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The Department of English presents events throughout the year that are free and open to the public. We bring a mix of emerging and nationally acclaimed writers, artists and scholars to share their love of language and unique insights into contemporary culture.

Our premier event series is the Marylhurst Reading Series, which brings prominent writers to campus throughout the year to share their work and engage with our community.

One of our more recent, notable guests was author David Shields. You can watch a digital recording of the event on our YouTube channel.

We also welcome young writers and artists to campus each summer through show:tell, the Workshop for Teen Writers and Artists.

Each year we also offer a study abroad opportunity. A two-week study trip will take place in September 2014. For more information, contact Meg Roland at

Upcoming Events

reading series

Ariel Gore

July 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
July 25, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Author, journalist and teacher Ariel Gore will talk about Hip Mama and blogging on July 24. She'll give a reading from her most recent book on July 25.

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February 21, 2015

Undergraduate Information Session

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February 24, 2015

Marylhurst Reading Series: Darcie Dennigan

Poet Darcie Dennigan will read from her most recent book of poems Madame X (Canarium Books, 2012). Dennigan's first collection of poems, Corinna A-...


March 09, 2015

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...


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