Upcoming Events

February 5, 3:30 pm: Work-in-Progress. Dr. Brian Attebery presents "Dream Reports as Personal Narratives" for workshop consideration. Copies of the manuscript will be available from Amanda in the English Department office by Friday, 1/29. Please read in advance and come prepared to discuss. LA 256.

February 11-17: Visiting Fiction Writer Michael Mejia in Residence.  Mejia’s stay in Pocatello will include multiple events. All events are free of charge. The public is invited and encouraged to attend open admission events.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 11, 2:30pm: Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will follow a brief introduction. Open admission, public attendance encouraged. ISU Campus, Liberal Arts 244.

Thursday, February 11, 4:30pm: High School Creative Writing Workshop. Free and open to Pocatello-area high school students with advance registration. SU Campus, Liberal Arts 273. 4:30pm. Contact Susan Goslee (sgoslee@isu.edu) to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, February 17, 12-1:15pm: ISU Creative Writing Master Class. Open to ISU students who have completed ENGL 2206. ISU Campus, REND 117. Contact Susan Goslee (sgoslee@isu.edu) to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, February 17, 6pm: Fiction Reading. Michael Mejia will share his work. A pre-ception featuring light refreshments, book sales, and signings will be hosted by Black Rock & Sage at 5:30 pm. Open admission. Public attendance encouraged.Idaho State University, Pond Student Union Building, Wood River Room.


February 18, 7pm: Film Screening, Wrenched, a study of environmental writer Edward Abbey. Hosted by The Audubon Society, along with the Department of English and Philosophy. Discussion to follow. PSUB Wood River Room.


March 2, 3pm: Guest Speaker, Kerri Cushman, Associate Professor of Book Arts, Longman University. Hosted by the Pinyon Jay Press.

March 4-5: Intermountain Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the ISU English Graduate Student Association. The theme for this year’s 11th annual conference is “Intersections.” Proposals and abstracts from graduate students in English and related disciplines due February 5, 2016. Contact wardemi2@isu.edu, for details.

April 2016: Shakespeare 400, events to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Life (1564-1616). All events are open and free of charge and the public is invited to attend open admission events.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 4, 7pm: Visiting Guest Instructor, Printing Shakespeare’s Sonnets, with Cathy Shrank, Professor of English, University of Sheffield, in English 4464/5564 Renaissance Visual Culture and the Advent of Print. ISU Campus, Liberal Arts 152. Open to members of the public and the ISU community who have read in advance. Contact Whitaker, Professor of English, whitaker@isu.edu, for readings and further details.

Tuesday, April 5, 2:30pm: Public Lecture, “Editorial Re-Fashioning, or What Have We Done to Shakespeare?” With Cathy Shrank, Professor of English, University of Sheffield. Contact Jessica Winston, winsjess@isu.edu, for details. Rendezvous Suites, ISU Campus.

For upcoming events, please click on the Calendar. A link also appears on the upper-left side of the Department’s home page.