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.

2019 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

English majors, see below a course oppurtunity for DePaul’s winter and spring terms.

The application deadline for this fall’s Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS)—Shakespeare’s Afterlives: Literature, Philosophy, Politics, and the Visual Arts, 1623-2020—is next Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Students attend class with peers from UIC, Roosevelt, and Loyola universities. All classes are held at the Newberry Library.

This year’s seminar will be co-taught by the Dept. of English’s very own Dr. Megan Heffernan, along with Loyola University’s James Knapp.

For more information please see the attached flyer and the Dept. of History website, which houses DePaul’s info on the NLUS: https://las.depaul.edu/academics/history/student-resources/Pages/newberry-library-undergraduate-seminar.aspx.

If you have any questions about the NLUS, you can contact Dr. Valentina Tikoff in the History department, vtikoff@depaul.edu.

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

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Attention DePaul undergraduates! Applications are now open for the

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar 2018:
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
in an Era of Religious Change: Western Europe, 1450-1789

  • Earn 9 credit hours in 2 disciplines
  • Check off the Liberal Studies “Experiential Learning” requirement
  • Explore the world-renowned collections of the Newberry Library
  • Meet students from UIC, Roosevelt, and Loyola universities

Applications due October 26, 2017

Learn more!

Questions? Contact Prof. Tikoff at vtikoff@depaul.edu.

 

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).

 

Bucknell University Seminar for Younger Poets is Now Accepting Applications (deadline January 31, 2015)

Undergraduate Poets! See below for this amazing opportunity for younger poets. It’s rare to find opportunities like these (read: PAID FOR) in the humanities, rarer to find them in the writing field, and rarer still to find them in poetry! Get on those applications!

Bucknell University is one of the nation’s largest private universities and is located in Lewisburg, PA.

In June 2015, the Stadler Center will conduct the 31th annual Seminar for Younger Poets. Held for three weeks in June, the Seminar provides an extended opportunity for undergraduate poets to write and to be guided by established poets. Staff and visiting poets conduct writing workshops and offer lecture/discussions, present readings of their own work, and are available for individual conferences.

In the past, such poets as Terrance Hayes, Dana Levin, Mary Ruefle, David St. John, Arthur Sze, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Jean Valentine, and Carl Phillips have served as visiting poets. Numerous readings provide the participants with the opportunity to hear and be heard by their peers. Applicants compete for ten places in the Seminar, all of which come with fellowships. Fellowships include tuition, housing in campus apartments, and meals. Accepted students are responsible only for their travel to Bucknell and a modest library deposit. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

For the 2015 Seminar, visiting poets Brenda Hillman and Mary Szybist will join director G.C. Waldrep and staff members Deirdre O’Connor, Chet’la Sebree, and Justin Boening.

The next Seminar will be held June 7-28, 2015. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted via the Stadler Center Application Portal.

See Frequently Asked Questions about eligibility and the application process.

Screenwriters Share Industry Secrets

Screenwriters share industry secrets at DePaul’s Page One writing confab

CHICAGO – Screenwriters for Steven Spielberg, “Scandal” and “South Park” are among the speakers at DePaul University’s Page One Entertainment Writing Conference May 3 from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by DePaul’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media in the College of Computing and Digital Media, the daylong forum is designed to highlight the works of leading writers and offer insight into the many aspects of entertainment writing from breaking into the business, to the business of writing the Hollywood blockbuster. The workshops aim to help students, local artists and writers become better at their craft to further cultivate the film and television community in Chicago and Illinois.

“This is the third time we have held this event and each year it continues to grow in size and scope. We are thrilled to be able to offer the greater Chicago community a chance to learn from these incredible filmmakers and industry professionals,” said Kristyn Jo Benedyk, chair of the screenwriting program at DePaul who launched the Page One conference three years ago.

The event is free and open to the public. All sessions will take place in the College of Computing and Digital Media Theatre in the lower level of the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson Blvd.

Conference workshops include:

“Writing the Franchise, Genre Writing and Writing with a Partner” Noon-1 p.m.  The writing duo of Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg who wrote “Sorority Row” and the “Piranha 3D” franchise.

“The Business of Writing: The People Who Represent and Hire Writers” 1:15-2:15 p.m. CDM alumna Daniel Willis, previously with Walt Disney Pictures and currently on staff at “Grey’s Anatomy;” Lenny Beckerman, veteran manager of writers and directors, has worked on “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Babel;” and Sara Rastogi, story editor at Scott Free Productions, discoverer and developer of new writers and projects.

“Multiple Hats: Writers Who Produce, Direct, Act and More” 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Actor-turned-comedy writer Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal, a Second City alumna, has written for “South Park” and “How I Met Your Mother;” and actor-writer Guinevere Turner, of “Chasing Amy” and “Treasure Island,” who wrote and acted in “The L Word.”

