Wednesday, Dec. 4th
9:00 a.m.- noon, English Majors' Lounge, SAC 402
► All About Bagels (and literary buttons)
Free bagels, coffee, and the chance to make buttons for backpacks (or other items calling out to be decorated with buttons) in the English Department. Great stocking stuffers! Students can take the world-class SAC elevator (just keep walking past the stairs, and you’ll find it!) up to the English Department for all of the wheat and caffeine needed to get through the week and month. We’ll provide the food and fixings and button-making machine. All you have to do is show up and bring literary images you want to turn into buttons. As always, English majors and minors, as well as folks interested in the major, are welcome! A guest appearance by Truffle-the-dog is scheduled, and you can also add an ornament to the English Department tree!
Friday, Dec. 6th
4:00-7:00 p.m., Kelly House
► Remembering Ireland: Diasporic Writing: A Celebratory Event at the Kelly House
Celebrating 40 years of Irish Studies at Villanova, the Kelly House in East Falls, Philadelphia, will host this symposium. Prominent Irish-American authors will discuss how they tell stories about Irish America. There will be two events, first a roundtable workshop on memoir-writing at 4:00 p.m., followed by an evening reception at 5:00 p.m. and literary readings at 6:00 p.m. Chaired by former Irish Studies Director, Jim Murphy, the day will feature authors and scholars, James Silas Rogers (Univ. of St. Thomas), Christine Cusick (Seton Hall Univ.), and David Lloyd (Le Moyne College) to discuss writing from a diasporic perspective. The dress code will be business casual and parking will be located along W. Coulter St., next to McMichael Park. The event location is: 3901 Henry Avenue, East Falls, Philadelphia, PA 19129. Please RSVP to Kiersten.email@example.com. Please indicate which, or all, portions of the event you’ll be attending.