Published Students, Writing Contests, and More

Today’s news comes in on the Pony Express from the land of published MAWP students.

However, that’s not the only good tidings in the mailbag: there are writing contests, association kickoffs, and visiting authors stuffed in this Ex Libris satchel. Read on, spread the news, and cheer for the Friday finish line is now in sight.

Congratulations Tim Rolph

When you see Tim on campus over the next few weeks shake his hand and offer him a hearty congratulations on the publication of Global Poverty Alleviation: A Case Book. Tim acted as part of a three member editorial team to publish a book that, “Provides examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships that aim to create sustainable enterprises for both the for-profit sectors and for individuals who live in conditions of poverty […] The cases are arranged thematically and cover a broad array of solutions in diverse countries […] that focus on bringing about substantive shifts in the conditions of life for those living in poverty.”

Be sure to pre-order Global Poverty Alleviation: A Case Book on Amazon.

Hektoen International Writing Contests

Writers who enjoy throwing a bit of the science and the technical into their prose should take a few minutes to explore the Hektoen International Writing Contests. The organization is hosting two medical humanities contests with fast approaching deadlines.

o  The Vesalius Prize – for $1,000—to commemorate the 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius and his spirit of excellence and inquiry.

Participants may write for any section of the Hektoen Briefs:

  • Art Flashes: art and disease, and medical themes in the visual arts.
  • Physicians of Note: portraits of famous physicians.
  • Moments in History: notable events relating to medicine.
  • Literary Vignettes: extracts with commentaries related to medicine and literature.
  • Famous Hospitals: articles about historical or current hospitals.

Articles should not be longer than 800 words and only one image is allowed. Each participant may submit only one piece. Articles must be received by December 1, 2013. The winner will be announced by email on April 1, 2014 and published in the Spring 2014 issue. Selected others will be featured in the Hektoen Briefs section.

Please send your submission to contest@hektoeninternational.org by December 1, 2013 and write “VESALIUS” and the title of your piece in the subject line of your email.

o  The Hektoen Essay ContestSuggested topics include medicine and art or literature, history of medicine, ethics, music, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, etc. Clinical studies or case reports are not eligible.

They will be offering two prizes:

  • The Hektoen Grand Prix, for the winner – $1,500
  • The Hektoen Silver Prize, for the runner-up – $1,000

Essays should be 1,500 to 2,000 words and up to three images are allowed. Each participant may submit only one piece. Articles must be received by March 1, 2014. The winner will be announced by email on June 1, 2014 and published in the Summer 2014 issue. Selected others will be featured throughout the year.

Please send your submission to contest@hektoeninternational.org by March 1, 2014 and write “ESSAY” and the title of your piece in the subject line of your email.

Jane Hamilton flyerJane Hamilton Visits DePaul University

Jane Hamilton, author of The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World, The Short History of a Prince, and other favorites will be coming to DePaul on Friday, October 11th from 2 pm to 3pm. Hamilton will read from one of her books, and lecture as well. All students are encouraged to attend. The Honors Program can help you join or set up a small group discussion following the lecture and reading.

The EGSA Kickoff Drink Specials

The English Graduate Student Association is celebrating the new school year with cocktails and beer at John Barleycorn on September 27th. Come revel in the great literary tradition of Dylan Thomas, Dos Passos, and Hemingway while meeting like-minded graduate students looking to bring renewed passion to the EGSA. The event will kick off at 6:00 and go until 9:00 in the evening, and all are invited to attend.

RSVP HERE

We’ve set up a drink special for the event.  For $20 all graduates and faculty will be able to enjoy well liquor, domestic drafts, and wine to their heart’s content for three hours.

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