Based on the responses that I received from students regarding availability and interest, on Saturday 5/14 the MA in English Literature program will be hosting a graduate English student symposium at Maher Hall on Mercy College’s Dobbs Ferry campus. A few students indicated that they could have made other dates/times, but 5/14 was the one that worked out for the majority of respondents. We have two current students and one alumnus scheduled to present a scholarly paper, and will have a few faculty sharing their scholarship as well. This will be a small, informal and friendly gathering to which all current and former students, as well as their friends and family, are invited. A catered lunch will be served compliments of the MA program. So if you’re anywhere within traveling distance that weekend and would like to come by and meet a few of the students and faculty from the program, please do (and please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to, so that I can get the size of the catering order correct).