Upcoming Events: Elizabeth Kolbert Q&A for Students and Faculty

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction and staff writer at The New Yorker, will be stopping by DePaul on Tuesday February 18 from 2-3pm in Student Center room 220 for a casual Q&A discussion. Students and faculty are welcome! A flyer with more info is attached.

Study Abroad Opportunity: Writers in Paris, a NYU Workshop

This summer, the NYU Creative Writing Program is offering an exciting 4-week summer program opportunity: Writers in Paris. Programs are open to all NYU undergraduates as well as visiting undergraduate students. Information about the program can be found below – the dates align with DePaul’s quarter system.

If you have any questions or would like additional details, please write to creative.writing@nyu.edu or to the specific program contact listed below.

Writers in Paris
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020; General Deadline: March 1, 2020
Final Deadline: April 15, 2020 (if spots remain available)

Contact: Lisa Gerard (writers.in.paris@nyu.edu)
Faculty Includes: Catherine Barnett, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Darin Strauss; Director: Deborah Landau

Writers in Paris (June 26-July 25, 2020) students choose to focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and attend daily writing workshops, craft seminars, and literary readings and events. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. For example, poets might visit the Louvre to write ekphrastic poems or create Parisian street sonnets by taking a 14-block walk of the St. Denis area, where François Villon lived, and generating a line of poetry per block. Fiction writers might study dialogue by listening for overheard speech at a sidewalk café or learn about description and setting by writing a story set in the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked. Enrollment information: https://www.nyu.edu/academics/studying-abroad/summer-abroad/programs/writers-in-paris.html

Call for Entries: Louder Than A Bomb University Poetry Slam

Participate in the poetry slam festival Louder Than A Bomb University (LTABU), hosted by Chicago Youth Authors, during February and March.

Poets do not need to be enrolled in school, just 18-25 years of age at the time of the slam. Registration is only $20, and the winner receives a $200 cash prize. If interested, please visit the LTABU registration link.

Call for Papers: The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 issue!

They would like to extend this call for papers to all interested undergraduates and recent graduates. CLUJ invites research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

• Papers comparing at least two authors or texts
• Interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities
• Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism

For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit the website submissions page.

Submissions for the Spring 2020 issue will be accepted until February 21 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.