- Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards
Three UMass Boston faculty members have received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018: David Timmons, assistant professor of economics, Emilio Sauri, associate professor of English, and Robert Brock, adjunct faculty in the School for the Environment.
- UMass Boston Alumna Lisa Duffy Earns Raves for First Novel
"The Salt House" is now available from Touchstone Books
- UMass Boston Hosts Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
Senior English major Nora Connolly and Chloe Brooks, a Harvard undergraduate, won one of the two awards for best presentations at the conference. This is the third time in the last four years that a UMass Boston student has taken one of the top prizes.
- Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
Recreating Shakespeare: New Contexts, New Interpretations, New Performances. Sponsored by the English Department. Refreshments will be served.
- UMass Boston’s Lloyd Schwartz to Read from First New Poetry Volume in 17 Years
The Pulitzer Prize winner and English professor will read from and sign copies of "Little Kisses" at Harvard Book Store on Thursday.
- 10th Annual Undergraduate Literature Conference
Academic Panels and Creative Writing Presentations throughout the day!
- Cole Swensen
Meet the poet, a member of the Academy of American Poets, at a reading and announcement of winning entries. Refreshments will be served.
- Publishing Children’s Literature: A Talk with Author Susan Tan
Sponsored by UMass Boston's Creative Writing Program.
- 2016 Twitter Poetry Contest Winners Announced
Join the Creative Writing and MFA programs in listening to the winning entries in the 2016 Twitter Poetry Contest.
- UMass Boston Alumna Wins New Letters Prize for Fiction
Cady Vishniac ’15, a recent winner of the New Letters Alexander Cappon Prize for Fiction, embodies the experience of many UMass Boston students who overcome long odds to achieve great success.
- Six-Word Story Contest Winners Draw Inspiration From Memories, Chance Encounters
UMass Boston's MFA and Undergraduate Creative Writing programs announced the winners of the fourth annual Six-Word Story Contest on Wednesday.
- UMass Boston Alum, Poet Earns Fulbright Teaching English in Romania
Tara Skurtu ’10 will soon depart for Romania for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship at Transylvania University of Brasov.
- Noam Chomsky Speaks at UMass Boston
On Tuesday afternoon, a full audience of students, faculty, and community members welcomed Noam Chomsky to UMass Boston.
- Poetry in 140 Characters in Second Annual Twitter Contest
The winners of the creative writing programs-sponsored Twitter Poetry Contest had to contend with Twitter’s strict character limit.
- 2015 Twitter Poetry Contest Entry Deadline
Submit a poem of exactly 140 characters (including spaces) and win $100. Sponsored by the Creative Writing and MFA programs. Deadline: February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m.
- Twitter Poetry Contest Returns; Win Up to $100 in Gift Cards
UMass Boston undergraduates have until Friday, February 27 to submit up to three poems, using exactly 140 characters.
- Engaging Practices: A UMass Boston English Department Conference on the Teaching of Composition
Join the Freshman English Program for this free conference, which provides opportunities for sharing strategies and exploring issues that focus on the writing process.
- Poet Eileen Myles ’71, Discusses Her UMass Boston Experience at Reading
“I had this incandescent experience here. UMass Boston was completely formative to me. I became an artist here.”
- Creativity, Brevity Keys to Annual Six-Word Story Contest
UMass Boston students submitted a record 340 entries for the annual contract.
- UMass Boston Student Honored with Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Award
Jacqueline Perry is among honorees recognized for undergraduate research.
- UMass Boston Poet Jill McDonough Wins Lannan Fellowship
Director of creative writing MFA program receives prestigious award.
- UMass Boston MFA Alumna Receives Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award
Danielle Jones-Pruett will receive $30,000 to fund the research and writing of a book of poetry about her Alabama hometown.
- Former MFA Visiting Writer Earns Spot on National Book Award Shortlist
Cambridge-based poet Fanny Howe has won acclaim for her book "Second Childhood."
