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December 2015

Ode to Semester’s End

Put your feet up in comfy, brown loafers
You’ve proved it! You’re students, not posers.
Exams, labs and projects,
Are gone, it’s all perfect!
Til next month when we start it all over!

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Creative Writing @Rockville: Spring 2016

ENGL 272: Introduction to the Creative Writing of Poetry

  • CRN31407 3cr W 2:00 pm – 4:40 pm 01/27/16 – 05/15/16 Joanna M. Howard
  • CRN30395 3cr DL WEB 01/25/16 – 05/15/16 Marianne Szlyk

ENGL 264: Introduction to the Creative Writing of Fiction

  • 31400 3cr W 6:30 pm – 9:10 pm 01/27/16 – 05/15/16 Julie A. Wakeman-Linn
  • 31401 3cr TR 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm 01/26/16 – 05/15/16 Joanna M. Howard
  • 31402 3cr MWF 10:00 am – 10:50 am 01/25/16 – 05/15/16 Jarvis J. Slacks

ENGL 265: Advanced Fiction

  • 31403 3cr T 6:30 pm – 9:10 pm 01/26/16 – 05/15/16 Julie A. Wakeman-Linn

Special Honors Offerings (talk to Prof. Julie Wakeman-Linn):

  • HONR251: Writing The Novel : Contact Professor Wakeman-Linn if interested (Julie.wakeman-linn@montgomerycollege.edu)

HONR275Potomac Review (Literary Journal) Internship:

  • 33972 3cr  01/26/16 – 05/15/16 Joanna M. Howard

Study Abroad: Morocco (Deadline Approaching!)

Study Abroad and the Department of English and Reading and World Languages Presents:

Study Abroad MoroccoMorocco: A Land of Many Distinctions

Trip: May 24 – June 2, 2016

DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING: Registration with initial deposit due December 21

Registration Form is available at the college Study Abroad webpage at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/studyabroad

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Get Some Principles! Learn Grammar This Spring!

Get Some Principles! Take English Grammar this Spring!

Register for ENGL110, Principles of English Grammar

CRN 31666

Questions? Call Dr. Dickison:(240) 567-4004

swift.dickison@montgomerycollege.edu

Sign up for a course full of Glamour:
Learn to read and write like M.C. Hammer!
English 110 this Spring
Is a beautiful thing:
Doc D’s teaching Principles of Grammar.

Professors Keith "Richards" Elphick and Swift Dickison (right) jam in Dickinson's office during a holiday soiree.
Professors Keith “Richards” Elphick and Swift Dickison (right) jam in Dickison’s office during a holiday soiree. Both teach English on the Rockville campus. Not pictured: guitar playing professor, Tim McWhirter (Rockville, Philosophy).

Montgomery College English-Reading Department Distance Learning IconSTUDENTS: ENGL-101, Distance Learning Orientations for Spring 2016

  • Tuesday, January 26, from 7:00-8:00pm HU302 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, January 30, from 11:00-12:00pm ST330 (Takoma)
  • Tuesday, February 9, from 7:00-8:00pm HU302 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, February 13, from 10:00-11am HS169 (Germantown)
  • Tuesday, March 22, from 7:00-8:00pm HS169 (Germantown)

Poets and Newbies Alike, Take “Intro. to Poetry”

Resolve to be creative (and fulfill your ARTS requirement) in Spring 2016

Steve Kowit "In the Palm of Your Hand."
Steve Kowit “In the Palm of Your Hand.”

Sign up now for ENGL 272DL

Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry online

CRN: 30395

Everyone is welcome–new and experienced poets alike!

For more information, please contact Marianne.szlyk@montgomerycollege.edu

Take “News Writing,” ENGL-252

LiebBookCoverNews Writing is a great class to hone writing skills, to build interviewing (and active listening) skills, and challenge your critical thinking.

The course is a combination of in-class discussion and exercises with real-world journalism. By the end of the semester, students have at least four stories to share with potential employers. The best students have gone on to jobs and internships after taking this class.

The textbooks: “All the News,” less than $20 to rent. AP Styleguide, about $20.

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Montgomery College English-Reading Department Distance Learning IconSTUDENTS: ENGL-102, Distance Learning Orientations for Spring 2016

  • Monday, January 25, from 7:00 PM to 8:10 PM in HU115 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, January 30, from 12 noon to 1:10 PM in ST330 (Takoma Park/Silver Spring)
  • Tuesday, February 9, from 8:00 PM to 9:10 PM in HU111 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, February 13, from 11:00 AM to 12:10PM in HS 177 (Germantown)
  • Monday, March 21, from 8:00 PM to 9:10 PM in HU111 (Rockville)

Red-Jacket-Literary-JournalStudents: DEADLINE THIS WEEK, Friday (Dec. 18) noon!

The Red Jacket—the student-run literary journal of the Rockville campus—needs your stories, poems, personal essays and artwork.

Free your creative spirit and submit!

Contact: red.jacket@montgomerycollege.edu

To learn the RJ’s mission and history, click here.

 

Niamatali Wins National Poetry Prize in Guyana

Faculty-And-StaffProf. Stanley Niamatali (English, Rockville) wins the Guyana Prize for Literature, Best First Book of Poetry, “The Hinterlands.” He is highlighted, second from left.

 

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