Author Visit: Tim Hillegonds Memoir Reading & Discussion

Join Tim Hillegonds on September 26th as he reads and discusses his new memoir at DePaul. Before the reading, also take advantage of the opportunity to talk with the alum about life after DePaul, publishing your first book, writing tips, and more in the library’s Rosati Room.

The Distance Between chronicles how Hillegonds’s plan to leave his mounting rage and frustration behind with a one-way ticket from Chicago to Colorado goes awry as he jumps headfirst into a turbulent relationship with April, a Denny’s coworker and single parent. More than just a harrowing story of addiction and abuse or a simple mea culpa, The Distance Between is a finely wrought exploration of, and reckoning with, absent fathers, fatherhood, violence, adolescent rage, white male privilege, and Hillegonds’s own toxic masculinity. With nuance and urgency, The Distance Between takes readers through the grit of life on the margins while grappling with the problematic nature of one man’s existence.

Tim Hillegonds is a DePaul MAWP alum and author of the new memoir The Distance Between (Nebraska, 2019). His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Assay, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Under the Gum Tree, Hippocampus Magazine, The Fourth River, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, r.k.v.r.y. quarterly, and others. He was nominated for a 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. In 2019, Tim was named by the Guild Literary Complex as one of their thirty “Writers to Watch.” He currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.

Pre-event conversation:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 4:30-5:30pm
Richardson Library Room 300

Event date:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 6:00-7:00pm
Event address:
McGowan South 104
1110 West Belden Avenue

Call for Submissions: Glassworks Literary Magazine

Glassworks is accepting submissions through December 15, 2019!

Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program, publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, and artwork both digitally and in print. They are currently reading for spring and fall 2020 print issues.

They also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays monthly in their online edition Flash Glass. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis.

 

More information about the magazine, sample issues, and the submission manager can be found at www.rowanglassworks.org

Volunteers Needed: StoryStudio Chicago Writers Festival

StoryStudio Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with their conference on October 5th and 6th!

It is StoryStudio’s 2nd annual Writers Festival hosted by Columbia College Chicago. Curated by Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai, the two-day Festival features an amazing line-up of authors led by Keynote Speaker Garth Greenwell. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to volunteer time in exchange for free conference attendance around their shifts. 

The conference link is here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/storystudio-writers-festival/

Interested students can contact StoryStudio here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/contact-us/

Call for Submissions: Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Entry Fee: $28
Cash Prize: $2,000
E-mail address: willowspringsbooks@gmail.com
Website: http://www.willowspringsbooks.org/submit
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Willow Springs Books is given annually for a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of three or more stories totaling at least 98 pages with a $27.50 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Willow Springs Books, Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, 2 RPT #259, Spokane, WA 99202.

Summer Internship Opportunity

DePaul English alumnus Alye Prentice is building a tutoring business. If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to her at alye.prentice@gmail.com

Help to build workshops that focus on creating equitable environments for diverse learners. Research best practices for developmental education. Aim to create scaffolding opportunities for learning objectives.

In turn, the intern will learn to investigate the following areas:

Learn how to craft lesson plans, organize coursework, and build a syllabus that emphasize student engagement and rhetorical application. Discuss and develop teaching philosophy.

Interns will meet with Alye face-to-face at least three times over the summer session.