Congratulations to these DePaul Writers!

This year’s Chicago Reader “Best of Polls” is open for voting through Feb. 8 and includes: 

  • Alum Caro Macon Fleischer (BA 2016, MFA 2020) for Best Playwright
  • Kathleen Rooney for Best Novelist
  • Kathleen Rooney’s Poems While You Wait for Best Poetry Organization

Congrats to all!

Be sure to show your support by voting in the poll.

Recently Published Essays by DePaul Alums!

Congratulations to DePaul Alums Chris Schafele (BA 2020) and Emma Demski (BA 2019) for their recently published work!

Read Chris Schafele’s essay in the travel writing journal, Wanderlust. His essay comes from his Honor’s thesis.

Read Emma Demski’s essay in the anthology Atomic Flyswatter; Volume 1 from Long Shot Books.

Congrats to all from DePaul’s English Department!

Love Talks Event — Tonight!

Join authors Michele Morano and Destiny O. Birdsong’s discussion as a part of the Visiting Writers Series. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-talks-an-evening-with-michele-morano-and-destiny-o-birdsong-tickets-132143850815

Michele Morano is the author of the essay collections Like Love and Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and WaveForm: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and currently chairs the English Department at DePaul University.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born fiction writer, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Catapult, African American Review, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Grand Central in 2022. She earned both her MFA and PhD from Vanderbilt University, and now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nonfiction Writing Contest

The Nasiona is seeking submissions for a micro-nonfiction/poetry writing tournament. Submissions must be non-fiction stories about your life (ie. micro-memoir). 

Learn more about the contest here

They will consider every submission for publication consideration, even if you don’t win the tournament.

Deadline: February 5, 2021

Looking to Work at DePaul as a Graduate Student?

Happy New Year!

If you are planning to apply for a Graduate Assistantship in 2021-22, please use the link below to our Scholarship Connect website. Applications are due by January 31st for new and continuing students. 

https://depaul.academicworks.com/opportunities/35267.

For any questions, please contact Professor June Chung for the MALP at jchung10@depaul.edu or Professor Rebecca Johns-Trissler for the MAWP/MFA at Rebecca.johns@depaul.edu.

For Undergraduate students, take this opportunity into consideration if you’re applying for graduate school.