While everyone is busy with the mid-quarter workload and getting ready for registration or Commencement, allow us to recommend a few links to DePaul/literature/writing-related content around the web. Enjoy!
Two weeks ago, DePaul University welcomed five University of Alabama poets to campus as part of an exchange program between DePaul and the University of Alabama, and luckily for us, DePaul Radio’s Student Writer Series was there to document it. DePaul SWS recorded the five University of Alabama poets reading some of their own work, and talking about their small press, Slash Pine Press for this very special episode. They also talked to four DePaul students who had visited the University of Alabama in February.
DePaul Student Writer Series airs every Friday at 10 a.m., and you can listen to previous episodes archived at depaulsws.wordpress.com at any time. The episode about the visiting University of Alabama poets can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or attended any of the One Book One Chicago events hosted by the Chicago Public Library and DePaul University for Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. For those of you who weren’t able to attend any events with the author or would like to hear more, WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, has posted an audio recording of Yiyun Li’s conversation with DePaul’s Achy Obejas at the Chicago Public Library on April 19th.
You can listen to the conversation here: http://www.wbez.org/amplified/yiyun-li-conversation-achy-obejas-98647
And finally, DePaul’s Arts & Letters Hall, home of the English graduate programs, has made its YouTube debut. This 6-minute video takes viewers on a hi-def tour of the building with commentary from DePaul faculty and staff. Prospective students and alums who haven’t gotten the chance to visit campus since the building opened in January will find the video especially helpful, but current students might also enjoy the chance to send the link around to friends and family to show off your academic home.