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Announcing the 2015 ALFRED POYNT AWARD IN POETRY

In the spirit of stimulating the imagination, promoting creativity, and fostering appreciation of English language skills and the art of poetry, the Department of English and Writing Studies is pleased to announce a competition for the annual Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry. This award is made in accordance with the wishes and through the generosity of the late Alfred R. Poynt of London, Ontario, and will be presented in May of each year. The winning entry will receive a prize of $250.00; the runner-up will receive a prize of $100.00; and three “judge’s choice” poems will each receive a prize of $100.00. Click for complete details.


33rd Annual Western Summer Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night

July 8th to 12th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Outdoors at Western in the University College Courtyard
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors, available at the door

Everyone welcome!

twelfth night drawing



The Department of English and Writing Studies is proud to announce the 2014-15 Student-Writer-in-Residence, Steven Slowka

steven slowka