CNM Creators of Original Works Recognized Thursday

April 13, 2016 -- You’re invited to attend the sixth annual CNM Authors Event, where seven CNM faculty and staff members will be recognized for their original works on April 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Jeannette Stromberg Library on Main Campus in the Student Resource Center.
April 13, 2016

The Authors Event is sponsored by the CNM Libraries in partnership with the English Department and School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Faculty and staff members whose work will be displayed at this year’s event include:

  • Catherine Hain: “Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2016” (textbook)
  • Erin Adair-Hodges: “Domestic Geography” (nominated for Pushcart Prize) and “Of Yalta” (2014 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Winner)
  • Julie Dunlop: “Meditation, Stress Relief, and Well Being” (journal article)
  • Virgil P. Denegri: “A Bird on a Branch” (oil painting)
  • Connie Gulick: “Sun” (haiku) and “Fun and Games: Ways to Make Your Teaching Stick” (2016 CTL Conference Presentation)
  • Adam Crittenden: “Blood Eagle” (collection of poems)
  • Jessica Mills: “Parallelism” (musical composition) 

The keynote speaker is poet Jamaal May. His collections of poems are “Hum and “The Big Book of Exit Strategies.” His first collection “Hum,” is a “bittersweet love song’ to the ruined streets of his native Detroit. May’s poetry uses images of technology past and present to render the “hum” that drives human identity and connection. Since “Hum’s” publication in 2013, May has won the Beatrice Hawley Award, the ALA Notable Book award and was a finalist for the NAACP Image award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. English faculty member Rebecca Aronson initiated the invitation to May and his agent

“This event provides an opportunity for CNM to recognize and honor the creative endeavors of faculty and staff,” said Varina Kosovichoutreach coordinator for CNM Libraries. “It also provides an engaging space for students to interact with a well-known author, communicating that achievements of creativity and scholarship are desirable.”

An introductory reading will be provided by student contributors to “Leonardo,” CNM’s student literary magazine.