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We Dove into Submissions

Thanks to all those who came out for the “Dive into Submissions” workshop co-hosted by the Publications Commons (Pub Hub!) and Lit Literary Collective. The former brought the pizza; the latter brought the powerpoint. Presenters were Krista Cox, Erin Marie Hall, and Kelcey Parker Ervick (me).

 

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Please join us for this double-header of awesome events on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Dive into Subs Submissions Workshop – and free pizza!
5:30-7:00pm in 2170 Wiekamp Hall at IU South Bend
sponsored by Lit Literary Collective and the Publications Commons/PUB HUB
presenters: Krista Cox, Erin Marie Hall, Kelcey Parker Ervick

Want to submit your work, but not sure where to begin? Actively submitting already, but want some tips & tricks? Don’t miss this submissions workshop!

Topics include:
• There Are One Billionty Journals, Where the Hell do I Send this Stuff?
• I Have One Billionty Pieces, How do I Decide what to Send?
• Formatting isn’t Just for Clearing Evidence from your Hard Drive
• This Shouldn’t Be This Hard: Cover Letters
• Only Human: What on Earth Editors are Thinking
• I’m a Writer, Not a Data Scientist: Tracking Submissions
• How Rejections are Kinda Sorta like Exercise Maybe

Poetry Reading by Nate Pritts
Winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize for Decoherence
7:30pm on the 3rd Floor Bridge of Wiekamp Hall at IU South Bend

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Nate Pritts is the author of eight books of poetry, including Decoherence, which won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award and will be published in the fall of 2017.

His most recent collection is Post Human (2016) which Publishers Weekly says “leads readers through a poetic dystopia that reveals the fragility of the human relationship with technology. Weaving his poems together as a meditative critique of technology and its numbing effect on the everyday, Pritts asks readers to imagine other possibilities amid ‘this daily flood/ of ephemera, this electronic life.'”

Publishers Weekly described his fifth book, Sweet Nothing (2011), as “both baroque and irreverent, banal and romantic, his poems […] arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity.” POETRY Magazine called The Wonderfull Yeare (2009), “rich, vivid, intimate, & somewhat troubled” while The Rumpus called Big Bright Sun (2010) “a textual record of mistakes made and insights gleaned…[in] a voice that knows its part in self-destruction.” His poems, and writings about poetry, have been published in American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, Writers Digest and many other places.

He is the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N (2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph ‘zine and which has grown to encompass an annual online journal, an occasional digital chapbook series, a continuing series of single-author books and sporadic limited edition/low-fi projects. Pritts is Associate Professor at Ashford University where he serves as Curriculum Lead and Administrative head of the Film program. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

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Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
ANALECTA debut!
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus

 

2017 Excellence Award Winners

Writing: Niall Garvin

Literature: Sadie Sukich

2017 Writing Award Winners

Undergraduate Poetry

First Prize:  Adam Schelle, “Witness No. 1”

Second Prize:  Lucas Burkett, “The Massacre of Bowling Green”

Honorable Mention: Diane Passero, “Dear Em”

 

Undergraduate Prose

First Prize: Sarah E. Bull “A Study of Ambition”

Second Prize: Melanie Garcia, “Letters of Sensucht”

 

Graduate Poetry

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “Clandestine”

Second Prize: Michael Kouroubetes, “With the Ardor of a Fly in a Cell”

Graduate Prose

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “The Orange Boys”

Second Prize: Helen Wright, “The Recovering Vampire: A Journey to Vegetarianism”

And congratulations to English Majors who were recognized for their work at the 2017 IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Conference:

–Nargiza Amirova, best Social Sciences presentation, for “Exploitation of Immigrants by Immigrant Owned Restaurants”
–Melanie Garcia, best Creative Arts presentation, “Opulent Dreams”
–Savannah Welnetz, honorable mention for Humanities presentation, for “Sherlock Holmes-Paranormal Investigator: Reading the Hound of the Baskervilles as a Work of the Supernatural”

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Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
ANALECTA debut!
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus

James Armstrong is a Midwestern native: he grew up on the sand plains of southern Michigan and went to Northwestern University as an undergraduate. He has an M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Boston University. Armstrong’s scholarly essay on John James Audubon appeared in Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History (Routledge 1997). Armstrong has taught creative writing and American literature at Northwestern University and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Writing Program.

He has published poems and essays in TriQuarterly, RHINO, Porcupine, Gulf Coast, Orion, Poetry East and other journals. Armstrong received the PEN-New England Discovery Prize for poetry in 1996, and he has been awarded both an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in poetry. He was an artist in residence at Isle Royale in 1994 and on Grand Island National Recreation Area in 2004. His first book of poems, Monument in a Summer Hat, was published in the fall of 1999 (New Issues Press). His latest book, Blue Lash, came out in April, 2006, from Milkweed Editions.

His poem, “The Wreck,” was anthologized in Where One Voice Ends, Another Begins, a collection of Minnesota poetry published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (2007). In October of 2007, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Winona. Armstrong lives in downtown Winona with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, Dot and Pippa.

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Thanks so much to Steve Henn for visiting Kelcey Parker Ervick’s A190 and W206 classes today! He read some poems and showed some of his kids’ awesome illustrations from his new Wolfson Press book, Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year.

Here he is showing off his poetry tour t-shirt: 

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 Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Marnie Galloway and Scott Roberts talk about their comic art! It was an inspiring event and a great crowd!  
    
   

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Free pizza and Fiction Reading by Philip Baruth
5:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
3rd Floor Bridge outside of Wiekamp Hall room 3001

Philip Baruth will give a reading from his book of short stories, American Zombie Beauty. The book was published here on campus by Wolfson Press, the press of the Master of Liberal Studies Program.

Baruth is a professor at the University of Vermont. He is also Majority Leader of the Vermont State Senate. His previous publications include the novels The X President (Bantam 2003), The Brothers Boswell (Soho 2009), and The Millennium Shows (Kearney Street Books, reprinted 2012). His biography of Senator Pat Leahy is forthcoming from the University Press of New England.

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