Raul Palma

raul palmaProgram: M. A. in Writing & Publishing

Accomplishments, Awards, Publications, Affiliations:

  • Student Leader and Tutor with Depaul’s TRiO SSS program.
  • Graduate Assistant in College of Education’s Academic Success Center.
  • Member of Writer’s Guild, DePaul Cabal, and a regular reader at Molly Malone’s
  • Read in 2012 and 2013 Aloud! events
  • Read fiction at the 2013 EGSA conference
  • Invited to read at Meredith Boe’s and Colin Harris’ Bourgeois Pig Reading Series.
  • Led discussions at the 2012 and 2013 DePaul Peer Tutor/Mentor Conference
  • A one-act play “Heezle Sneezle” and a short story “Hollow Moon” forthcoming in Threshold.
  • “Roasting Box” a short essay produced in Professor Anton’s Literature of Fact class placed in the Top 25 of Glimmer Train‘s 2013 Very Short Fiction Competition.
  • “Obsolescence” a short story produced in Professor Gautier’s Mentors in Craft class was a finalist in Cutthroat Journal‘s 2012 Rick Demarinis Contest and was later published by Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art.
  • “Amaranthus” a short story produced in Professor Sneed’s class won the Soul-Making Keats 2012 Mary Mackey Competition and was later published by 34th Parallel.
  • A short excerpt of Immaculate Mulch produced in Professor Gautier’s Novella Writing class placed in the top 25 of Glimmer Train‘s 2012 Family Matters Competition.

Favorite Courses at DePaul:  Any class with Professor Gautier is an absolute pleasure.  I’ve had such great experience in all classes at DePaul: Anton, Stolar, Sneed, Goffman.  Professor Sirles’ class on Language and Style was one of the more challenging courses, but it allowed me to find new ways to communicate and structure sentences and images.  The 2-year College Teaching Internship facilitated by Professor Goffman is a must for anyone that wants to teach.

Post-graduation Plans:  I will join the University of Lincoln-Nebraska’s PhD in Creative Writing program in August as a teaching assistant.

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