More Upcoming Events

The Red Clay Review, the nation’s only literary review to feature exclusively the work of graduate and doctoral students, is seeking submissions for this year’s edition of the Review.  Red Clay Review is accepting poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and one act/ten-minute plays from both new and established authors, with the desire to give voice to the many talented graduate and doctoral students who are starting or continuing their journey as authors.

There is no fee for submissions, and any student in a graduate or doctoral program is welcome to submit, not just those in creative writing programs. Please visit for more information and full submission guidelines, or check out Red Clay Review on Facebook.

In the next One Book, One Chicago event, DePaul’s Department of English, Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan present: Chicago as a Literary Muse. This reading, discussion and reception asks the question, “Who captures the Chicago of today as Bellow did in Augie March?” A few of the many who do will read from their work and talk about the inspiration that is Chicago. This reception and reading features Stuart DybekAchy ObejasNatalie Moore, and Jaswinder Bolina as well as the finalists in the flash fiction contest. J.C. Gabel, co-editor/co-publisher of Stop Smiling Books and the newly revamped magazine The Chicagoan, serves as master of ceremonies.

This event will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-9pm at the Stop Smiling Storefront, 1317 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reservations are recommended; please email

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the DePaul Humanities Center will host an event with James Soderholm, Professor of English at The King’s School, Canterbury, and author of Beauty and the Critic: Aesthetics in an Age of Cultural Studies and Byron and Romanticism.

As part of the “Do the Humanities Make Us More Humane?” series, Soderholm will present his lecture, “Just Looking: Art, Attentiveness and the Moral Imagination” which explores the connections between our capacity for at once noticing the streaks of the tulip and the shrieks of the tortured. Drawing on music, painting, philosophy and literature, he will offer twenty-seven brief meditations on ‘the attentive’ and ‘the heartless’ as a way of suggesting that our moral perceptions may be sharpened by works of art.

The lecture will take place at the DePaul Humanities Center, Room 104 (2347 N. Racine Avenue) This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.


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