Good News for Alumnus Thom Kudla!

The English Department received wonderful news that alumnus Thom Kudla’s latest book, HOW I AM DIFFERENT, was named a finalist in the Poetry Category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards! The ebook version won multiple medals in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards. HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD), an Apple app based on that […]

Congrats to Our Graduates! Time to Enjoy Summer!

As final grades roll-in, Ex Libris wants to offer its congratulations to all English graduate students for their hard work this year! Kudos, you make this department great. Also, deserving recognition as the year closes is Bill Johnson-Gonzalez who earned a well deserved tenure track position this year. Superb! And a nod to adjunct faculty […]

Good News for Alumnus John C. Lillig!

The English Department received wonderful news this week that alumnus John C. Lillig was named a partner at Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, effective January 2017! Previously, John had been an associate at the firm since 2010. He concentrates his practice on counseling for-profit and non-profit corporations and individuals on transactional, real estate, and copyright matters. […]

A Few Big Congrats!!

Ex Libris wants to give a shout-out to a few members of the DePaul English community we are especially proud of this month! First off, a huge congratulations to Kathleen Rooney for the release of her highly anticipated novel Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk! Can’t wait to read it Kathleen!! Borja Cabada, a recent graduate of […]

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Graduates!

Ex Libris, on behalf of the English Department, would like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to all of the Master of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing graduates of the 2015-2016 school year! A graduate degree is no easy task, but with hard work you have all completed an impressive […]

Interview with MAE Alumnus Carolyn Rudinsky, Communications Coordinator for Gads Hill Center

Ex Libris contributor Matt Adams recently interviewed MAE alumnus Carolyn Rudinsky.  Carolyn graduated from DePaul in June 2015 and now works as a Communications Coordinator for Gads Hill Center, an educational non-profit based in Pilsen.  Here, Carolyn offers her insights into what inspired her to pursue opportunities in the non-profit sector and how she leveraged her connections […]

Visiting Writers Program Welcomes MAWP Graduate Jessica Chiarella

The Visiting Writers Program will be celebrating the release of MAWP graduate Jessica Chiarella’s debut novel And Again. Chiarella will be on campus to read and discuss her work. The event takes place on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm in Richardson Library Room 115. Chiarella is a Vernon Hills native who graduated from DePaul in 2014. Currently she is enrolled in […]

Alumna Spotlight: Amanda Licastro

Digital Scholar Amanda Licastro, MAE ’08, teases out insights from student course blogs, online academic genealogies, and Twitter. BY HANA YOO   Amanda Licastro has more than 1,000 Twitter followers. One week, she recalls, her tweets garnered more than 29,000 views. Generally, her Twitter account averages a couple thousand views per week. “I joke that […]

DePaul Instructor David Welch and MAW Alumna Laura Wagner to Read at the Poetry Foundation Tuesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m. Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Free Admission The Poetry Foundation‘s Open Door reading series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s writing programs. Each one-hour event features readings by two Chicagoland college and graduate writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. May’s […]