Blog Archives

Literary Karaoke in Honor of Women’s History Month — March 21st!

The University Libraries have added a second literary karaoke event as part of their program in celebration of Women’s History Month.  This second event will be held at 1pm on March 21st in Melville Library’s North Reading Room.  All are

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Special Collections Contributing to Library of Congress Radio Preservation Initiative

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) is developing a national database with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) to identify, map, and make searchable information regarding historical radio broadcasts and other radio-related materials. The RPTF is working

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

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 Southampton, Writing and Literature

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 Preservation, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Art in the Jazz Age: Sep. 26

The Art in Focus Lecture Series returns on September 26th with Charles A. Riley II, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, discussing the creative and social ferment of 1920s Paris.     Drawing on his 2017 book, Free

Posted in About Us, Art, Music, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Special Collections Features Poetry Archives

In honor of National Poetry Month, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive poetry archives. From manuscript drafts to published books, all are welcome to explore Stony Brook University Libraries’ unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

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, Southampton, Writing and Literature

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 Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Reference, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Tech Spotlight: Shakespeare App

Shakespeare is a free mobile app that allows users to read plays, sonnets, and poems by William Shakespeare. Students who are studying English and Shakespeare may find this app to be useful when reading Shakespeare’s works. The app contains the

Posted in Emerging Technology, Mobile Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Theatre, Writing and Literature

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 Southampton, Writing and Literature