The English Department strives to improve students’ active reading abilities, written and oral expression, and critical thinking skills. Through its commitment to open access, the English department enhances all aspects of literacy and develops stronger readers, writers, and thinkers for certificates, degrees, transfer, and life-long learning.
Through close reading and analysis of diverse texts and by crafting written works for various audiences, students will be able to think deeply, argue convincingly, and communicate effectively.See the English department photo gallery
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Creative Writing Club
The Creative Writing Club kicked off its first year in the fall, 2011. Since its inception, the club has sponsored numerous poetry readings and author talks. Club members plan events and read each others’ creative writing, giving feedback in an informal workshop setting.
Consistently, the club hosts a fall poetry reading and book sale and signing with a published poet; a second fall reading, highlighting the work of Middlesex students in Creative Writing courses or through an open mic event; a spring reading by Connecticut Poetry Circuit student winners; and an annual Faculty, Students, & Staff reading in April. Sprinkled in the mix are author talks with fiction and memoir writers as well.
Pegasus literary journal is an annual publication which showcases the writing talents of Middlesex Community College students. Generally, there are 150 submissions per year, with room for publishing 30-40 pieces. Creative Writing Club officers serve as submission readers and contribute to the journal’s production in various ways.
This semester, the Creative Writing Club meets every Monday, during the community activity period, from 12:00-12:50 in Snow Hall, Room 412.
Club officers include: Nick Reyna, President; Brendan Cleary, Treasurer; Ishil Gecer, Secretary
For more information, contact Christine Ruggiero, Faculty Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-343-5878.S.P.E.A.K.
The purpose of S.P.E.A.K. (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance and Knowledge) is to provide support and assistance to those within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community and allies who seek it. Students meet on a weekly basis to extend friendships and bonds between members of the college while creating a judgment free zone. It is also the intent of the group to bring awareness, understanding and acceptance to fellow peers and college community members about the alternative lifestyles present at the college.
SPEAK meets on Mondays from 12 – 1 pm in Snow Hall, Room 507.
All personal issues discussed during meetings, including member’s names and sexual preference shall be strictly confidential. No member shall discuss personal information regarding any member, advisor, or associate with non-members or in the presence of non-members.
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- English Fast Tracks (noncredit offerings)
- English Pathways to Connecticut State Universities
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- Honors Program
- Lectures, readings, panel discussions, workshops, and special literary events
- Poetry Festival
- Partnerships with the community, adult education, high schools, and universities
- Transitional Year Program
- To construct written works for different audiences.
- To read, comprehend, and analyze challenging and diverse texts.
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