Green and gold, our favorite colors
Green and gold, our favorite colors
  • Dan Beachy-Quick has a group of poems in the new Flag + Void: He also has an essay published at Full-Stop:
  • Harrison Candelaria Fletcher’s essay, “Open Season,” has just appeared in Brevity’s Special Issue on Race, Racism and Racialization Another essay, “Dawn,” appears in the Fall 2016 issue of Eleven Eleven. This summer he gave readings at Vermont College of Fine Arts and the Lighthouse LitFest in Denver, and his new memoir, Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, was named Autobiography Finalist in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards, alongside Ana Castillo and Nasario Garcia.
  • Mike Palmquist was the keynote speaker at the 6th American Midwest Confucius Institute Director Conference on September 3rd. His talk, “The Power of Story: The Role of Narrative in Shaping and Interpreting Our Actions,” drew on narrative theory and narrative inquiry to explore how story brings us together within and across cultures.
  • Hosted by poet Wendy Videlock and Lithic Bookstore, Airica Parker is a featured reader and workshop leader for a regional retreat in Palisade this weekend.
  • Communications Coordinator Jill Salahub spent the last few weeks collecting memories and pictures of Bev McQuinn. See the full post here:


Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in Creative Writing 

Deadline: Friday, October, 7, 2016 by 4:00pm 

  • The Creative Writing Program is conducting its annual university-wide creative writing competition for Creative & Performing Arts scholarships.
  • Students can submit multiple genres. Undergraduate submissions may include one or more of the following genres: three to five poems OR one short story OR one creative essay.
  • Awards are typically $500 per academic year in the form of tuition waivers; awards of $1,000 – $5,000 may be given for special merit.
  • Multiple awards are available. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Students may submit 3 to 5 poems OR 1 short story OR 1 creative nonfiction essay (not an academic paper).
  • DO NOT PUT NAME OR ADDRESS ON THE MANUSCRIPT. Include only page numbers and title on manuscript.
  • Attach a cover letter stating name, address, phone number, CSU I.D. number (NOT ssn number), and genre.
  • Address manuscripts to: Professor Dan Beachy-Quick, Directory, Creative Writing Program, Eddy Hall, CSU. Campus Delivery 1773
  • Please be sure to either mail OR Hand-Deliver submissions to English Department mailbox in Eddy Hall by Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:00pm.

Criteria for Award:

  • Must have a minimum 2.4 GPA.
  • Must be undergraduates (working on first bachelor’s degree)
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits).
  • Should be making satisfactory progress toward a degree, i.e., must have satisfactorily completed 75% of CSU courses attempted and must not have accumulated excessive credits. (See Office of Financial Aid for further details).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The Creative Writing Faculty cannot comment on the writing; manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.