Red Cedar, University of Wisconsin - Barron County's annual journal of the arts and literature, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative writing for our Spring, 2015, edition.
Submissions of creative writing are welcome from anyone by email through the end of February, 2014.
Please share with students, colleagues, and other writers: We are now accepting submissions by email to email@example.com.
Send up to five poems, or 1-3 short prose pieces of up to about 1500 words each. Mixed submissions of both poetry and prose are also acceptable.
Please include all contact information, including a postal address, and a very brief bio note.
Red Cedar will continue to accept submissions by email until Sat., Feb. 28, 2015. For priority consideration, please submit early!
To encourage Wisconsin undergraduate authors in seeking wide recognition for high-quality writing, the editors and staff of Red Cedar will consider publishing pieces by Wisconsin undergraduate students that have been accepted or recently published by other publications edited and produced by undergraduates at any Wisconsin college or university.
The Mochila Review is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions for the 2015 issue; we are currently accepting submissions until January 1, 2015. All information about regular submissions can be found at
Also, encourage your students to submit to our Undergraduate MoRe Prize for Writing!
Beginning this year, The Mochila Review is offering a writers’ contest to undergraduate students. This year, the contest will be open to poetry submissions only. Contest submissions will be accepted through our website from October 1 to December 1. The winning poet, selected by our guest judge, spoken-word poet Taylor Mali, will be announced January 1. He/she will receive a $50 prize and publication in our 2015 issue. The Undergraduate MoRe Prize for Writing is separate from our regular submissions and there is a small entry fee of $5.
English department faculty members Dr. Rebekah Fowler, Dr. Ryan Friesen, Dr. David Hart, Dr. Karen Hart, Dr. Sharon Jessee, Dr. Stephen Mann, and Dr. Kate Parker will continue the English Department’s 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a pedagogy exchange entitled “Exclamatory Interrogatives‽: Asking Meaningful Questions in the Humanities.” Participants will share assignments, activities and other ideas for practicing the discipline of asking meaningful questions in English studies. All faculty and students interested in discussing the challenges of developing and encouraging meaningful questions in the humanities classroom are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21st in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I saw you in College Writing I this year. I was synthesizing scholarly research; you were analyzing rhetorical approaches. I know we were both discovering the power of written communication. I don’t want to leave my discoveries just on the page, what about you? How about we present our favorite papers at this year’s College Writing I Symposium?
The English Department’s Composition Committee invites ENG 110/112 students to submit proposals for undergraduate writing projects that showcase their ability to engage in thoughtful, critical, and innovative work.
We are particularly interested in projects that demonstrate how students understand
how to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a variety of texts.
how students integrate the ideas of others with their own.
These projects could take the form of any number of genresresearchbased essays, rhetorical and/or visual analyses, letters to the editor, oped essays, argumentbased essays, project proposals, audience analyses, personal essays, etc. We have intentionally designed this thematically open (proposals on any topic will be accepted) call for proposals to encourage as many students as possible to participate in this year’s symposium.
Students should submit a title and a brief proposal of 100 words or fewer by Friday, November 14th. The format of the symposium will be onehour concurrent sessions. Students should budget presentations for approximately 1015 minutes per presenter. To submit a proposal for this year’s symposium, please use the Qualtrics link below: https://uwlacrosse.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5GiJfrzjuECqRD
The Composition Committee will run two paper presentation workshops in early December for students who would like additional help in preparing for the symposium.
Symposium Date: Monday, November 24th
If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Darci Thoune, Freshman Writing Program Coordinator (email@example.com).
English Department faculty members Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum, Dr. Marie Moeller, Dr. Kate Parker, and Dr. Lindsay Steiner continue the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a roundtable discussion entitled "Teaching College Writing in Online and Blended Environments: Myths, Lore, and Reality." They will share their experiences with online training and grants, creating blended/hybrid and fully online first-year writing classes, theories that guide teaching writing in online spaces, and some suggestions for implementing these ideas/tips/best practices. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24th, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.
Dr. Rebekah Fowler will be leading several classes to London during the Spring 2015 Spring Break Study Tour:
Two sections of ENG 200: Literature and the Human Experience: Medievalisms is linked to the study tour, so if students are looking for their Humanistic Studies credit and want a brief, but rich study abroad experience, this would be ideal. While it's not yet a "for sure" stop, the tour may be visiting Merton College at Oxford U, Tolkien's turf, which would be a great complement to the class' reading of The Hobbit.
Upper level folks are certainly not left out. For those needing their Language requirement in the majors, ENG 330: History of the English Language is associated with this tour, and the tour will be getting in plenty of historical context for the development of the language, including the opportunity to hear the English language in British (and other) accents!
Finally, for those needing 400-level and genre/period/author-specific literature courses, ENG 463: Chaucer class is teaming up with the study tour. The tour will be visiting Chaucer's tomb in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey and visiting medieval sites like the Tower of London to provide some wonderful historical context.
The 2015 Spring Break Study Tour information meeting is Monday, October 27, in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center, at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Dr. Rebekah Folwer (email@example.com).
Writing And Social Justice: A Performance and Talk by Sean Thomas Dougherty
10/29/14, 7:00 PM
Wimberly Hall, Room 102
Craft talk on prose poetry: 5:30 PM, Wimberly 117
Late night set: The Root Note, 10:00 PM
For three decades, Sean Thomas Dougherty has created a powerfully inclusive, demanding American art in the tradition of jazz, Walt Whitman, and American gospel. His poems and stories connect American life from the street to the symphony, chronicling passion, loss, work, and commitment. Raised in a working class, multi-racial family, Dougherty’s work stays true to his roots, calling on vital traditions in its constant effort to rise. Join Dougherty for a performative talk on language, art and social justice, featuring works from his highly acclaimed retrospective, All You Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the UWL English Department.
“These soul-infused, deftly crafted stanzas pulse with the rhythms of a poet who lives his life out loud. Sean Thomas Dougherty has always shunned convention in favor of his fresher landscapes—and this book will be the one that stamps his defiant signature on the canon.”
"There is a remarkable range of references here, from Edith Piaf to Biggie Smalls, from Jackson Pollock to Killer Kowalski. Above all, however, there is empathy, that essential element of poetry and humanity, for a dying grandfather, for the insomniacs of the city, for all the forgotten histories the poet cannot forget. To him I say: Keep singing."—Martín Espada