New Directions in the Humanities: Call for Papers

The Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, will be held on July 5-7, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. First held at the University of the Aegean on the island of Rhodes in Greece in 2003, the conference has moved its location each year to different countries and continents, each offering its […]

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 […]

Black Lawrence Post: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions The November Open Reading Period Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts. During the June and November Open Reading Periods, they accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and the creative […]

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.   

Cinematic Short Story Contest

ScreenCraft’s 3rd annual Cinematic Short Story Contest is now accepting entries! The jury is looking for short fiction (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, the judges want to read your story! The grand-prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, film and TV […]

Manuscript Editor Job Opportunity

Haymarket Books, an independent, nonprofit book publisher, seeks a full-time manuscript editor to join their growing press based in Chicago. They publish progressive adult nonfiction titles in history, politics, theory, and current events, for both the general trade and academic markets For more information, visit the job listing website 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 […]

Join the Alumni Sharing Knowledge Mentorship Platform!

Join the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)! You can gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community. The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform, and we would like to invite you to join. The platform will connect you with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Try connecting this […]