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UAB English Assistant Professor Adam Vines and Las Vegas aerialist and writer Allen Jih combine their talent for a new project.
If you’re not making discoveries, something is wrong, says UAB English major Kelsey Harrison, winner of the 17th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival's “Best Student Film” for her work “Coming and Going.”
July 15, 2015

Comic Genius

UAB English alum Jason Aaron now stands as one of the leading lights of the Marvel Universe—a comics writer whose storylines for heroes such as the X-Men and Thor have generated critical acclaim and buzz.
UAB professor Kerry Madden-Lunsford's biography of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has been re-released to coincide with the publication of Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman.
The 2015 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, a 3-week workshop that offers a rare opportunity for high school students to learn from published authors, will take place June 1-19. Deadline Extension: The Department has extended the deadline past the original date of May 1. If you missed the original deadline but are interested in participating, apply soon.
Quinn Lewis graduated the UAB Department of English Creative Writing Program in 2010 and is now working on her MFA in Poetry at the University of Oregon. She recently talked about her experiences with graduate student Halley Cotton.
April 15, 2015

Q&A with Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe is an assistant professor in the UAB Department of English. Recently he sat down with graduate student Halley Cotton to answer a few questions.
Over the Fall 2014 semester, students wrote memoirs and then filmed their stories for the interdisciplinary class “Memoir in Writing and Film,” taught by Kerry Madden of English and Michele Forman of the History Department.
Want to hear about the latest from the Professional Writing Program? The new issue of Memorandum, written and designed by students in the program, is available now.
Each month, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of English hosts BookTalk. The informal discussions, led by department faculty, are open to the public and will meet from 6-7 p.m. in the Director’s Conference Room 182 in Mervyn Sterne Library, 917 13th Street South.
The UAB Writers' Series is an annual offering of the Creative Writing program. Nationally recognized authors are invited to UAB to give readings and participate in Q-and-A sessions. Readings are free and open to the public.
The city of Birmingham is an open book for students in one UAB English course. It serves as both subject and setting for their work, which hones their skills for writing about place for different public and academic audiences. And they quickly find that Birmingham’s story has plenty of blank pages for them to fill.
Alison Chapman read the email twice before it sank in that she had received the National Academic Advising Association’s award for outstanding faculty advising.
Five college faculty members have been chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars along with 21 other UAB faculty and staff members. In their new role, they will be making presentations throughout the coming academic year on the problems our society has struggled to solve.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, an associate professor in the Department's Creative Writing Program, recently talked to graduate assistant Halley Cotton about her time teaching at UAB, her projects, her role models, and her advice for aspiring writers.
June 18, 2014

The Write Stuff

More than two dozen area high school students recently participated in The Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by the Department of English.
June 06, 2014

The Books of Summer

The firecracker-hot days of an Alabama summer provide the perfect encouragement to get lost in the cool, crisp pages of a good book. But with infinite shelves of reading material available, where do you begin? We asked faculty members in UAB’s Department of English for inspiration, and they shared a few of the titles that sparked their passion for literature.
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