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Experiences, Professional Trajectories and Futures: Welcoming our Distinguished Alumni Home

Date:
Friday, October 7th 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Distinguished Alumni give hope to grad students.Experiences, Professional Trajectories and Futures: Welcoming our Distinguished Alumni Home Oct. 7th, 3:00-4:30 STV 401 Come join us as two of our distinguished graduates tell their stories of success using their English Studies degrees. The panel Feature: ? Michelle Martin (PhD, 1997) has written extensively on African-American children?s literature. She is author of the book, Brown Gold: Milestones in African American Children?s Picture Books 1845 ? 2002, and co-editor of the book Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000. This year she was named to the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professorship in Children & Youth Services at the University of Washington. ? Robbie Q. Telfer (BA, English Education, 2003; MA, English, 2006) is a poet and poetry slam performer. He has been a featured performer in dozens of poetry shows throughout North America. He is a member of the internationally touring teaching poet collective Project VOICE and for six years was the principal organizer of the world?s largest youth poetry festival, Louder Than a Bomb. He currently is organizing habitat restoration professionally with The Field Museum in Chicago.

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Venue

Stevenson Hall
300 S. School Street
Normal, IL
Room:
401

Organizer

Department of English
Phone:
(309) 438-3652
Email:
eabarna@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/