Finals are creeping up! Before you are immersed in your writing,
check out these events to wrap up the Spring Quarter:
The Threshold release party is taking place this Thursday, June 6th from 5:00-7:00pm at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton. There will be free copies of the magazine, music is will be provided by members of the DePaul Jazz Ensemble, readings and performances from the publication will be taking place, and of course refreshments! Come out this Thursday and join Threshold in celebrating the hard work of their staff and contributors.
The End-of-Year English Celebration: Come and celebrate the end of the quarter this Friday, June 7th from 3:00-5:00pm in the Courtelyou Commons.
Brooksday, a marathon reading of the works of Gwendolyn Brooks, is also on Friday, June 7th from 9:00am-7:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St. DePaul’s professors, Mark Turcotte and Amina Gautier, are participants in the marathon reading of Gwendolyn Brooks’ work.
For over a year, the Guild Literary Complex, Third World Press and the American Writers Museum have been planning and organizing Brooksday, a marathon reading of the works of Gwendolyn Brooks on her birthday. This event is a day-long celebration of the life and legacy of one of Chicago’s literary legends. Start the day with an open mic at 9 am, and stay to hear the work of Gwendolyn Brooks read by Michelle Boone, Rosellen Brown, Calvin Forbes, Reginald Gibbons, Rick Hogan, Haki Madhubuti, Achy Obejas, Sandra Opoku, Sara Paretsky, Elise Paschen, Avery R. Young and many, many more! This event is free and open to the public.
Finally, on Saturday, June 8th, check out the Humanities Center Faculty Fellows Program event, “American Allegory: Ralph Ellison and the Question of American Identity,” at 3:00pm at the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore located at the University of Chicago, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. This event is free and open to the public!