Words Work Blog

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Posted on July 19th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

This fall, the Literature Program at IUPUI will wage an epic battle between two literary icons: Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. In two competing sections of English L115 Literature for Today, we introduce students to fiction, poetry, drama, film, graphic novels, and fanfiction through an intensive study of these groundbreaking literary …

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Mitchell Douglas photo
Posted on May 26th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Though his demeanor is famously reserved, IUPUI creative writing professor Mitchell Douglas has never shied away from putting his work in the public eye. A stroll around the IUPUI campus will lead you to the beautiful Healing Waters fountain in the Commonground Plaza surrounding Eskenazi Hospital, where a poem of Mitchell’s is inscribed in the …

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Sarah Bahr photo
Posted on May 26th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Sarah Bahr’s illustrious undergraduate career at IUPUI culminated in BA degrees in English, Journalism, and Spanish, and the 2018 School of Liberal Arts Chancellor’s Award, among many other accolades. She followed up on this tour de force to complete her MA in English here in 2020. Her degrees only tell a part of her story, …

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