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February 2020

Art United: In These Bodies

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D. H. Hill Jr. Library, Fishbowl Forum, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Register now for "Art United: In These Bodies," a generative zine-making workshop led by poet Emilia Phillips and graphic artist (and NC State alumna) Natalia Lopes. Art United is for artists and writers who want to think about, discuss and create work that reflects the body positivity movement. Participants will hone their writing and drawing techniques in a supportive, collaborative two-hour workshop. Free and open to all NC State students, staff and faculty.

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Film Screening: “Signing Black in America”

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Caldwell G107, Caldwell Hall, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States

Join us for a screening of "Signing Black in America," the first documentary about Black ASL — the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. A discussion will follow the 30-minute documentary screening, led by associate producer Joseph Hill.

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Deadline: 2020 NC State Poetry Contest

February 24
Department of English, 221
Tompkins Hall, United States

Calling all poets! The 2020 NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents, including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled in North Carolina universities. It remains one of the largest free-to-enter poetry contests in the South.

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Film Screening: “Signing Black in America”

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erdahl-Cloyd Theater, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Join us for a screening of "Signing Black in America," the first documentary about Black ASL — the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. A discussion will follow the 30-minute documentary screening, led by associate producer Joseph Hill and NC State Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden, an ASL expert and an alumnus of Galludet University.

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March 2020

11th Annual AEGS Conference

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tompkins Hall, Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

The Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS) of NC State University is pleased to announce its eleventh annual Conference, Vision: Progressive Perceptions in English Studies taking place on March 21, 2020. This conference is open to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as established scholars to present their work. Possible areas of research include Composition/Rhetoric, Literature, Linguistics, Film, Communication, and Digital Humanities. 

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April 2020

2020 NC State Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony Featuring Anders Carlson-Wee Literary Reading

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Winners of the 2020 NC State Poetry Contest will be announced on Thursday, Apr. 2.  The awards ceremony will include a literary reading by this year’s guest judge Anders Carlson-Wee, author of The Low Passions (2019), a New York Public Library Book Group Selection.

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Aria Aber Poetry Reading

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Aria Aber was raised in Germany, where she was born to Afghan refugees. Her debut book Hard Damage (2019) won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and others. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman and Dickinson House and was the 2018-2019 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. She’s currently based in Berlin and is at work on her second book.

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2020 MFA Graduate Reading

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

2020 graduates of the NC State University MFA in Creative Writing Program present readings from their work. Past years’ MFA graduates have gone on to win the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, the Nebula Award, the Masters Review Anthology Prize, and the World Science Fiction Award and receive a Provincetown Fellowship, NC Arts Council Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship, among other honors.

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