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"Write Hard, Die Free" - MFA at NC State
John Kessel and Dorianne Laux discussed the NCSU MFA program for "Episode 3: Write Hard, Die Free" of in the margins: a podcast for writers. [...]
English alum's many hats: chef, TV star, commencement speaker
Chef, restaurateur, TV star and NC State English alum Vivian Howard served up a great speech during NC State's winter graduation ceremonies. [...]
Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life
If current trends aren't soon reversed, the Cherokee language will soon go extinct. NC State's North Carolina Language and Life Project has produced a film documenting the tribe's efforts and sounding a call to save the language. [...]
'Talkin' Tar Heel' Explores Dialects
A new book exploring the depth, breadth and variability of North Carolina dialects draws on twenty years of research by Professors of English Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser and their team. [...]

Welcome to NC State's Department of English!

A mastery of English is often the key to success in every profession that requires communication, compassion, and understanding among human beings. Many famous people started out as English majors, and our own NC State English majors have gone on to successful careers in public relations, technical and corporate communication, law, teaching, editing, creative writing, sales and marketing, journalism, and more.

Engage in an education that will excite your senses to many possibilities in the Department of English at North Carolina State University.

"NCSU was an ideal graduate school experience for me. Many of my professors were passionate and attentive. In fact, I credit two of those professors in particular for giving me the foundation I needed to be where I am now--a full time writer with multiple NYT Times and internationally bestselling novels."

Melissa Marr, author of the WICKED LOVELY series for young adults and GRAVEMINDER for the adult market                                                                                                                                                       

Quote of the Week: March 16, 2015

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

                                                                - Maya Angelou

Read previous quotes here.

Calendar Events

April 21, 2015

Faculty Awards Reception

4:30 PM | Caldwell Lounge
April 21, 2015

Read Smart Book Discussion - Mr. Owita's Guide to Gardening

7:00 PM | Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave.
April 22, 2015

NC State MFA in Creative Writing Program Graduate Reading

6:00 PM | Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall

Writing Resources: 

Visit and scroll to the bottom for a list of on-campus writing resources for graduate students.

Associate Head on WNCN in February

On February 10, 2015, Dr. Jason Miller talked to WNCN about his book: Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric. He looks at the influence poet Langston Hughes had on Martin Luther King's oration, and King's role in bringing to the public the incendiary ideas behind Hughes's poetry. Watch the video here: Author Dr. Jason Miller: Origins of the Dream