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

During the week of August 4th through August 8th, 2014 the English Department office will be closed.

If you need immediate assistance please contact the College of Arts and Humanities, Dean's office at 509-963-1858 or email:

If you choose to email or call the English department all messages will be responded to on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Have a great summer

Major and Minor Programs in English

Why Study English At Central?

The Value of an English Major

Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series

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  Xavier Cavazos
  Tuesday, May 27, 2014
  7:30 p.m.
  Hertz Auditorium

Xavier Cavazos earned a B.A. from Central Washington University, an MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment from Iowa State University. He was the Nuyorican Poets Café 1993 “Fresh Poet” Award winner and the Nuyorican Poets Café 1995 Gland Slam Champion. Cavazos was the 2011 and 2012 “Discovery” Boston Review Poetry Contest Runner-Up. His chapbook, Barbarian at the Gate, was selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis and was a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winner in 2014. Cavazos teaches undergraduate composition and poetry in the English Department at Iowa State University.

2013 Manastash Student Literary Magazine



The 2013 Manastash Student Literary Magazine is now available in the English Department office, L & L 423. 

Free to all students.