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Writing Department

Writing Department Events

Sept. 29th, 2023- Celebrate the Humanities

Formerly named The Big Dig, Celebrate the Humanities! showcases teaching, learning, and research in the humanities at Loyola. This year, they will honor Dr. David Carey Jr, the Doehler Chair in History and the recipient of the 2023 Nachbahr Award. They will also honor Prof. Andrea M. Leary, Teaching Professor and Internship Coordinator in the Writing department, who is the recipient of the 2023 CFH Teaching Faculty Excellence Award. They will also recognize student work from over the summer.

Oct. 25th, 2023- Becoming Bulletproof

Becoming Bulletproof is a documentary about a group of individuals with disabilities who work alongside able-bodied individuals to produce a Western. The evening is a movie event, complete with popcorn and candy, followed by some conversation—A.J. Murray will be joining us after the film through Zoom

Nov. 9th, 2023- Writers at Work: T Kira Māhealani Madden

black and white photo of T. Kira Maden

T Kira Māhealani Madden is a Chinese, Kānaka Maoli writer and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, MacDowell, and Yaddo, she serves as the Founding Editor of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art.

Feb. 20th, 2024- Modern Masters: Edgar Kunz

Edgar Kunz looking at camera with background out of focus

Edgar Kunz is the author of two poetry collections: Fixer, published by Ecco in 2023 and named a New York Times Editors’ Choice book, and Tap Out, published by Ecco in 2019.

Apr. 8th, 2024- One Question

"One Question" is an interactive event focused on inclusion. This student-led event combines a short film (where individuals with disabilities are asked, “what makes you happy?”) with a panel discussion.

Apr. 11th, 2024 - Writers at Work: Matt Bell

portrait of Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author most recently of the novel Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book) and the craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision.

Apr.18th, 2024 Modern Masters: Susanna Sonnenberg

Susanna Sonnenberg looking to the left with windswept hair

Sonnenberg is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships. Her essays have appeared widely including in Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Self, The Nation, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Village Voice.

Jane Satterfield, MFA

Jane Satterfield, MFA

A poet and essayist, Jane Satterfield encourages her students to take risks and be flexible in writing different genres