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Black Alumni Reception 2024

Photos from the UK College of Arts and Sciences Black Alumni Reception and student panel on April 12th, 2024

Cindy Sossa (English BA) & Deidra White (English MFA) speak at Commencement

Cindy Sossa (English BA) & Deidra White (English MFA) speak at Fall 2023 Commencement

Phillis Wheatley at 250: The Pasts and Futures of Reading and Writing #BlackJoy

The College of Arts and Sciences held an event with three prominent scholars on the life and work of Phillis Wheatley.

2022 English Awards Day

This year’s Awards Day event took place in the Esports Theatre Gallery, UKFCU Esports Lounge, 

Undergraduate, Graduate, Creative Writing, and Faculty awards

Keynote Address

Professor DaMaris Hill


2022 English Alumnus Award

Dr. Jeff…

Untitled: An Exploration in Three Movements

UK's MFA Ekphrastic Writing class presented a performance Friday, November 30th at the UK Art Museum called "Untitled." This was an imaginative engagement with the work of Lexington photographer, Ralph Eugene Meatyard.

Visiting Writers Series - Maurice Manning

The Visiting Writers Series began in the Spring of 2014 with a reading by poet Roger Reeves. After the start of the MFA in Creative Writing in the Fall of that year, the VWS took off. Over the past 8 years, the MFA in Creative Writing has hosted nationally renowned poets and writers, adding to…

Joan McBreen

Student Q&A with Irish poet Joan McBreen.

A Performance of Songs and Poetry of World War I

Part of the "Music, History, and Culture in the Shadow of the Great War" lecture series. Presented by the UK Opera Research Alliance and UK Opera Theatre.

  • Dr. Tedrin Blair Lindsay, program organizer and collaborative pianist
  • Vocalists: Dr. Beth Arnold,…

800 Acorns Anniversary

We celebrated the first anniversary of the 800 Acorns planting by Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation. There was paintings by John Lackey, photography by Morris Grubbs, a short film by Sean Anderson, and a short program of music and poetry. A beautiful broadside of a Mary Ann Taylor-…

Frankenstein's 200 Year Anniversary

The English Department hosted Frankenstein Forever in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shell'ys Frankenstein, the event included a viewing of Young Frankenstein and a costume contest.