This last Tuesday, Ohio Wesleyan was so excited to welcome home Anni Liu ‘13 for a reading from her poetry collection Boarder Vista. Liu joined us in the Benes Room for an engaging reading and discussion about her work, as well as an open time for questions. Liu was introduced by Ronan Thompson who gave an introduction to her professional career and the themes her work covers. …
David Eye’s Reading at OWU
This past Wednesday, Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, and guests joined visiting assistant professor, David Eye, for a reading from his book, Seed. The reading took place in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library. The event commenced with Professor Amy Butcher’s introduction of Eye and his previous works.
David Eye is an award-winning poet, former actor, and professor.…
Mikayla Watts (’23) on Being a Global Scholar
Part of what made me so interested in the Global Scholars Program was my lack of international travel. That may sound ironic, but it made me curious about the wider word. I think the domestic travel that I have done with my family is what made me realize that there is so much to see, learn, and experience outside of my small hometown of Geneva, Ohio.…
Maria Lagrotteria (’20) on Studying Abroad
Where and when did you study abroad?
I studied abroad during the Spring semester of my sophomore year to Madrid, Spain.
Why did you decide to study abroad?
Studying abroad was one of the main reasons that I came to OWU. When I heard about the OWU Connection I was hooked on the school.…
2020 Senior Superlatives
Seniors, we’re so sorry we can’t celebrate you in person yet. But we have a little recognition for each of you in the meantime. Check out our 2020 Senior Superlatives slideshow!…
Literary Awards Winners & Honor Society Inductees
The Department of English is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 literary awards:
- The Laureate Award for Expository Writing – Navami Panduranga Shenoy
- The Libuse Reed Award – Emma Rose Neeper
- The Ernest F. Amy Award – Emma Rose Neeper
- Robert Flanagan Prize – Meghan Edwards
- Class of 1870 Memorial Prize for Fiction Writing – Alexander Emerson
- Class of 1870 Memorial Prize for Academic/Scholarly Writing – Capri Pappas
- Class of 1870 Memorial Prize for Poetry Writing – Charlotte Gross
- Class of 1870 Memorial Prize for Creative Non-Fiction Writing – Caroline Williams
- Class of 1870 Memorial Prize for Screenwriting/Playwriting – Jack Dugan
- Wheeler Poetry Prize – Giulianna Meltzer
- The Emma Sparks Memorial Prize – Hannah Bush
- Frederick L.
The Owl is now online!
Even while strewn across the country, the editors of The Owl have been working to put out this year’s edition of OWU’s literary magazine. Click here to learn more about how it was put together and to read this year’s featured writers!…
Brittany Stojsavljevic (’11) on Publishing
How did you get interested in publishing?
Writing was the first great love of my life and I’ve always been a voracious reader, so everything fell into place when I came to OWU and took English and Journalism classes. I aimed toward publishing because I really wanted to be a literary agent; it excited me to think about being a champion for books!…
Ever Introduced? Learn from Faith Wogan (’20)
When I got the group email from Professor Butcher asking if someone wanted to introduce Martha Park for the Sagan National Colloquium, I waited a couple of hours before responding. “If no one has responded, then I can do it,” I wrote. The idea made me nervous because I don’t like public speaking.…
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”: A Spooktacular Evening of English in the Labyrinth
Adorned on either side by the headstones of the deceased, the stage was ready for the ominous performance that would soon grace it. Spiderwebs hung from the trees, glistening with the droplets of the recent rain, shaking with the movement of the spider crawling slowly toward its prey. Meanwhile a ghost floated stationary in the air, waiting to scare of all who dared pass by.…