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The English Suite podcast

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The voice of Widener University's English and Creative Writing department.
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Saying more with less: discovering the world of flash fiction

The English Suite podcast

Black History Month Celebration of African-American Writers
A celebration of African-American literature, presented by Widener students, alumni, and faculty. Thanks so much to readers Ciana Bowers, Rohan Suriyage, Jayne Thompson, Emma Irving, Shpresa Ymeraj, Kim Roberts, Mark Graybill, Josh Schneider, Christina Giska, Ken Pobo, and Gabby Norris. 
February 23, 2021
An interview with comic artist and writer Jon-Michael Frank
Jon-Michael Frank has carved a niche in the comics world by merging primitive, childlike line drawings with dark humor, self-awareness, and caustic irony. In this freewheeling interview, we talk about his creative path and practice. Widener alumnus Victoria Giansante offers additional commentary on Jon-Michael's work. For more information about Jon-Michael Frank, check out his website or follow him on instagram @jonmichaelfrank.  
February 10, 2021
Saying more with less: discovering the world of flash fiction
What is flash? What is the creative potential of the genre? Jim talks with Dr. Michael Cocchiarale and student Shrpresa Ymeraj about flash fiction and creative nonfiction. Both Michael and Shpresa read some of their creative work, giving you a sense of what makes this such a hot commodity in the publishing world. To learn more about Michael Cocchiarale's publications, see
February 1, 2021
Exploding the imaginary grid: Dr. Janine Utell on teaching James Joyce's Ulysses
In our inaugural podcast, the chair of Widener University's English and Creative Writing department Janine Utell talks about her experiences reading, studying, writing about, and teaching James Joyce's 20th century modernist novel Ulysses.  
January 5, 2021