JAM at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at an art museum?

Area students and emerging job seekers, as well as college and university faculty and staff, are invited to a day of career-focused programming at the Art Institute of Chicago. Several DePaul students will be giving gallery talks.

The program will include:
• A museum careers panel
• Gallery talks led by college and university students
• Breakout sessions with museum staff
• A reception for all guests featuring intern alumni and museum staff
• Information about internships and job opportunities

EVENT DATE AND TIME:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:30am to 5pm

EVENT LOCATION:
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Call for Submissions: The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist Review is the literary journal at the University of Illinois at Springfield is excited to announce their journal is open to submissions from all undergraduate students in Illinois!

The Alchemist Review is a print journal that launches in April. They publish creative writing including but not limited to fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, art, and photography by new and experienced writers.

They especially encourage submissions from women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers with intersectional identities.

Their submission deadline is February 15, 2020. Submission details can be found on their website. All accepted submissions will receive a copy of the journal.

Study Abroad Opportunity: Vienna and Berlin

Don’t miss this opportunity to study in two German-speaking countries: Vienna and Berlin programs are accepting applications until February 1st!

Read more about each of the programs below by clicking on the programs and viewing the Study Abroad office’s brochures.

Germany: Navigating the Refugee Experience in Berlin in Summer 2020

Vienna: Illinois in Vienna Program (IiVP) starting Fall 2020

For more information on all the programs DePaul has to offer, financial aid and scholarships, and student testimonials on SoJournal aka DePaul’s study abroad resource blog, and more, visit the Study Abroad website.

Call for Submissions: HerStry magazine

HerStry, an online literary magazine and writing community for women based in Milwaukee, is open for 2020 submissions!

HerStry accepts both personal essays (not paying) and monthly theme essays (paying). They welcome women identifying writers of all levels and talents to tell their stories. They accept all types of stories as long as they are true and about you. No topic is off limits!
Women of color and LGBTQ writers are especially encouraged to submit.

Submissions guidelines can be found here and themes for the year may be found here.

Visiting Writer Series: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib

On Thursday February 13th, join Hanif Abdurraqib in conversations with Dr. Francesca Royster and Nina Wilson in Student Center 314. Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio and will be signing books. Mark the event on your calendars!

Read more about Abdurraqib on his website and on his Twitter.

EVENT DATE AND TIME:
February 13th
6-7pm Conversation
7-7:30 Book Signing

EVENT LOCATION:
DePaul Student Center, LPC Campus
Rm. 314

Upcoming Events: ‘Responding To A Slow-Motion Emergency: Communicating Climate Change’

TONIGHT –

How do you talk about a problem that’s too big to see? How do you demand action when it’s easier to delay? How does art speak in response to science? Come watch a wide-ranging group of artists and professors discuss these questions and more. From DePaul University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paola Cabal, Liam Heneghan, Rebecca Johns-Trissler, and Kathryn Schaffer will pool their experience and expertise to help you understand how to grapple with something as daunting—and important—as climate change.

This program is a part of the 2019-2020 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme Season For Change through the book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. For more information, visit www.onebookonechicago.org 

 
EVENT DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:00PM – 7:30PM
 
EVENT LOCATION: 

Rm. 115
DePaul University Richardson Library

Call for Submissions: The London Reader

Open Call: Stories of Inequality and Struggle
Deadline February 5, 2020

The ‘20s have arrived with a roar. Another global recession looms before many have even recovered from the last. Millionaires flaunt their wealth on Instagram while delivery drivers work from apps on multiple smartphones to afford the increasing rent on their shared room. Housing, education, and everything except technology has grown more expensive while wages have flatlined. Austerity has led to more urban rough-sleepers as billionaires leave luxury flats empty for their investment portfolios. The gap between the rich and the poor has grown the widest it’s ever been since the 1920s, and everywhere there’s the feeling: this cannot last.

The London Reader is looking for short stories, minifiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art that reveals the human stories behind inequality (in all its forms: between classes in cities, between generations in communities, between rural and urban regions, and between countries), poverty, end-of-an-era (fin de siècle) decadence, billionaire indifference, millennial survival, any form of wealth gap, and other experiences of living poor on the growing bottom rung.

Submissions to this issue can include:
• A sleepless gig-economy employee stretches themselves thin to pay for their second degree.
• Two women suffer as their flatmate turns her room into a holiday destination rental.
• A street musician has mastered urban survival strategies for the under-employed.
• A narrator contrasts the characters of a stock-broker and a rough-sleeper on the same street corner.
• An unpaid internship requires applicants to jump through absurd hoops.
• Poor doors in posh buildings divide characters who hear but never see their neighbours at the same address.
• Rioters loot a luxury home and are aghast at what they find.
• A migrant from a low-income area moves to a megacity looking for work while a migrant from a megacity working online moves to a low-income area to afford living expenses.
• A retiree struggles returning to minimum wage work but finds commonality with their teenage coworkers.
• A delivery driver living in their van tries to balance their dating life and work life.
• A posh couple at a roaring-twenties-themed party in the California hills flees an encroaching wildfire but ends up stuck in traffic.
• An online influencer hides their fake wealth with their front-facing camera.
• An indebted millennial’s only retirement plan is an apocalyptic feeling the economy will collapse.
• Any other personal or human stories that explore low-income struggles or the gaps of inequality.

What to submit: Creative works can be stand-alone pieces or collections, but should be fewer than 5,000 words. Multiple submissions, simultaneous submissions, and reprints are welcome. Artwork should be favourably viewed on a tablet or a single page.

How to submit: The London Reader Submission Portal for this issue at http://bit.ly/LRinequality
If you have any questions or difficulty submitting, email coordinator@LondonReader.uk.

The deadline for submission on this theme is February 5, 2020.