Spring English Conference Tomorrow!

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A reminder that tomorrow is the 8th Annual Spring English Conference in DePaul’s Arts and Letters Hall! You’re welcome to drop in for part of the day or stay for all. The conference is always a fun, supportive time when writers and literary critics come together to celebrate new writing and research.

This year’s keynote speaker is WBEZ’s South Side reporter, Natalie Moore, whose book The South Side: A Portrait of American Segregation, traces the long history of segregation in Chicago and contemporary policies that maintain racial separation.

View this year’s program.

8th Annual Spring English Conference

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The DePaul English Department invites you to attend our eighth annual student-run conference! The Spring English Conference is an annual daylong event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students showcase their academic and creative work from the previous year. The conference is a unique opportunity to engage in and demonstrate DePaul’s vibrant literary and English language arts community. Come support your peers, enjoy refreshments, and be inspired!

Keynote Speaker:

NATALIE Y. MOORE
Arts & Letters Hall, Room 103
1:00-2:15PM

Natalie Y. Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter, will be presenting this year’s keynote presentation. A WBEZ staff member for a decade, Natalie’s work has also appeared in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, In These Times, and elsewhere. She has won several awards for her journalism and community work, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. Her latest book, The South Side: A Portrait of American Segregation, traces the long history of segregation in Chicago and contemporary policies that maintain racial separation.

Fiction, Poetry Contest: Summer Literary Seminar

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The SLS-2017 fiction/poetry contest is now open to submissions. 

Entry fee: $17

Deadline: 28 February.

Click here to submit.

SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (July 9th-22nd, 2017) and Kenya (December 2017), and in conjunction with our partner, Fence Magazine, is excited to announce its 2017 literary contest.

The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2017 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence Magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing.

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 50 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions.

Submit up to three poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages (double spaced) . Multiple entires are permitted, provided each is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Submitted work must be unpublished (unless it has been published on a personal website or social networks).

 

Call for papers: 25th Annual ELL Conference

Have you written a paper you’re especially excited about? Whether it’s a research paper or creative writing, be sure to submit it to the University of St. Francis’ 25th annual English Language and Literatures Conference no later than September 15 (that’s this Thursday!).

The ELL Conference is an opportunity for students across the country to present papers, field questions, and further hone their argumentative thinking skills in a challenging but supportive environment. A special bonus for participating students is that a conference presentation looks especially good on resumes and graduate school applications.

Recent grads, current undergrads, and high school students taking Advanced Placement courses are invited to submit completed papers (approx. 2,000-3,000 words or 1,500-2,000 words for AP and introductory students) to ell@stfrancis.edu no later than Sept. 15, 2016, in any of the following categories:

  • English literatures
  • Literatures in translation
  • Comparative literature
  • Critical theory
  • Film
  • Creative writing
  • Teaching English
  • Special sessions for introductory and AP English students

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Boldface Conference for Undergraduate and Emerging Writers Welcomes Applications

Undergrads, see below for information on what looks to be an excellent conference sponsored by University of Houston (which has a history of robust literary presence/programming) and Glass Mountain, the UH undergraduate literary journal.

Early bird registration ends March 23rd.

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Fifth Annual English Spring Conference Call for Papers

The deadline for submitting an entire work to the Fifth Annual English Spring Conference has been pushed back to April 11th.  If your work is accepted, you will be asked to present your paper at the conference to your peers and the DePaul faculty. There will be a Q & A session after each panel. Undergraduates and graduates are both welcome. Submissions are open to fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry, and more. Submissions should be no more than 15 minutes when read aloud (which is about 8-10 pages of prose).  If you performed particularly well on a piece last quarter, please consider submitting.

Prof. Shanahan and your Graduate Assistants Josh and Lauren will be reviewing the submissions.  You can submit from Ex Libris or by emailing Prof. Shanahan  at johnshanahan2005@gmail.com.  You can access the submission form at english-exlibris.com.

Friday, May 9th, 2013 • Arts & Letters Hall 2315 N. Kenmore Ave

Call for Papers Due April 11th, 2014