Erika was the very first student to work on a Big Shoulders Books project – before BSB even existed, in fact. After DePaul, she graduated with an MFA in African-American speculative fiction from University of Kentucky. Her award winning essay, “If You Ever Find Yourself,” has earned her a book deal with Scribner and will be expanded into a memoir, This Is Your Mother.
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Big Shoulders Books Featured in Chicago Tribune!
Check out this fantastic write-up about our Big Shoulders Books and the faculty that make it happen!
DePaul project publishes Chicago stories, Studs Terkel style (chicagotribune.com)
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Do you have an interest in graphic novels or discussing complicated issues in writing? Join Prof. Royster Prof. Shanahan for a free-form discussion about graphic novels, present and future, in the context of “Freedom to Read,” the One Book One Chicago theme for this year, and “Banned Books Week.” The discussion will take place from 10:10-11:10 Thursday, Sept. 22 in ALH 305. For more information on Banned Books Week, please visit the following links. If you’re interested in joining, please submit an interest in this google form, in order for us to get a headcount for the room. https://forms.gle/PM6x7zSiquMRHrs79
Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022
Big Shoulders Books in Chicago Tribune
Thanks to all who helped celebrate Big Shoulders Books’ latest, Write Your Heart Out! Check out the Chicago Tribune‘s coverage of the book:
Writing from Veterans Needed
Hello, friends of the English Department! As you may or may not know, the Department of English here at DePaul has recently launched a new press called Big Shoulders Books.
Next weekend, Big Shoulders will release the 826CHI Compendium, Vol. IV, which is extremely exciting! What’s even more exciting is that more great things are already in the works at Big Shoulders–specifically, the next anthology.
We need your help! Big Shoulders Books is currently seeking the writing of Chicago-area veterans of war for a 2015 anthology entitled I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War. Please see the flyer below and pass it on to any veterans you know.