LAF 2017

Thanks again to everyone who made LAF a huge success this year. It was such a wonderful evening.

And thanks to our amazing photographer, Michael Edwards. Here are just a few of the pictures he took.


LAF Team Meeting: February 11th at 1pm

Join the Literary Arts Festival Student Team! As a member of the LAF Team, you will help publicize the event, choose talent for the festival, and aid in organization/ set-up the night of the event, and be instrumental in delivering what is sure to be an epic night of entertainment, inspiration, and school spirit.

I forgot to mention the awesome (and free) LAF t-shirt you will receive as a member of TEAM LAF.

Our first meeting will be Thursday, February 11th at 1pm in Namm 321. All students are welcome!


Eady in the Classroom

If you haven’t already, please try to incorporate Cornelius Eady’s work in your classes. Even just reading and discussing a poem or two with your students will enrich the experience of then seeing the author read at the Literary Arts Festival next week. Also, the English Department sent out some activities and assignments; if you misplaced these or would like to ask any questions about them, please don’t hesitate to email me (rostrom AT My students really enjoyed doing the negative image assignment– it’s low-stakes and without even realizing it, the students end up doing a close reading of the poem. I also had one of my classes choose their favorite lines and create a cento poem. This is quick and fun to see how they connect the different poems.