Right now we are one week out from the deadline! This would be a good time to get those submissions in so you don't miss it!
Hamline University undergraduate students are invited to submit their writing for four competitive awards coordinated by the English Department. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes later during 2018 Spring term.
ELIZA A. DREW AWARDS - English Essay
Students may submit one essay, 10 pages or fewer. This category is intended for essays that would be written for an English class.
ELIZA A. DREW AWARDS - Short Story
Students may submit one short story, 10 pages or fewer.
EVELYN APITZ MORRIS AWARD - Short Story or Play
Students may submit a short story that is 10 pages or fewer or a play that is 15 pages or fewer.
GEORGE HENRY BRIDGMAN POETRY AWARD - Poem
Students may submit a maximum of three poems for a total of five pages or fewer.
You may enter multiple contests, but you must submit different material for each contest. Please submit your materials in one document per contest.
The body of your email submission must include the following information:
-Your Student ID number
-Your campus mailbox number
-The name of the contest you're entering
All entries must be double-spaced, have one-inch margins, use a readable 12-point typeface, and be in a single Microsoft Word document.
Your name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript other than in the body of the email or it will be disqualified.
Email your entries before March 2, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. After that point, entries will be considered late and will NOT be considered.
Email entries and any questions to HamlineEnglish@gmail.com.
Just a little note from us to you or for whoever you think should submit their wonderful writing work! Send it off to anyone you think of!
Upcoming event at Hamline University! Follow the event page so you don't forget!
Like last week, we are pushing you to improve something you've already written by considering the five senses. So often, sensory details are all visual, but that's not how we experience the world, is it?
Join Davu Seru, composer, improvisational musician, and writer, on Sunday, March 11th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Kay Fredericks Ballroom at Hamline University as he reads from his latest project Sights, Sounds, and Soul.
A finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, Sights, Sounds, and Soul has garnered considerable and glowing press, including an interview with Minnesota Public Radio and a write-up in the Pioneer Press praising Professor Seru’s introductory and supplemental e...ssays that are featured alongside the work of legendary Twin Cities photographer Charles Chamblis. These essays contextualize the importance of Chamblis’ work in a broader cultural, critical, and personal analysis of the documentation of African-American life in the Twin Cities throughout the 1970s and 1980s. A Minnesota Native, Seru’s presentation will draw on his own roots, featuring photos of members of his own family and highlighting the tight-knit bonds of the Twin Cities’ black community.
While completing his doctorate in African-American literature and teaching at Hamline University, Seru is also heavily involved in the Twin Cities music scene. Whether teaching class, composing original works, improvising on stage, or playing with the No Territory Band, Seru performs the ideas and values that intersect in Sights, Sound, and Soul.
Don't forget about the upcoming deadline for Writing Awards! This is a great opportunity for Hamline students!
It's prompt Tuesday again, or did you forget?
This time, a prompt on improving an already written scene! Would you like more like this?
NDSU is looking for papers and proposals on the topic of "Authority, Agency, and Activism: The Construction of and Resistance to Power through Language and Literature."
In case anyone is interested!
Do you have questions you always want to ask about writing? Publishing? Editing?
It's time to Ask Adele.
Check out the first month of Hamline Lit Link's new column Adele's Advice for advice on writing and ask your questions here for what she should cover next!
Delve into a character you already have or invent a new one. Explore their pet peeves.
Or, explore your own.