NEIU Visiting Writers Series, Student News, & More

Today in student news, congratulations to Trudie Gauerke (M.A.W.P.) who has just had a poem published in The Penwood Review. Trudie’s poem, “What Is the World to Me,” appears in the Fall 2012 issue of The Penwood Review, a quarterly literary journal “established to embrace high quality poetry of all kinds, and to provide a forum for poets who want to write intriguing, energetic, and disciplined poetry as an expression of their faith in God.”


The new Creative Writing faculty in the English Department of Northeastern Illinois University are eager to share the details of their brand-new Visiting Writers Series. Six incredible writers are already on the schedule to read to come and read for this year’s series, including DePaul’s own Amina Gautier, who will be reading from and discussing her award-winning short story collection, At-Risk.

Prof. Gautier will be reading on November 1st, but please see the poster for the full list of NEIU Visiting Writers Program events. All students and faculty are invited to come and join NEIU for as many of these events as you can. They are free and open to the public.


Students at Columbia College are hosting a very special reading and would like to invite students from DePaul to participate.

The event, called Prose and Flows, will be held Tuesday, October 16th from 8:00 p.m. to midnight (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) as a part of a series of jazz-inspired evenings at the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash. There will be jazz music playing and students will be invited to come up and read their poetry, short fiction and prose. It’s an informal, after-class event that’s a good opportunity for students to test their writing out in front of an audience.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Nycole Smith at

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