Upcoming Events: Crook & Folly Valentines Celebration

Next Thursday join Crook & Folly for their annual Valentines celebration!

Staff will be handing out valentines and providing information on how to submit to Edition 40 of DePaul’s arts and literature magazine.

Schmitt Academic Center PIT 12-3pm
Thursday, February 13th

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019, edited by Professor Chris Green and a class of graduate students, is now available at www.depaulsbluebook.com!

Pieces were chosen from high school literary magazines submitted from across Illinois. Professor Green and his Editing class selected sixty-six pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This is the first of what Professor Green hopes to be an annual tribute to our state’s best young creative writers.

If you’re free, please consider attending the anthology’s launch reading on Saturday, February 8th, 5:30-7:00, Student Center #314.

Call for Submissions: Quirk

Quirk, UIW’s national undergraduate literary and visual arts journal, is now accepting submissions!

Quirk seeks Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Visual Art for 2020!

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Submit your work at their website: quirk.submittable.com
(All submissions must be original and must not have been previously published.)

Works chosen for publication will appear in print and upcoming online issues; authors and artists chosen for publication will receive one free copy of the journal, and subsequent copies for a reduced rate, as supplies last.

For more information or questions, check out their website: uiw.edu/quirk, or contact Dr. David Armstrong, English Dept., at darmstro@uiwtx.edu

Internship Opportunity: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier is searching for a dedicated summer intern! Applications are due March 1st. Read below for more information.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently seeking applicants for part- or full-time internships during the summer of 2020. This internship provides the opportunity to devote a number of weeks to researching a play—its historical and social contexts, its publication and production history, and its critical history—and to develop resources for hundreds of educators who will teach the play over the school year in conjunction with our upcoming productions. Interns will work with Chicago Shakespeare’s editor along with other published writers on in the Education Department—an invaluable experience for building one’s professional writing portfolio or for graduate students considering careers outside of academia. The work leads to an online publication of essays and teaching activities—central components to our handbooks, typically one hundred pages in length. In addition to the research and writing component, education interns are also immersed in the day-to-day work of our department, which is varied as we move through the summer months.

A background in Shakespeare, early modern drama, or performance studies is certainly helpful —but is not a pre-requisite. What is required in a qualified candidate is a passion and acumen for the research process, and for writing accessibly, thoughtfully, and, ideally, creatively within the structure of an expository form. Examples of past Teacher Handbooks are available for perusal on their website.

Candidates are asked to submit samples of writing, along with their cover letter, CV, and letters of recommendation.

Find more information on applying here.

Upcoming Events: What Can I Do About Climate Change?


On Tuesday, February 4th from 12-3pm visit DePaul’s Richardson Library on LPC to learn what YOU can do about climate change. Organizations from across campus and the city of Chicago will be available to teach, engage, and inspire you to make a difference.

This event is 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. onebookonechicago.org

Call for Submissions: The Foundationalist

University of Iowa’s literary journal, The Foundationalist, is looking for submissions. Anything from literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. The deadline to submit is March 22nd.

More information can be found on www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Thursday February 13th! Join poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation with Dr. Francesca Royster and Nina Wilson in Student Center 314 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Interested in reading some of Hanif’s work before he visits? Check out his website!