Upcoming Events



The “A&T CREATE” Lit Festival 2017  Aggie Poetry Fest – A Fund Raiser 2017

April 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Location: auditorium A218, GCB
A Poetry Extravaganza featuring area poets
BRock, The Queen City Collective out of Charolotte and many more
Come and help us raise funds for Creative Writing Scholarships!
*Admission at the door: $10.00; $5.00 for students with a vaild ID

Applause Café: Creative Writing Students and Program Alumnae Reading
Thursday, April 13; 3:30 pm
Location: GCB auditorium, A218


 POETRY, JAZZ AND JAVA: Faculty Poetry Reading April 13, 6:30pm

Come and meet our fauculty as you've never seen them before: as poets performing poetry
Location: Dudly Art Gallery in the Dudley Building
Tonight: Introducing the New Aggie Poet Laureate!
The New Aggies Poet Laureate (2017 - 2018) will also give a poetry reading during this event reception to follow.


 

“WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GRADUATE STUDENT:  UNDERSTANDING FACULTY  EXPECTATIONS FOR WRITING AND RESEARCH”—MARCH 29

The Department of English will host a presentation/workshop on “What It Means to Be A Graduate Student:Understanding Faculty Expectations for Writing and Research” from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm., Wednesday, March 29, in the Academic  Classroom Building—Auditorium room 108.  A book signing will take place immediately after the presentation/workshop. 

Our guest speaker and facilitator will be Vernetta K. Williams, PhD— author of the book, 
 I am Not a Writer…I am Just in Graduate School: A Guide to Writing Critically, Clearly and Coherently.This presentation/workshop will be most empowering for “…graduate students as they attempt to navigate…their way through advanced academic [writing] and study” and for undergrads contemplating a graduate program. After her presentation, Dr. Williams will engage the audience in Q/A.  


Graduate Students’ Forum will meet on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in GCB 423.

Issues on the agenda will include plans for a Graduate Forum, pertinent information about Thesis, Comps Exams, etc. All graduate students should endeavor to attend this meeting. 


Creative Writing Orientation & Open House, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 @ 4:30pm in room A208 of GCB (Open to all majors and interested students)

  • Learn about our program
  • Prepare yourself to become a professional writer
  • Choose one of the best majors
  • Prepare for success
  • Hear poetry
  • Perform poetry
  • Write poetry
  • Write short fiction
  • Write screenplays 
  • Meet our faculty, alumni and other majors

Graduate Student Orientation, Monday August 15, 2016 at 1:30p.m. in Room 423 of GCB
This orientation is for all new graduate students. 

Renee' Ahdieh Visits N.C. A&T Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 (location TBA)

The Department of English along with BookMarks Festival welcomes visting writer Renée Ahdieh. 
Renée Ahdieh spent the first few years of her life in South Korea before moving to the United States. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Her debut young adult novel, The Wrath and the Dawn, was named a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Kids’ Indie Next List Top Ten Pick, a Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Young Adults, and an Amazon Best Young Adult Book. The much anticipated sequel, The Rose and the Dagger, will be released in May 2016. She is involved with the We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) nonprofit. Her two books are a retelling of 1001 Nights. Renee Ahdieh - http://reneeahdieh.com

Adobe Systems Partners with N.C. A&T (5.19.2016)

Adobe Systems, Inc. is partnering with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to provide Technical Writing Concentration majors with access to the Adobe Technical Communication Suite starting summer 2016.Students majoring in English with a concentration in Technical Writing will be able to integrate the software directly into their courses and learn through an extensive hands-on approach and gain valuable experience that will directly impact their professional careers.

“As we continue to develop our Technical Writing concentration into one that provides students with a culturally situated approach to technical communication, access to software that professionals use daily will give our students an advantage over their peers. Our goal is to graduate well-rounded students who have competencies grounded in practical application and real-world writing situations. This software will assist us in achieving that goal,” said Dr. Kimberly Harper, assistant professor and director of Technical Communication. Adobe’s donation of 35 licenses of Adobe Technical Communication Suite (2015 release) will allow students to combine the practical hands-on experience that many employers desire with their understanding of traditional technical communication concepts. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of genres, audience analysis, project planning, content management, and production and delivery to projects that they create using the five best in class tools produced by Adobe.

“We are ecstatic that our technical writing lab will now have Robohelp, Framemaker, Captivate, Acrobat Pro, and Presenter. This partnership will transform the way our current courses are taught” said Professor Veloisa Marsh.