Welcome to the refurbished Hamline University English Department blog. As a department, we welcome not just declared majors, but also major wannabes or English hobbyists. If you classify yourself as a writer, avid reader, or a literary soul you’ll find a place here.
In particular, we hope to see current students connecting with past alumni within the major, bridging a connection that hasn’t necessarily been strong enough in the past.
With this blog, we’ll write, share, and curate content to encompass the multi-faceted entity of English from the creative side with short stories, poems, and works of literary art to the more technical side of the craft, tips and tricks on writing; navigating the multitude of resources available to writers in the Twin Cities; and discussing issues faced by the community or sharing events within it and onward.
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¹ Title is a reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater the original quote reads, “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”