EGSA Halloween Party, Tom Montgomery Fate Reading, & Guild Complex Events

Lots of exciting upcoming events to talk about today! Oh, and have you liked the DePaul University English Graduate Programs on Facebook yet? Well, what are you waiting for?!

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) cordially invites all MAE and MAWP students to attend their second-annual Halloween Party, this THURSDAY, OCT. 27TH. Yes, that is TOMORROW, so we hope you can make it for an evening with your fellow English Graduate Students.

The party will be held at Will’s Northwoods Inn, located at 3030 N. Racine Street, just blocks away from the Wellington Brown Line stop, not too far from the Lincoln Park Campus. Festivities will begin at 9pm, but don’t hesitate to come late if you have class. EGSA has reserved a private party room for the event so you don’t even have to worry about finding a seat.

Costumes are encouraged! Click to enlarge the attached flyer, and email with any questions.

This Thursday, Oct. 27th is not just the EGSA Halloween Party, it’s also the first of many readings to take place at the new DePaul Art Museum, located at 935 W. Fullerton. Join the Department of English- Visiting Writer’s Program and DePaul’s Institute for Nature and Culture as they present a reading by the irreverent and insightful nature essayist, Tom Montgomery Fate.

In his recently released book, Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild, Montgomery Fate attempts to reconcile the quiet world of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden with his own noisy, chaotic life in suburban Chicago. The acclaimed fiction writer Stuart Dybek describes Cabin Fever as “a book as wise as it is charming.  Fate, in his deeply informed dialogue with Thoreau, never dodges the many realities of American middle-class existence that might lead to a life of quiet desperation.  Still, Cabin Fever is finally not a book about avoiding desperation, but achieving balance.”

The reading is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6 p.m. (leaving you plenty of time to change into your costume and meet up with EGSA).

Our friends at the Guild Literary Complex have another generous offering of literary events this coming month. November events include:

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm: “Tour Guides” Final Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 7:30 pm: Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Showcase

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 7:30 pm: Palabra Pura featuring Luis Valadez & Tim Z. Hernández

Thursday, Nov. 17th at 7:00 pm: A Book Release Event with Sergio Troncoso

Details on all these events can be found on the flyer, and as always, visit for more information.

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