who now turn to her to ask "who can you send us?" We're very proud to have her in our department! 


angela jones


SOKY Bookfest 2012

Molly McCaffrey and David Bell were among the many authors at this year's SOKY bookfest. Here are a few pictures from the event:

 Dr. Schneider, Dr. McCaffrey, Dr. Bell SOKY Bookfest 2012

Dr. McCaffrey SOKY Bookfest 2012

Dr. McCaffrey being eaten by Big Red SOKY Bookfest 2012


Check out our Winter Workshop Photo Gallery!

The 2012 workshop pictures with Maurice Manning are now up!



Congratulations Dawn Winters!
Potter College Part-time Faculty Award Winner 2012

We're delighted to announce Dawn Winters as one of the recipients of the Potter College Part-time Faculty Teaching Awards for 2012.   The Awards Committee has reviewed the nominations and has chosen Barb Deeb in Broadcasting and Dawn Winters in English to receive the Potter College Awards this year.  Dawn teaches English 100, 200, and 300.

A special recognition of Barb and Dawn will be in August, but don't wait until then to congratulate them both on some excellent work!  Their contributions illustrate the important role that part-time faculty members play in building the strength of our programs.

Thanks to the Awards Committee and to Karen Schneider for their work on this process.


Creative Writing Reading Series Spring 2012

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Spring 2012 CW Reading Series Flyer



Kentucky Authors

During February, the Warren County Public Library will host popular Kentucky authors Dawn Scruggs, Donna Wilkerson, Gary West, Robert Dickey, and David Bell.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, Feb. 2nd --
Dawn and Donna will be discussing their novel The Deliberation. Their book is about an "open and shut" case, but for one juror, the truth about the case is a shocking discovery. This is their first book. Dawn has served as a court reporter and Donna is a former trial attorney.  Main Library at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9th --
Gary West wrote Eating Your Way Across Kentucky and Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky. He also wrote King Kelly Coleman, the authorized biography of a Kentucky basketball legend. His latest book The ABA Kentucky Colonels . . .The Real Story of a Team Left Behind is about another basketball legend -- Kentucky's only professional basketball team. He will speak at the Main Library at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16th --
David Bell will discuss his latest book Cemetery Girl. David Bell is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Western Kentucky University. His previous novels are The Condemned and The Girl in the Woods. Main Library at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 --
Robert Dickey practiced law in Kentucky for 40 years. He has written three nonfiction books all featuring Kentucky places and personalities. Dickey's latest book is Greyhound to Vegas: The Odyssey of Hilda Reynolds Krause. He will speak at the library at 6:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public. The Warren County Public Library is located on State St. in downtown Bowling Green. For more information, call 781-4882 or visit: www.warrenpl.org.



Mary Ellen Miller:

The Poet's Wife Speaks

poets wife speaks

poets wife speaks

poets wife speaks


Mary Ellen Miller Book Reading

Mary Ellen Miller reads from her new book of poetry, The Poet's Wife Speaks, on the WKU-Glasgow campus at noon, November 16th, 2011. A rotunda followed with refreshments and a book-signing.

Mary Ellen Miller Book Signing

If you would like a copy of the book, please send $10.00 (includes shipping) along with your name and address to:

Mary Ellen Miller
English Department
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42103

and the book will be mailed back to you.

To all those who attended the reading, thank you for your support!


 Jim Wayne Miller:

Jim Wayne Miller Group Picture

And the winners are:

First place: Brittany Lee Cheek

Second Place: James Mote. Jr.

Third place: Krystol Stinson

The 15th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing was held in Garret Conference Center this year. Visit the WKU Jim Wayne Miller page for more information and pictures from the event.

For more information on the poet, please visit jimwaynemiller.com to find pictures, bibliographies, and more.





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