English Department

An interdisciplinary panel of Western Washington University faculty, staff and students will discuss the Western Reads 2010 book, "The Young & the Digital," by author S. Craig Watkins, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Communications Facility Room 115.

Dawn Dietrich (English), John…

Western Libraries’ Special Collections opened in its new digs -- a spacious and modern set of rooms on the sixth floor of Wilson Library -- back in February.

The new area features climate-controlled storage areas, a huge research space, separate offices for the three Special…

The Northwest Ballet of Bellingham is producing a ballet on the theme of the Chinese in historic Fairhaven back in the 1880s. The ballet will not be historically accurate but will explore the racial relationship that was here in the late 1800s and early 1900s. While this part of our Fairhaven…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) has had three of his poems published recently. "Let Us Know" appeared in "Alaska Quarterly Review," Vol. 27, No. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 2010, p. 221. "A Lemon Yellow" appeared in "Poetry Ireland Review," Issue 101,…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poem "A Song for Early Autumn" published in "Revival Poetry Journal," Issue 16, July 2010, p. 16.

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) has given readings from his recently published memoir, "Help Me to a Getaway," at the following places: The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Ireland (May 7); The Galway City Museum, Galway, Ireland (May 15); and the Locke Bar Theatre, Limerick, Ireland (June…

"Filipino-American poet Oliver de la Paz, who teaches English at Western Washington University, draws vividly on his boyhood in Eastern Oregon in his collection, "Requiem for the Orchard." And "Last Days" is just one of several poems in the book that evoke the caged,…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poem "Doing Nothing at All" published in "Prairie Fire," Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2010, p. 112.

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poem "Use" published in "The Christian Science Monitor" on March 23.

Oliver de la Paz, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University, will read from "Requiem for the Orchard," his newest poetry book, at 7 p.m. today, April 12, at Village Books in Fairhaven.

A father of one (soon to be two), de la Paz wrote a lot about…

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