New! B.A. English: Professional and Creative Writing Major

2016 Manastash Student Literary Magazine now available in the English Department, LL 423. 

Free to all students.


Careers and the Value of an English Major


Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series

Marjorie Agosin    

Marjorie Agosin
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:30 p.m.
CWU Student Union Rm 137

Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile, the daughter of Jewish parents. Heeding rumors of the coup that would install Augusto Pinochet, Agosín’s family left the country for the United States, where Agosín earned a BA from the University of Georgia and an MA and a PhD from Indiana University. In both her scholarship and her creative work, she focuses on social justice, feminism, and remembrance. Agosín is the author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism.

Agosín has received numerous honors and awards for her writing and work as a human rights activist, including a Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights and a United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights. The Chilean government honored her with a Gabriela Mistral Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Agosín is the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.

There will also be a craft talk by Marjorie at noon in Black Hall, Rm 151.