English Department Events


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Leslie Jamison ACTC Poetry Reading - Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. Reception to follow.

Leslie Jamison is both a novelist and an essayist. Originally from Los Angeles, she attended Harvard University and is currently finishing her PhD at Yale with a dissertation on addiction narratives. Her essays garnered her a place in the publication of Best New American Voices 2008. After publishing her first book, The Gin Closet, to positive reviews in 2010, Jamison released her second book in April 2014.

A collection of essays, The Empathy Exams debuted at number 11 on the New York Times bestseller list. It has since gone on to receive high acclaims from top critics. Jamison also serves as a columnist for the New York Times Book Review.

The reading will take place on April 7th, 2015 at 7:00 pm on the campus of Macalester College in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room. this event is free and open to the public. Light reception to follow. This event is sponsored by ACTC and the Macalester English department.


English End of Year Event - Monday, May 4, 5:30-7pm in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

Food, friends, faculty, fun, prizes & awards and special guests. Please join us. Formal attire (esp for seniors) encouraged but not required. We will do a group photo of seniors at this event. Hope everyone can join us.