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Awards & Events

The English Department is happy to sponsor the annual Hausman Lecture, which brings an award-winning author to read on campus each fall, and the Emerging Writers Festival, which is a three day festival each spring hosting five first-book authors on the cusp of coming into wide national readership. These events are generously funded by Richard and Edna Hausman. 

The English Department recognizes excellence in student writing, both creative and critical, with a number of awards. These include:



Please click on the directory at left to learn more about individual awards and events. 

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  • 2014 Writing Contests!
  • The deadline for the Russell Award, the Hensel Prize, the Academy of American Poetry Prize & the Drum Summer Travel Award is Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm.  Click the link to see more information.