2nd Annual English Student Conference

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT5041 & OA2020
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Monica Flegel
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8285
Event Contact E-mail: 

English Students from all levels were invited to present 15 minute conference papers.  

ATAC 5041 and OA 2020 - Presentations via video conferencing.

ATAC 5037 & OA 2017 - Refreshments / lounge available, lunch provided for participants. 

Post-conference reception will be held at 3pm - The Study (private room) -Thunder Bay  

Come out to support your peers and enjoy listening to fantastic papers.

Hosted by The Department of English along with financial support from Research and Innovation, Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities and Graduate Studies, LUSU, Conference Services and Graduate Studies.

Year-End Celebration

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT5036
Event Contact Name: 
Douglas Ivison
Event Contact Phone: 
346-7825
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department is offering cake and coffee/tea to our English Program Students on Thunder Bay Campus.  Share your accomplishments of the past year. Celebrate with your peers and English faculty.  Relax and socialize.

Book Launch

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
AT 5036
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. D. Ivison
Event Contact Phone: 
807-346-7825
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English will host a book launch for a novella STARLESS written by Mr. Evan Sills, MA.Engl

Copies will be available for purchase ($12.95) and signing.

Everyone welcome.

Masters Information Session

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
AT5035 & OA2005
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. M Flegel
Event Contact Phone: 
8073438285
Event Contact E-mail: 

English Master's Information Session

Drs. Monica Flegel and Rachel Warburton will explain the benefits of enrolling in the Master's Program. 

Anyone from either campus interested in the English Masters Program may attend. Bring any questions you may have about graduate school. This session will be video- conferenced to Orillia.

Spoken Word Poetry Night

Event Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Faculty Lounge
Event Contact Name: 
Taina Maki Chahal
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8082
Event Contact E-mail: 

Students from English 3017 - Creative Writing - Poetry class will present their poetry via open mic.  Guest poets will also be in attendance in the Faculty Lounge on November 24 from 7pm.  This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Presented by the Department of English, the ESA and the Artery

Work-in-Progress

Event Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 5035 and OA 1025
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Douglas Ivison
Event Contact Phone: 
346-7825

The Department of English Work-in-Progress Series presents:

Dr. Cheryl Lousley "A World Deferred: Untimely Dialogues form the Public Hearings of the World Commission on Environment and Development"

Everyone welcome

 

Local Author launches book

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Mary J.L. Black Library

Professor emeritus Bill Heath taught for many years in the English Department at Lakehead and is now launching his new book "Tree at my Window: A book of days". Dr. Heath taught mainly American Literature at Lakehead and is also the recipient of the Distiguished Instructor Award. Refreshments and book signing.  Launch special book price is $15.00.  Everyone welcome.

Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West" Re-Tour 2017

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:15am EDT
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036
Event Contact Name: 
Cindy Haggerty
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Stephen Leacock Re-tour 2017 will visit Thunder Bay October 23 - 24 2017.  The Tour will be visiting Lakehead Campus on October 24 in AT5036 at 10:00am and this event is hosted by The Department of English. 

Come out and enjoy a "Talk and Tell with students" and learn about the "Unsolved Riddle(s) of Stephen Leacock".  This re-tour begins in Orillia October 20 (see events page for more details) and ends in Victoria BC November 25. Other events will run in Thunder Bay October 23 -24th

Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock, FRSC was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Born 1869 in Swanmore UK, died 1944 in Toronto. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. (Wikipedia) In 1937, he was awarded Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction for his work "My Discovery of the West". 

The tour is presented by Voyageur Story Telling.  For more information about this tour visit: www.voyageurstorytelling.ca

IFOA Masterclass Workshop

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Daniel Hannah
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8663
Event Contact E-mail: 

Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,

and in conjunction with International Festival of Authors

present:

A Master Writing Workshop with GARY BARWIN

Join award-winning writer Gary Barwin in this intimate workshop about a number of different approaches to creative writing. Gary will lead attendees through the workshop using his background in poetry, fiction and children's fiction, and participants can expect to engage with surprising materials and non-logical strategies!  All are welcome to attend!

The Great English Book Sale Fundraiser

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
The Agora (University Center)
Event Contact Name: 
Cynthia Haggerty
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English is holding their annual book sale to support English Program student activities.  Wednesday October 4th in the Agora.

A fabulous selection of quality used books will be available.  Hard cover books are $3.00, trade paperbacks $2.00, and all others $1.00 each. There will be something for everyone.

Anyone wishing to donate books can bring them to Ryan Building 3029 during regular office hours before October 4 or directly to the Agora on October 4th.  

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