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Homecoming 2007

Art & Archives Gallery

Monday, October 22--Friday, October 26

Featuring displays of artwork by English Dept. faculty, staff, students, & alumni, as well as rare photographs & memorabilia from ASU English's past.

Raffle baskets will be exhibited October 22-26th in the Art Gallery. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The more you buy, the better your chances! Winning raffle tickets will be drawn on October 26th during the “Night in the French Quarter” event at the University Club, 6:30-10pm.

Baskets to be raffled:

  • ASU English Basket
  • Entertain Us Basket
  • Gourmet Basket
  • Spa Luxury Basket
  • Chocolate Basket
  • Pajama Party Basket
  • Phoenix in a Bag

Language & Literature Bldg Faculty Lounge (LL 316) ASU; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

Apply to display your artwork! (MS Word) Send the attachment to Petie Roberts ( 965-3535

Sherman Alexie: A Lecture, Reading & Booksigning

Co-sponsored by Changing Hands BookstoreAlexie
Monday, October 22

ASU English Professor Simon Ortiz will introduce our special guest Sherman Alexie, author of the recent novel Flight (Grove Press, Black Cat), and young adult book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown 2007). Alexie has been called one of the "most gifted and accomplished storytellers and a treasured writer of huge national stature."

Download a flyer (PDF)

For more information about Sherman Alexie, please visit his web site:

Neeb Hall Rm 105 (NEEB 105) ASU; time 7:30 pm

Recommended Parking: Lot 16 (Tempe Center) on Mill Ave. & 9th St (self-serve pay lot). See ASU Parking for more details.

Vernissage Gallery Opening 

Tuesday, October 23

Hosted by ASU English Assistant Professor Ayanna Thompson, all are invited to this wine and hors d'oeuvres reception celebrating the opening of the Art & Archives Gallery.

Language & Literature Bldg Faculty Lounge (LL 316) ASU; 4:00 p.m.

"Sustainability": 2007 Western States Rhetoric & Literacy Conference 

Thursday, October 25--Saturday, October 27

All are invited to this annual conference centered on current research in rhetoric and literacy studies, and which features scholars from across the U.S.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Tarla R. Peterson
Boone and Crockett Chair, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University

Memorial Union (MU) ASU; watch website for more information:

Special Event: (Sustaining a) Home on the Range: An Evening of Cowboy Poetry w/ Jim Blasingame. Thursday, October 25, 4:00-6:00 PM, LL 165. Download a flyer in PDF

A Night in the French Quarter

Friday, October 26A Night in the French Quarter

Kid MervJazz by New Orleans native and current Phoenix resident Kid Merv and festivities worthy of Bourbon Street -- all in honor of ASU English!

For more information about Kid Merv, please visit his web site:

Literary Costume Contest - come dressed as your favorite literary character or idea. Prizes for best costume!

Silent Auction

Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Contest Awards

Themed Basket Raffle

University Club (UCLUB) ASU; 6:30-10:00 p.m.

CLAS Block Party Picnic, Bookfair & Art Walk. 

Saturday, October 27

"Antiques Road Show" for antique and vintage books. Bring your books for rare book scholar and expert Professor O.M. Brack to examine. Also, see rare specimens from the personal collection of our faculty! ASU Alumni Lawn (English Dept tent) 4-6 p.m.

Pre-game bash with book-signings by English alumni:

Beth Anstandig (BA 1995; MFA 1998)
Teague Bohlen (MFA 1997)
Eric Killough (MFA 1998)
Josh Rathkamp (MFA 2004)

ASU Alumni Lawn in front of Old Main (along University Dr). Bookfair takes place adjacent Piper Writers House (PWH) Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

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