News and Events

Mount Holyoke Events | MHC Campus Map | Five College Events

Spring 2015

Fourth Annual Student Showcase, Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm in 102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room flyer
Students will read from original works of fiction, nonfiction, essays, journalism, and poetry. 

Wendy Belcher '84, Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 pm in 102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room
Talk: "Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣etros (1672)"  flyer
Discussion with Professor Belcher: Friday, February 20 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am in 102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Journalism Coffee Chat, Tuesday, February 24 at 4:30 pm in 102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room
Ellen Gabler, winner of this year's prestigious Livingston Award given to journalists under the age of 35, will host a coffee chat in the Cassani Room on February 24 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Please come meet with one of the profession's rising stars. She will talk about her work, investigative reporting, how she got her start in journalism, and what steps aspiring journalists should take to prepare for a rewarding career. She will also answer any and all questions that come her way.

Gathering for Majors and Prospectives, Wednesday, February 25 at 4:15 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall

PoetryFest, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium
The 13th Annual Five College PoetryFest will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium on the Mount Holyoke College campus.
PoetryFest celebrates the quality and range of student poetry with two writers representing Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Poorna Swami '15 and Jocelyn Mosman '17 represent MHC this year.  poster

What Can You Do With An English Major? Wednesday, March 25 at 4:15 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall

Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition, Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28

Graduate School Information Session, Wednesday, April 8 at 4:15 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall

Spring Ice Cream Social, Monday, April 27 at 4:15 pm, Shattuck Hall



Fall 2014

Journalism Career Chat with Bob Nickelsberg, Monday, September 22 at 4:30 in the Stimson Room, Williston Memorial Library (originally planned for 106 Shattuck) flyer

Journalism Career Chat with Jim Steele, Tuesday, October 7 at 4:30 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shatuck Hall flyer

Marlon James book reading, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall
Sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop, Africana Studies and English at MHC flyer

Richard Blanco book reading, Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm in the New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall
Sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop, the English dept & Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies at MHC flyer & Odyssey flyer

Independent Study Information Session, Wednesday, October 22 at 4:15 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall
     Are you interested in doing an independent study? 
     How do you find an advisor to work with? 
     Have you wondered about the thesis process?
     What is the difference between a 295 and a 395 independent study?
Professors Martin, Alderman, and Yu will review the process and answer any questions you may have.

Lan Cao '83 book reading, Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm in Gamble Auditorium, Art Building  flyer
An Odyssey Bookshop event sponsored by the Department of English at MHC

Gathering for Majors & Prospectives, Wednesday, October 29 at 4:15 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall flyer

Tony DiTerlizzi reading, Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm in Gamble Auditorium 
New York Times Best-Selling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of The Spiderwick Books, The Wondla Trilogy flyer

Please join the students in ENGL265: Children's and Young Literature: A View from Childhood to the World for the opportunity to hear Caldecott Honor winning and New York Times best selling author Tony DiTerlizzi ( talk about the books that he has been creating during the last decade. He and his collaborator, Holly Black, created the middle grade sensation, The Spiderwick Chronicles (also adapted into a feature film in 2008), he just finished writing The Wondla books, a science fiction trilogy that included The Search for WondLa, A Hero for WondLa and The Battle for WondLa ( In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.
The conversation will be hosted by visiting lecturer Susannah Richards, member of the 2013 Newbery Award Committee, Associate professor of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University and a national reviewer and presenter on books for youth. The conversation will focus on how reading impacts the creative process of a writer and illustrator in creating fantasy and science fiction books for youth. There will be Q&A and book signing after the conversation and the Odyssey Book Shop will have books available for sale.
English Department Winter Social, Monday, December 8 at 4:30 in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall
Join us for refreshments at 4:30 and faculty readings at 5:15!