At Home with Literati series: Professor Miles Harvey in Conversation with authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack.

Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Spring English Conference

The deadline to submit to the 11th annual Spring English conference has been extended to this Friday, May 15th!

Find full guidelines here.

Initially, the department intended to host the conference through a website featuring video panels that could be accessed any time. After further consideration and discussion with students, however, the English department has decided to shift to synchronous panels to be held on Friday, June 5, 1-5pm via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the conference website so that individuals who aren’t able to attend can later access the content. This approach will come closest to generating the energy and intellectual engagement of our annual event.

Deadline Extended: Tellus Submissions

Tellus has extended their deadline for submissions to May 15th.

Tellus is an online magazine celebrating the many voices of our DePaul community by showcasing the creative artwork and writing of multilingual and multicultural students. The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) program within the UCWbL acknowledges the definition of multilingual as anyone from a background in which various dialects of English are used, a background where English is an additional language, or a background in which English is a person’s native language but they grew up influenced by other languages or cultures.

Those wanting to submit can follow this link or the QR code in the attached flyer.

Call for Submissions: 11th Annual Spring English Conference

The DePaul English Department invites you to participate in the eleventh Spring English Conference. The Spring English Conference is an annual event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students present academic and creative work.

Although Covid-19 will make this year’s conference different from any other, the work we English students are doing is as important as ever, if not more so. As students of the English language, whether literature or creative writing, ours is the business of telling and interpreting stories. And whether Covid-19 influences your work directly or indirectly, stories are one of the powerful medicines we can share with each other in this strange, serious time.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work and to share it with a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. This year’s presentations will come in the form of pre-recorded videos posted on the Spring English Conference Website. Each video will be five minutes in length and may be in (but not limited to) the following areas:
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry
Literary Analysis
Pedagogical and Literary Theory
Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

Guidelines

1. Submit papers or creative projects (poetry collections, short fiction, novel excerpts, etc.) with short proposals (1-3 paragraphs), explaining how you will turn the work into a short (five minute or less) video.

2. For creative writers, this may mean a short reading of an entire work/a selection. For literary studies/pedagogical presenters, this may mean a short Ted-like talk, explaining your research, writing process, or some other aspect/combination of aspects of your work. Students may submit up to two works total: ONE creative piece and ONE work of literary study.

3. All video presentations, both creative and academic, will be no more than five minutes in length. Plan accordingly.

4. Please attach submissions as separate Word or .pdf files within the same email and send to englishconference.dpu@gmail.com with the subject heading “Spring English Conference Submission.”

5. Do NOT put your name or any identifying information anywhere on the submission(s). Instead, enclose a cover sheet with your submissions. The cover sheet should include the following information:
Name:
Title:
Genre:
Academic program:
Phone Number:
Email:

6. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 18th.

Works accepted for the conference will be grouped into panels according to genre and/or theme, and a Q&A Zoom session will be recorded for each panel. All works submitted must be original, and we encourage writers to submit recent work. In the spirit of academic fellowship, we encourage participants to look at other panelists’ presentations, and to watch our keynote video.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 11th, 2020
Send submissions or any questions to englishconference.dpu@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: Orange Couch at UCWbL

Orange Couch, a new literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL, is currently open for submissions!

Anyone who would like to submit to the magazine should make an appointment with a tutor or attend one of the facilitated Writers Guild meetings to revise their writing before submitting it. If an appointment or meeting is not made, the submission cannot be accepted. Directions to submit are as follows:

Send an email to theorangecouchmag@gmail.com with the following:
1. A subject line that includes “Submission”, its genre, and your full name
2. The pieces(s) you’d like to submit in a Word or PDF file (3 pieces max., 10 pages max. per piece)
3. The date and time of the appointment or Writers Guild meeting in which you worked on each piece
4. A brief biography about yourself as the writer, as well as a brief reflection about the revision process.

Orange Couch is taking submissions until the tentative date of May 1st. Questions should be directed here: http://theorangecouch.chicagolandwritingcenters.org

Remote Opportunity: NYU Summer Writing Intensive

NYU has announced that all summer programs and courses will be held remotely. They will now offer all of their popular summer writing programs in a virtual format as the online “NYU Summer Writing Intensive.”

The program will offer 8 credits in 4 weeks and feature NYU’s world-class faculty including Catherine Barnett, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Matthew Rohrer, and Darin Strauss, and a stellar line-up of visiting writers and editors, including Terrance Hayes, Maggie Nelson, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Students may choose between enrolling in Session I (June 1–June 25) or Session II (June 29-July 23), or may enroll in both sessions. Each student will take a Writing Workshop and a Craft Seminar in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Courses are small, to allow for personalized attention and an immersive experience.

Directions for students interested in the Intensive can be found here under “How to Apply.” Please note that the Visiting Student Application deadline for Session 1 is THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 24. The deadline for Session 2 is June 1.

Please email creative.writing@nyu.edu with questions or to request more information.