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Fall Readings Series

2004 Fall Readings Series


Thursday, September 30, 2004
7:30 - 9 PM
Hosted by the English Department's own Joe Medina, this annual reading during National Banned Books Week celebrates not only gifted authors whose genius has enriched our literary lives, but also the right to enjoy their “controversial literature.” This year’s faculty and student presenters discuss the following:

  • Rodolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima

  • Vladamir Nabokov's Lolita

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

  • S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

  • Allen Ginsberg's Howl

  • David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • Alice Walker's The Color Purple

  • James Branch Cabell's Jurgen

  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

  • William Golding's Lord Of the Flies

  • J.D. Salinger's Catcher In the Rye

  • Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men


November 15, 2004
7 PM, Griffin Gate
The fall edition of the biannual student showcase of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and other word art.  This semester's student readers include

  • Kelsey McCune: "I Was Not Going To Write about My Mom Today" (Poetry)

  • Patrick Long: "Green" (Creative Nonfiction)

  • Terry Roberts: "Rat-a-tat-tat" (Short Story)

  • Antonio Appling: (Poetry)

  • Kathryn Rodriguez: "How To Create a Comedic Piece about Your Family" (Nonfiction)

  • James Rodey: (Poetry)

  • Traci N. Castleberry: (Novel Chapter)

  • William Roetzheim: (Poetry)

  • James Thomas: "The Depot" (Creative Nonfiction)

  • Jackleen Holton: (Poetry)

  • Kelly Smith: (Poetry) and Antonio Appling talking after the reading.

  • Julie Shaffer: "How To Walk an Old Dog" and "Birdseed War" (Poetry)

Last Updated: 08/19/2016


Fall 2004 Celebration of Banned Books reading

















Fall 2004 Student Reading

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