ENG 252: Author Aisha Saeed Visiting Albany

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One of my professors shared an announcement about an author visiting Albany that I thought a lot of students would be interested in. Author Aisha Saeed will be coming to Albany on Wednesday, November 6th. She is going to be giving a talk at 7 pm at the Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue.

Aisha Saeed is an author of young adult and children’s books. She is going to be a part of The New York State Writers Institute’s “Visiting Writers Series” promoted by The University at Albany. It is an exciting event because Saeed is a New York Times bestselling author and has released Far From Agrabah this year as part of Disney’s Aladdin franchise. Saeed is a great author to have visit Albany because of her contribution to the diverse experiences among members of the community.

Aisha Saeed is a Pakistani-American writer and helped start a nonprofit organization called We Need Diverse Books. The organization’s website says that it aims to advocate “essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

I think a lot of Saint Rose students could benefit from attending this author talk at the Albany Library. It’s also very close to campus and free! It is certainly relevant for any English majors and education majors. Aisha Saeed’s perspective on the positive changes being made in literature will be inspiring to hear since she is one of the authors making an impact. She is an advocate for education and empowerment of females. Her contribution to children’s books with strong female protagonists sends young girls the message that they are worthy and capable of achieving anything in life. For more information about Aisha Saeed and the details about the event, click here for the page that my professor shared with my class.

About the writer: Meghan Tompkins is a junior at The College of Saint Rose who is majoring in Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education.

English Club Meets Friday

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First meeting of the semester will be Friday September 6th in Albertus 301 from 3.30-4.30 pm. See you there!

English Club: Books & Brews / ENG 218 Poetry Reading

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This Thursday at 5:30 pm in Albertus 369, English Club will be holding their last meeting of the year. We will be reviewing on this past semester and this past year, talking about ways that we can improve the club for next year.

English Club Meets April 25

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This Thursday, English Club will hold a meeting at 5:30pm in Albertus room 369. We will go over our final event for the semester, as well as our outcomes for our two past fundraisers. We will also be speaking of future events.

Hope to see you all there!

After our elections I figured that I should congratulate our new e-board for English Club for the 2019-2020 academic year. The e-board positions are as follows:
Treasurer: Gabrielle Martinez
Vice President: Karila Warner
President: Samantha Zimmerman
We are still looking for someone to be the secretary for the English Club, so if you are interested in what that entails, please send me an email!

Sam Zimmerman
English Club Vice President