Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dave Eggers Ted Prize Wish 2008

Check out this clip of UIUC alumni, Dave Eggers, speaking about his project 826 Valencia.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fiction and Film Panel This Monday

You Can't Read in the Dark : A panel discussion about film and writing fiction will take place this Monday, April 28 on the UIUC campus - English Building, Room 115, 4:30 p.m.
The panel features Ramona Curry, Philip Graham, LeAnne Howe and John Rubins. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a great discussion.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Portuguese Jazz/Art Improvisation

Check out this video of the Jazz Fest at the Sâo Luiz Theatre in Lisbon, Portugal on April 5, 2008. The Portuguese jazz pianist Mário Laginha and the artist António Jorge Gonçalves collaborate here in a live performance, mixing jazz improvisation with art improvisation. The video comes in three parts, and is lovely to watch.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Writing Latino/a Lives Lecture

The Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Jr. Lecture Series presents: "Writing Latino/a Lives: A Conversation with Helena Maria Viramontes and Manuel Munoz this Thursday, April 24, 4:00-6:00pm, at the Illini Union Bookstore, Author's Corner, 2nd floor. Don't miss this opportunity to hear two incredible writers.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem in Your Pocket--Today!

Celebrate National Poetry Month and the first nation-wide Poem in Your Pocket Day today! Bring a poem along to work, school, lunch, or just around town to share with friends, co-workers, or strangers. If you're a 9L subscriber you've already got a ready-made pocket poem we sent out earlier this month, and today's the day to open it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adam Clay Reading

Poet Adam Clay will give a reading at the Illini Union Bookstore on Friday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. Adam is the author of The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Fascicle, CutBank, New Orleans Review, Conduit, Octopus Magazine, Free Verse, and elsewhere. A chapbook, Canoe, is available from horse less press. With Matt Henriksen, he edits TYPO Magazine.

VOICE Reading Series

This Friday, April 18th at 7:30pm - the MFA Voice Reading Series features Ted Sanders, Russ Evatt, and special guests the Purdue University MFA students.

The reading will be held at Espresso Royale on Oregon Street in Urbana. Come out to hear some great fiction and poetry.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reading for Award Winners

Join the 2008 UIUC Creative Writing Award recipients for a ceremony and reading this Friday, April 11 at the Illini Union Bookstore, 4:30 p.m. The honorees will read from their work following a short award presentation.

Winners of the 2008 Creative Writing Awards are Caleb Curtiss (undergraduate poetry), Rafael Ibay (undergraduate fiction), Dana Burchfield (graduate poetry), and Micah Riecker (graduate fiction).


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Submit Work to Short Story Podcasts

Beginning in September 2008, one story a week will be chosen and read on the Short Story website. The reading period is April-June 2008. The review is now accepting stories of 3000 words or less.

Send stories to: Short Story, P.O. Box 50567, Columbia, SC 29250. Check out more about this interesting opportunity by visiting