- Reading of 2014 Six-Word Story Contest Winners
Come hear the top 20 entries of the MFA and Undergraduate Creative Writing Programs's annual Six-Word Story Contest.
- UMass Boston Writers Community Presents: Spring 2014 Undergraduate Poetry Reading
This event is the first of its kind in what the UMass Boston Writers Community hopes will become a series of undergraduate student performances.
- CLA Junior Faculty Colloquium Lecture Series Presents: Emilio Sauri, English Department
"Autonomy after Autonomy: Literature, Time, and the World Market in Roberto Bolaño's 2666"
- UMass Boston Student Writers Show Their Might/In Twitter Poetry Contest, Where Words Take Flight
Writers never know where a great idea will come from. Amy Gaeta found her inspiration in the freezer—a package of pork chops with a handwritten note attached.
- Tell Me a (Six-Word) Story
Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story that was only six words long. In that spirit, UMass Boston's Creative Writing Program has hosted its second annual six-word story contest.
- 6 Word Story Contest
UMass Boston's Creative Writing Program invites you to participate in a 6-word story contest. The winner receives $100. The top 20 entries will be read November 20. Submission deadline: October 29
- Shaun O’Connell Lecture Series
The English Department's 9th Annual Shaun O'Connell Lecture Series features alumnus Thomas O'Malley.
- UMass Boston Faculty Win Creative Economy Grants from President Caret
UMass Boston faculty have received $87,000 from UMass President Robert Caret’s office to bring artistic and entrepreneurship opportunities to UMass Boston students, partners, and the community as a whole.
- Global Voices Reading Series and Academy of American Poets Prize—Sandra Lim
The Student Senate and Creative Writing Program brings Academy of American Poets Prize judge Sandra Lim to campus to read from her work and present the Academy of American Poets Prize.
- Global Voices Reading Series—Justin Torres
Come hear author Justin Torres read from his work.
- Poetry Reading: Lloyd Schwartz’s Poem Selected for Pinsky’s The Best of the Best American Poetry
Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz will be reading his poem that was selected for The Best of the Best American Poetry, guest edited by Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy.
- English Department Colloquium
Discussion with Assistant Professor of English Salomé Skvirsky: The Aesthetic of Labor in Linduarte Noronha's Aruanda
- “Constructing the Enemy” Reading and Reception
Join us for a book reception for Dr. Rajini Srikanth's new publication, "Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law"
- Picturing the Newgate Hero in W.H. Ainsworths Jack Sheppard: A Romance
Lecturer in English Lamont Egle will discuss the portrayals of W. H. Ainsworth’s Jack Sheppard and Charles Dickens Oliver Twist in this lecture.
- English MA Students Curate Exhibit at Boston Public Library
English MA students at UMass Boston have curated a rare books exhibition that's now open at the Boston Public Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
- Spring 2012 Global Voices Reading Series
Readings featuring E.C. Osondu, Gail Mazur, Martha Collins, Charles Bock, and more
- 2011 Global Voices Reading Series
2011 Global Voices Reading Series
- MA Students Curate New Exhibit at BPL
English MA students at UMass Boston have curated a new rare books exhibit at the Boston Public Library.
- MA Students Serving As Mentors
UMass Boston English MA students are serving as mentors in "literature reading clubs" for Boston pre-teens.
- Professor Sauri’s English 697 Students Present Research
Professor Emilio Sauri's "Engl 697: Literature of the Americas" students presenting their research in the form of conference papers on April 28, creating a mini-conference open to all English MA students.
- Pulitzer Prize Winner Lloyd Schwartz Continues to Inspire
Even after winning a Pulitzer Prize, Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz continues to inspire his UMass Boston students.
- UMass Boston Grad Students Make Reading Fun for City Kids
UMass Boston graduate students are guiding girls and boys ages 8 to 12 through graphic novels and as part of a collaboration with the Boston Public Library.
- Professor Shaun O’Connell Presents an Evolving Vision of Boston through Literature
UMass Boston Professor of English Shaun O’Connell's interpretive anthology looks at the evolving vision of Boston in the last four centuries.