Off Campus Writers’ Workshop

The OCWW  is inviting all MAE and MAWP students free of charge to a weekly meeting of the most prestigious writing workshop in the Chicago Area. Off Campus Writers Workshop (OCWW) is the oldest continuously running writing workshop in the country. They hold weekly workshops with published authors in different genres, plus screenwriters, and agents. Every week […]

Art Institute of Chicago’s University Partner Day!

University Partner Day at Art Institute of Chicago Free admission and programming with valid DePaul ID for students, faculty, and staff, when entering through Columbus Drive Entrance (230 S Columbus Drive). Programming includes student art talks, faculty led tours, museum careers panel, and reception. Pre-registration highly encouraged! Saturday, February 10 at 12:30pm to 5:00pm Art […]

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago!

  Murder and Mayhem in Chicago is a one-day mystery conference featuring some of the Midwest’s top mystery/crime writers. It’s an amazing educational and networking opportunity for students.   Now in its second year, Murder and Mayhem in Chicago offers students the opportunity to meet with and learn from successful mystery and crime writers, including guests of honor […]

Sunday Salon Chicago: January 28 Deep Winter Reading at the Celtic Crown

Join us for our first reading of 2018 with guest readers : Jan English Leary Ruben Quesada Paula Carter and Sharon Solwitz Linda Bubon from the Women’s Voices Fund will also be joining us to discuss their work in Chicago. While the Riverview is under construction, we’ll set up shop at our TEMPORARY LOCATION, the […]

2 Free Student Scholarships to the Chicago Writers Association Conference

A note from Samantha Hoffman, executive director of the Chicago Writers Association Writers Conference regarding scholarships – deadline is 1/19. and the application process is relatively fast: I’m reaching out because we have writing conference scholarships to award to two students, two educators and two others. We have not yet received a single application from […]

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.

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.   

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Chicago Humanities Festival Lecture and Seminar Series

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Newberry Library and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago, is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in History, Literature, Religion, and related disciplines. Join Yale University professor Kathryn Lofton, University of Notre Dame professor Laura Dassow Walls, […]