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Student Book Recommendation

We’re asking students to recommend books from our collection, books that inspire and provoke and amuse. First up is our astute library assistant and MFA student, Sarah Stoss.     Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.  

Posted in MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

How to Make a Chapbook

SBU Libraries’ Preservation Department will be out in Southampton on Wednesday, September 27th, teaching students how to assemble their own chapbooks. Chapbooks are handmade, bound collections of writings.  They have a storied history, having served as conveyors of everything from

Posted in MFA Writing & Literature, Preservation, Southampton

Take the Hemingway challenge, he dared.

A story in six words, that’s what they say Ernest Hemingway wrote. Taken as a challenge, he came up with the tragic: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Since then countless others have worked to pack just the right combination

Posted in Libraries, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

How Do You Have Fun with Reference Books?

The answer: Trivia Night! SBU Southampton Library played host on Tuesday, February 21 to dedicated teams of SOMAS, Occupational Therapy and MFA students as they vied to answer questions on categories ranging from The Wild West to Total Obscurities.  Other

Posted in Books, Events, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MFA Writing & Literature, Reference, Southampton

SBU Southampton Library Displays Women’s Poetry Collection

The Southampton Library recently added a number of chapbooks of women’s poetry to its collection. Titles include The Mask of Medusa (1987) by Sheryl St. Germain, Rising (1980) by Canadian poet Gert Beadle, Returning What We Owed (1980) by Carolyne

Posted in Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

Sklar Collection on Display at Southampton

Stony Brook University Libraries has so many wonderful collections within their realm that sometimes a collection or two tend to fly under the radar. One of the collections at SBU that has flown under the radar for a number of

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

Alec Baldwin Among Esteemed Faculty for Southampton Theatre Conference

  You may have heard about Stony Brook University Libraries official partnership with the world renowned Southampton Writers Conference (if you haven’t read the article!). But what you might not be aware of is that the Southampton Theatre Conference happens

Posted in Events, Featured, Library Outreach, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Enhance Your Research with Sabin Americana (ProQuest)

The Sabin Americana database offers searchable, full-text access to thousands of archival documents from North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, from 1500 to 1926.  Use it to enhance your research in history, cultural studies, religion, literature,

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Electronic Resources, History, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Uncategorized, Women's Studies

SBU Libraries Partners with Prestigious Southampton Writers Conference

For over 40 years (41 to be exact), aspiring and prestigious writers have flocked to Southampton to take part in what is now one of the most well-known writers conferences in the world. While over those years the landscape has

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Events, Featured, Library Outreach, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Uncategorized, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

What’s New at Southampton? Q&A with William Blydenburgh

Our students out at the Southampton Branch of Stony Brook University (or #EasternSeawolves as they’re now being referred to on social media) are starting to see a new face behind the desk at the Library and out and about on

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, MFA Writing & Literature, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight