Erin Elizabeth Smith, senior instructor in English and the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT Libraries, will be inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19.
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The New Books Network recently interviewed Erin Elizabeth Smith on her new co-edited collection of poetry, Political Punch.
Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, professor, and creative director for Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, will serve as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT for the 2016-17 academic year.
An undergraduate public writing class based out of the Department of English inspired four students to turn their group project into a way to help others. The Knoxville Mercury highlighted the students’ effort.
UT celebrates National Poetry Month this April with a look at some faculty writers who are making their mark on the region and the world.
Students in one UT English class spent the semester learning a lot more than grammar and punctuation. This semester, English lecturer Erin Smith challenged her English 255 students to practice their public writing skills by running fund-raising campaigns for local charities. “I wanted my students to have an opportunity to learn the importance of their writing skills in the real world,” Smith said.