A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

This event will celebrate the life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most well-celebrated poets of the 20th century. Angela Jackson, Brooks’ biographer, will be discussing the work of Gwendolyn Brooks. Additionally, DePaul Theater School Alums will perform selected vignettes from Maud Martha. The only novel she ever wrote, this book tells the […]

Michael Chabon in Conversation With Kathleen Rooney

Unabridged Bookstore hosts an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon at the Nettlehorst School Auditorium. Chabon will discuss his latest novel, Moonglow, with local author Kathleen Rooney. When: Fri, September 29, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT About Moonglow: In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon […]

Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference

The DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference will take place on Saturday September 30th at the Loop Campus. Courier 12 is the Midwest’s premier screenwriting event, presenting a series of panel discussions with the top writing talent and executives in the entertainment industry. All panels take place in the lower level theater […]

The Masters Review: Call for Submissions

The Masters Review’s third annual Fall Fiction Contest is now open! Submissions are open until November 15, 2017. The winning story receives $2000 + publication, and a note from the judge on why the story was chosen. For more information and to submit your work, visit their website here. The Masters Review has compiled 13 submission […]

Visiting Writer: Allison Joseph

Please join the DePaul Department of English as we welcome poet and editor Allison Joseph to the Visiting Writers Program. When: Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Library – Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115 (2350 N Kenmore Avenue) Joseph, director of the Southern Illinois University MFA Program in Creative Writing, is the […]

Indiana Review Fiction Contest

The 2017 Fiction Prize Contest is now open! Send in your submissions by October 31st, 2017. Applicants must submit a single story of up to 8,000 words. For more information, visit the Indiana Review contest website here.

Poetry off the Shelf: Eve L. Ewing & Marcus Wicker

The Poetry Foundation’s readings series continues with writers Eve L. Ewing & Marcus Wicker on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at 61 West Superior Street and admission is free. Eve L. Ewing is a poet and sociologist who holds a PhD from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her first […]

Habitat Magazine’s Call for Submissions

Habitat is currently accepting submissions! Habitat Magazine is interested in writing that redefines the lines of genre and form and explores what it means to be a writer in the 21st century. Habitat provides a home for literature that shows the unexpected and disrupts the dominant cultural narrative. They pride themselves on publishing the next generation […]

Text Mining Workshop

The Play in the Dirt Workshop is coming up this Friday, wherein Ana Lucic will demonstrate how public domain texts, scholarly articles, government documents, and historic collections can be text mined using the resources provided by the University Library. The workshop will feature the HathiTrust Research Center Portal text mining capabilities for more than 3 million […]

Chicago Book Expo 2017

Buy local and read local at the 6th annual Chicago Book Expo (chicagobookexpo.org) on Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free celebration of Chicago’s literary community features 20 programs and workshops with local authors, plus 75 exhibitors selling books from local presses and literary organizations. Presenting authors this year include […]

Campus Event: In Conversation with Ricky Jay

When: Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm Where: DePaul Student Center room 120 With an acting résumé that includes work in film (e.g., Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and as a James Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies), television (e.g., “The X-Files” and “Deadwood”), and stage (most notably as himself); a list of celebrated publications featuring stories […]

Campus Event: The Horror of the Humanities V

The DePaul Humanities Center’s fifth-annual Halloween event begins, as always, with an avant-garde “haunted house” featuring multimedia, interactive posters, installation art, and exhibits pointing to the horror of everyday life as well as the relationship between horror and the history of the humanities. It continues with a screening of a contemporary horror movie, and concludes […]