Writers Guild Aloud! Autumn Quarter

Every quarter, DePaul’s Writers Guild hosts an open mic Aloud! Thursday, November 9, 7 PM LPC Writing Center 2320 N Kenmore SAC 212 Chicago, Illinois 60614 Come share your work and/or listen to others read, celebrate DePaul’s writing community, and make new friends! To view the event page click here.

The Books Publishing & Libraries Conference: Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the Sixteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries, held 7 July 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, US is now open! They invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, innovation showcases, and colloquia. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus: “Communicating […]

TedxDePaulUniversity Speaker Applications

TedxDePaulUniversity is now accepting speaker applications from all vision vanguards and idea-generators for the annual event returning May 1, 2018. Now in its third year, the event aims to unite the DePaul community for a half-day of idea-driven programming and to promote faculty, staff, student and alumni thought leaders through the world-famous TEDx platform. With […]

Sunday Salon November Reading

Stay warm in Chicago with an all-prose reading! The readers: GERALD BRENNAN CRIS MAZZA NAEEM MURR CORNELIA SPELMAN Sunday Salon Chicago is a curated literary series on the north side of Chicago in Roscoe Village.  Visit the Sunday Salon website here, and the Facebook event page here.   

Angela Bourke: Women’s Voices in Irish Writing

Angela Bourke, described by Jim Fairhall as “a notable feminist creative writer and critic [who] sails in the upper levels of the literary firmament in Ireland and the U.K.”, visits next week to discuss women’s voices in Irish literature. See the flyer above for more information.  

The Open Door Readings Series: Kathleen Rooney and Andrea Rehani

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. November’s Open Door Reading presents Chicago State University’s Kelly Norman Ellis and her student April Gibson along […]

EGSA Graduate Student Callout!

Don’t miss the first EGSA meeting! This brief meeting will help to come up with upcoming events and student meetups. Come and meet other graduate students! Those interested in joining the EGSA team should attend. For more information, see flyer above. For questions, contact Lauren Rouse rouselaurenc@gmail.com or Camila Restrepo camilarestr@gmail.com.

Poetry Day: No Blue Memories

When: November 17, 6:30pm Inaugurated by Robert Frost in 1955, Poetry Day is one of the oldest and most distinguished poetry reading series in the country. This year’s presentation is the world premiere of No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks from the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema. In this unique staged retelling of […]

Not Reading English Graduate Student Conference

November 2-November 3 The Franke Institute for the Humanities Chicago University’s Department of English Language and Literature is hosting a graduate conference on “not reading.” The conference has a simple premise: every act of reading entails a decision, whether required or freely made, to not read something else. Not reading may then be something we […]

Poetry off the Shelf: Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Redkal reads in continuation with the The Poetry Foundation’s Readings & Lectures Series Paisley Rekdal is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: […]

Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s The Eighth Day

On Wednesday, November 15, The Wilder Family and The Newberry Library will present “Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s The Eighth Day.” This 50th anniversary of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning, Chicago based novel will feature a conversation with Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor Tappan Wilder, Jeremy McCarter and Liesl Olson; readings from the novel […]