Slag Glass City Pop-Up Mini-Memoir Event This Sunday, June 7, at the Comfort Station in Logan Square

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Slag Glass City INVITES all Chicagoans to

Write ON Chicago/ HERE is WHERE

on Sunday 7 June. Drop in between Noon and 4:00 PM at

THE COMFORT STATION in Logan Square

2579 N Milwaukee Ave.

Write ON Chicago is a free pop-up creative writing event inviting you to document your Chicago-based memories by completing the phrase “HERE is where________.”

Participants will write their mini-memoirs on sticky notes and affix them to one of our large city maps, helping us create a living portrait of this city of memory, reinvention, and dream.

HERE is where you received a life-changing phone call.
HERE is where you lost your way on an unfamiliar street.
HERE is where you made your life better, or worse.
HERE is where you proposed to your beloved.
HERE is where you entered or exited the train.
HERE is where you cleaned up a mess and made yourself at home.

• ACCORDION MUSIC by Chicago theater artist Ruth Margraff.

• READINGS of brand new flash memoirs by Chicago writing students, on the topic of BECOMING.

• RECITATIONS of moments of wonder from CLASSIC CHICAGO LITERATURE.

• Free Chicago-made CANDY and Chicago-made LITERARY MAGAZINES.

Screenshot 2015-05-26 17.13.49AVAILABLE at this event for the FIRST TIME EVER is the premier publication in our new print series Slag Glass City Miniatures: Big Cities. Little Books.  This first edition is called IT IS NOT WASTE ALL THIS  (after the title of an essay in the compilation by Chicago author Kathleen Rooney).  The book is itty,  bitty, and pretty. Come get yours!

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Write ON Chicago urges us to consider the vital role city spaces play in our lives—open or dense, green or concrete, struggling or thriving, and everything in-between. By humanizing the city map with our stories, we hope to reveal ways our city might at once persevere and be remade.

THE COMFORT STATION—an historic municipal building re-purposed as an art gallery and performance space—is located right off Logan Square and easily accessible from the #74 Fullerton bus, the #76 Diversey bus, and the #56 Milwaukee bus, as well as the Logan Square Blue Line stop, and the event is happening during the weekly farmer’s market on Logan Boulevard.

Support for this event comes from the DePaul University Department of English and the DePaul Humanities Center.

Undergraduate Nonfiction Reading Happening Thursday, May 21st at Richardson Library

Every year, the English Department’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator, DePaul Professor David Welch, organizes a series of undergraduate genre-specific readings. The final reading for the 2014-2015 academic year is the nonfiction reading, to be held Thursday, May 21st, from 6-7:30pm in Richardson 115.

Come and hear what your classmates have been working on this year and enjoy refreshments and good times!


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Thoreau’s Rooster Personal Essay Contest for Undergraduates (Deadline March 15, 2015)

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Thoreau’s Rooster, an undergraduate journal of creative nonfiction published annually out of Assumption College, seeks personal essay submissions. The journal offers a $200 prize to essays they select.

Past winners and honorable mentions are available to read at their website. Email rooster (at)assumption.edu with any questions.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015.

Glass Mountain Seeks Undergraduate Student Writing! (Deadline 3/2/15)

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Glass Mountain invites undergraduate students to submit high-quality poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art and reviews for publication in the upcoming issue of Glass Mountain Magazine, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Houston.

The journal is an award-winning, international platform for the voices of emerging writers and artists.  We are based out of the University of Houston’s Department of English, and the magazine is run entirely by undergraduate students.

For the Spring 2015 Issue, submit by March 2nd and have the issue in hand by April!

Your students’ best work can find a home online or in print at Glass Mountain. Graphic fiction?  Prose poetry? Music reviews? For specifics on submissions, see here.

This is an unusual opportunity for undergraduate writers. Glass Mountain is produced twice per year and especially needs submissions for the Spring Issue. For further details visit the magazine’s Submittable page.

Questions? Please email glassmountaineditors@gmail.com.

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