Department Events

English & Communications Department Sponsored Events

A glance at the English & Communications sponsored events for this academic year


MCLA & Mass MoCA Under 27 Writer-in-Residence

grace gilbert

Wednesday, April 20
7 PM
Murdock 218

grace (ge) gilbert is an essayist, poet, and artist currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. they are the author of two chapbooks-- NOTIFICATIONS IN THE DARK (Antenna Books 2022) and the closeted diaries (Porkbelly Press 2022). grace has received support from Bread Loaf as well as Pittsburgh's City of Asylum. they are currently working on a hybrid poetry/nonfiction book, "holly," about their grandmother who was murdered in 1976. find their work in the Adroit Journal, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, ANMLY, and elsewhere, or check out their website at

Highlight of previous events


Samuel Ace

Visiting Writer Series

Samuel Ace is a trans and genderqueer poet and sound artist. He is a National Poetry Series finalist and the recipient of the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund Award in Poetry and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, as well as a Lambda Literary Award.

Bob Davis

Bob Davis

Hardman Journalist in Residence

Bob Davis is a senior editor at the Wall Street Journal who covers economic issues out of Washington D.C.,and focuses on the trade and economic struggle between the United
States and China. He is co-author of a book about the fight, “Superpower Showdown,” which the New York Times lauded for its keen reporting.


Joanna Howard

Visiting Writer Series

Joanna Howard is Assistant Professor of Literary Arts specializing in prose writing and poetry hybrids, with a background in narrative theory and contemporary literature.