“Breaking In: Landing That First Writing Job” 3:45-4:45 p.m. Severiano Canales, former assistant to Shonda Rhimes, the Executive Producer/Creator of “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Canales is now a regular staff writer on her latest hit series, “Scandal.” Aisha Muharrar, previously a staff writer for “Sit Down, Shut Up;” and writer-actor David Dastmalchian, recipient of the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at Austin’s SXSW Film Festival for “Animals,” his feature film screenwriting debut. Dastmalchian, a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, appeared most recently in “Prisoners.”

“Writing The Hollywood Blockbuster” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jeff Nathanson has written numerous films for Steven Spielberg including “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Terminal,” and is working on the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Steve Conrad has such written blockbuster films as “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Weather Man,” is writing and directing the John Belushi biopic. Together, these screenwriters’ movies have grossed billions of dollars at the box office.

For more information about DePaul’s Page One Entertainment Writers Conference, visit their Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1nzMQHd. Contact: Kristyn Jo Benedyk kjb@cim.depaul.edu 630-408-5898

Author Discussion & Book Signing Comes to DePaul

Cherrie Moraga and Andrea Smith return to DePaul for a conversation about their work, women’s spirituality, and social activism. The reading/conversation will be followed by a book signing; copies of both authors’ books will be available for sale.

Thursday, May 22nd 5:30 pm reception – 6:00 pm program – Cortelyou Commons DePaul University

Newberry Library Hosts 18th-Century Studies Symposium

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting a free symposium (open to the public) devoted to eighteenth–century studies on Saturday, June 14th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The symposium will include scholars from a range of fields, disciplines, and institutions. The topics of the day will be investigating reading as a leisure or hermeneutic practice that unfolds in time and reflecting on various perceptions of time, including physical, metaphorical, psychological, historiographical, political, or imperial. Scholars are interested in how the activity of reading and the perceptions of time shaped the eighteenth century world.

Register for a spot at the symposium online at www.newberry.org/renaissance.

Applications Available for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

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The time to apply is now if you’d like to be a part of the upcoming Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar.

The topic of the 2014 seminar will be Representing the American Civil War: Art, History, and Literature, 1820-1890. The first part of the course will be devoted to investigating topics related to this theme and working with the Newberry Library’s amazing resources. Students will then be able to conduct an in-depth research project under the guidance of the seminar instructors using primary sources at the Newberry.

Dr. Margaret Storey from DePaul’s Department of History will join Dr. Marcy Dinius from the Department of English on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 14 through May 8, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Newberry Library to team-teach this unique seminar.

The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a semester-length experience, which may have DePaul students who are used to the quarter system scratching their heads. But those who complete the seminar will earn 9 credit hours (4.5 for Winter and 4.5 for Spring), hours that will count towards course requirements in two departments. Student seminar applicants are advised to register for Winter quarter classes as usual. Those who apply for the seminar and are accepted should be prepared to drop one course and leave Tuesdays and Thursdays free. And no worries: the course will also fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) requirement for students who need it.

Applications for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar are due Friday, October 18, 2013. Applicants will be notified by Thanksgiving if they are or are not accepted into the program. A total of twenty students will be selected to participate — five students each from DePaul UniversityLoyola University Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Roosevelt University — so be advised that admission to this seminar is competitive.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this exciting and intellectually challenging opportunity — especially if you are considering pursuing graduate studies in the future.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Depaul’s Department of Modern Languages, Dr. Glen Carman, at GCarman@depaul.edu, or one of the professors who will be teaching the seminar — Dr. Margaret Storey (MStorey@depaul.edu) or Dr. Marcy Dinius (MDinius@depaul.edu).

Applications available for the Cork Writers’ School Summer Program 2014

Do you love writing? If you’re an avid reader of The Underground, well then of course you do. But wouldn’t that next work of written genius come a whole lot easier if you could immerse yourself in a beautiful and faraway locale steeped in rich literary history?

If so, then the new Cork Writers’ School Summer Program sounds like your cup of Irish Breakfast Tea.

Nestled in lovely Mitchelstown, Ireland in the idyllic County of Cork, the Cork Writers’ School offers budding writers the unique opportunity to dive into the timeless work of Cork’s many great poets, novelists, painters, and musicians while crafting works of their very own. Learn about paragons like Frank O’Connor, Gerald Griffin, Elizabeth Bowen and others from preeminent scholars before immersing yourself in creative writing workshops on the memoir, novels, poetry, and the short story. Write the work you’ve always wanted to under the guidance of distinguished facilitators, such as the award-winning playwright and memoirist John MacKenna; Leanne O’Sullivan, poet and winner of the 2010 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature; Nuala Ní Chonchúir, a writer of four renowned short story collections and the 2010 highly-praised novel, Youand James Joyce Award recipient Mary O’Donnell, an author, translator, and university instructor.

The Cork Writers’ School 2014 Summer Program will be held from July 21 to August 1, 2014. Don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by! For more information, a full program agenda, and an application, visit the Cork Writers’ School website today at CorkWritersSchool.com.