Welcome to the UWL Department of English!

We are excited to offer students many opportunities for learning about and developing expertise in literature, writing & rhetoric, teaching, creative writing, linguistics, and professional & technical writing.

Consider how a major, second major, minor, or certificate in English can offer you a well-rounded, flexible education that can lead a meaningful career. Contact the chair of the English Department, Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum, to learn more. We want to hear from you! 


Experiencing great books, together!

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La Crosse Reads 2019 is a community-drive effort to

  • promote reading as a means of exploring what matters most
  • build community through conversation and dialogue
  • explore complex cultural issues and envision creative change

The La Crosse community is invited to read and discuss The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang. Copies of The Latehomecomer are available at a variety of locations.


Join the conversation at these Spring 2019 La Crosse Reads events:

  • 28 FEB, THU   6 – 8pm Community Conversation @ Ho-Chunk Nation Three Rivers House, 724 Main St.

  • 2 MAR, SAT   9:30 – 10:30am Downtown Meetup @ The Pearl Street Coffee House

  • 8 MAR, FRI   4 – 5pm Kevin Yang Reception @ UWL Union 3105; 5 – 6pm Spoken Word Poetry Performance @ UWL Union Bluffs Room

  • 9 MAR, SAT   9 – 10:30am Downtown Meetup @ Jules Coffeehouse

  • 23 MAR, SAT   9 – 10:30am Downtown Meetup @ Cabin Coffee

  • 4 APR, THU   4 – 5pm Mai Der Vang Poetry Reading UWL Union 3310; 5 – 6pm Reception @ UWL Union 3105; 6:30 – 7:30pm Book Signing @ UWL Union Bookstore; 7:30 – 8:30pm Keynote Address @ UWL Union 3310

More information can be found on the La Crosse Reads Facebook page and web site