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Spring 2017 Events

Ink’s Valentine’s Day Coffeehouse
When: Friday, February 10th  from 8:30-10pm
Where: Bliss Hall Lounge
An opportunity for students to perform in front of their peers! They can get up and sing love songs, read Shakespearean sonnets or some writing of their own. Donuts and coffee will be served.


Ink’s Slam Down the Walls
When: Friday, March 3rd from 8:30-10pm
Where; Bliss Lounge
TCNJ’s slam poets have the chance to share their spoken word pieces and compete for the Slam Champ Title. This
semester’s prize for winning is being of two people opening for slam pet, Danez Smith.


Postponed until Fall 2017
Visiting Writers Series Presents: Danez Smith 

When: Thursday, March 23 at 8:30pm
Where: Library Auditorium
Smith is a spoken word poet whose poetry relates to both race and gender. They were a 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and are currently enrolled in the University of Michigan


Co-Sponsored Event
Poetry Reading by Two Prominent Chinese Poets
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Bliss Hall 234
For more information: Poetry Reading Flyer

A Tribute to Edward Albee
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:30-1:50pm
Where: Science Complex P 101
Staged Reading of “A Zoo Story” by TCNJ Alumni
Close Reading by Albee Scholar Lincoln Konkle
Question and Answer Session
For more information: Albee Event Flyer


“How to Teach”….event on the topic of Summer Reading
ENGT Spring Semester Event
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Business Building 204
Lots of English teachers struggle to get their students to read over the summer-or to reach the book(s) they’ve been assigned. For this seminar, three NJ high school teachers (one of whom is a TCNJ ENGT alum) are going to talk about how they redesigned their school’s summer reading program to give students choices and ownership of their reading.

Session is open to all English majors. Please RSVP here: or contact Emily Meixner at:

The English Department’s Visiting Speaker Series Presents:
Professor Ania Loomba giving a talk on
Why Read Shakespeare Today?
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:30-1:50pm
Where: Library Auditorium
For more information: Loomba Event Flyer


Visiting Writers Series Presents: Leslie Jamison

Monday, 17, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Library Auditorium.

Leslie Jamison is an American novelist and essayist, whose work has been published in Best New American Voices 2008 and Public Space. Her book of essays, The Empathy Exams, delves into how we connect with each other on the most basic of levels. IT was the winner of the Graywolf Press Non-Fiction Prize.
For more information: