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End of Year English Department Celebration

You’re invited! Please join us for the end of the school year this Wednesday, May 8 at 4PM in Armstrong (Fritz Pavilion C – 3rd floor)! 

We’ll celebrate the end of the year, bid farewell to seniors, and toast faculty and student achievements! Student orgs and pubs will be tabling and there will be yummy snacks!

OxMag Open Mic

Please join us next week for the first ever OxMag Open Mic! This event is a celebration of the release of our 52nd Issue and all of the wonderful writing being done at Miami. Come and enjoy some snacks, peruse the latest issue of OxMag, and listen to your fellow Miami writers. All are welcome— please share this invitation!

Tuesday, May 7

7:15-8:15 pm 

Bachelor Reading Room (BAC 337) or register to attend virtually on Zoom

Featuring… You!!

Readers will be given 3-4 minutes time slots. What should you read? We’re not picky! Bring a poem, a piece of flash prose, a couple of jokes you’ve been working on, a song you’ve written, or whatever else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. 

To keep things organized, please sign up to read using this link or scan the QR code below. If you’re not sure whether or not you’d like to read, no worries. Sign-ups will be available the day of the event until we run out of slots. 

Hope to see you there! Have a great day. 


Rita Dove Alumni Event for National Poetry Month

Join us for a special event with Rita Dove, Miami University creative writing alumna, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Poet Laureate Emeritus

Alumna poet Rita Dove will join us virtually for a reading and conversation including creative writing poetry faculty in the Heritage Room, Shriver Center. You can check out a recent Paris Review Interview of the US Poet Laureate Emeritus and Pulitzer Prize winner in which she speaks about her time at Miami and its influence on her.

You can find our Alumni testimonials page here.

Annual Publishing Symposium 2024

Annual Publishing Symposium – April 15, 2024 at 5:30pm

Please join us as we host three publishing professionals–Lisa Ampleman, the Cincinnati Review & Acre BooksKayla Lightner, Ayesha Pande Literary; and Miami Alumnus Todd Seabrook, The Cupboard Pamphlet–who will answer questions about publishing your creative work, as well as careers in publishing. 

Each year the Creative Writing Program brings in members of the publishing industry–such as editors, publishers, agents, and authors–often alumni or friends of the program. This year we are doing it by Zoom. Please sign up using the QR code in the brochure or this link:

register here in advance:


English Department Career Day Event

A Career Day for English Majors including creative writing majors

Join the Department of English and the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) for Spill the Tea: English Edition, an afternoon of career-development workshops followed by an alumni panel, on Tuesday, April 9 in Shriver’s Heritage Room. There will be prizes, swag, and delicious food!

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OxMag Spring Street Readings – Spring 2024

Please join us in person or via zoom.

Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 8pm

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 – 7pm

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 – 7pm

Each month, Oxford Magazine hosts its Spring Street Reading Series featuring performances from Miami University’s Creative Writing MFA students.

They take place in the English Department’s Bachelor Hall Reading Room (BAC 337) and via Zoom. The zoom links for these and all other creative writing events are available on the English Department Events Calendar, as well as information about specific readers. We update the calendar with new events frequently, so check it out.

Dan Remoto Book Launch

We heard a short preview of Dan Remoto’s powerful writing during our successful annual charity event, Writers Harvest. Too short.

So please join the Creative Writing Program for a fiction reading with Dan Remoto, who will read from his new book, The Heart of SummerPenguin Random House Southeast Asia) at Miami on Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30pm in BAC 337. (Zoom attendees, please register here.)

Dan Remoto is a current MFA student at Miami. 

Dan Remoto’s new book, The Heart of Summer: Stories and Tales, is available for order here and published by Penguin Random House Southeast Asia
The book has been described as

“A collection of short fiction on love, longing and loss written in the realist and fantastic modes. A young boy and his sisters gather beautiful shells on the beach as mementos of a country they will leave behind.”

Danton Remoto has published a novel called Riverrun and a book of stories called The Heart of Summer with Penguin Random House Southeast Asia. He studied at Rutgers University and the University of Stirling in the UK. He is an MFA Poetry student at Miami University.