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November 24, 2015

Tell Me a Story

Designed for students looking to hone their writing skills, the EH 091 writing course has, for a couple of years, given students a platform to tell their own “literacy stories.”
UAB students gathered for the "Exploring Racism through Hip Hop" writing workshop at the Department of Theatre's acting studio on Nov. 13 to add their voices to a musical in the works.
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.”
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.
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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.
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.
Sixteen University of Alabama at Birmingham writing students are helping 100 third- and fourth-grade students at Inglenook Elementary School publish their first book.
Dexter Forbes came to UAB because of the city scene, but he found his niche as an advocate for the land.
UAB writing students and Birmingham-area actors will present a touching play about wading through the world of dementia Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1, 2013.
UAB freshman Kyle Thompson made a new connection over lunch recently. It was mealtime at the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at UAB Highlands Hospital, and Thompson listened as his companion, a World War II pilot, recalled an aerial adventure.
Ashley Jones knew about the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s reputation for churning out top scientists and physicians. As a rising high-school senior with aspirations of becoming a writer, though, she wondered if UAB would be a good fit.