Come Home to English 2012 | Homecoming

Homecoming 2012

A Department of English Celebration of ASU Homecoming.

"Magic Carpet" image courtesy DLW-Designs


All events are free of charge, open to the public, and take place at the ASU campus in Tempe.
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Art & Archives Gallery

Mon.-Fri., Oct. 22-26 Art Gallery

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316)
[Gallery Statement--PDF] The Come Home to English Art & Archives Gallery is an annual exhibit of original artwork by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of English at ASU. This year, in celebration of English's new "start here, go anywhere" motto, the gallery features travel-related creations, reflections, compilations. Where has English taken you? Curated by Sarah Dean and Bruce Matsunaga. More information:

National Day on Writing Celebration

Mon., Oct. 22 National Day on Writing Celebration
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
On the mall near Danforth Chapel
Writing Programs in the Department of English at ASU presents the fourth annual "Write-In." Students, faculty, staff, and passersby are invited to write their thoughts on where and why writing takes place. Paper, pens, markers, and flip charts will be available; or participants can tweet their contributions (#ASU4NDOW). An album about the day’s events will be submitted to the NCTE National Gallery of Writing:

Also: presentations of the Behind-the-Scenes Writer Award (Noon) and Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Awards (1:30 p.m.) will take place during the day's events. More information:

Vernissage: Meet the Artists

Tue., Oct. 23 Vernissage
4-5:30 p.m.
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316)
Celebrates the opening of the Come Home to English Art and Archives Gallery. Meet the artists! Live music by Reed Turchi--"A TURCHI solo show: slide guitar boogie at its finest." Wine and hors d'oeuvres served. Free of charge and open to the public. More information:

'Beowulf' in the Mead Hall: A Communal Reading 

Weds., Oct. 24 Beowulf

1-5 p.m.
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316)
Join us for this epic event from 1-5 p.m. (come and go as necessary). We’ll read Beowulf in Old and Modern English from start to finish. Bring your own copy of Beowulf or borrow one at the event. Mead-hall feast for participants to run concurrently. Co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) and the Institute for Humanities Research. More information:

Visit the English booth at the ASU Homecoming Block Party!

Sat., Oct. 27 Block Party

9 a.m.
Alumni Lawn (in front of Old Main)
Part of the annual CLAS celebration, features a community poem composed by passers-by (that means YOU!), a giant crossword puzzle (for kids of all ages) designed by Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos with prizes for correct answers, children's book giveaway (for kids ages 3-12) facilitated by Clinical Professor Laura Turchi and students, and other activities for kids exploring the "magic" of language (including magician Mike Fisher and a design-your-own tote bag station, all supplies provided). Information about Dept. of English programs and initiatives will be available.

→See also: CLAS Block Party website

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