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Join Us for ESC:

Next week’s meeting will be a free-write night on Tuesday, April 6th from 7-8 p.m. We provide the prompts, you provide the art, and you can get the chance to have your work featured on our Instagram page. Hope to see you there!

For any questions, contact Sydney Sadler: ssadler3@illinois.edu.

winners announced:

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Spring Creative Writing Contests. 

Prizes in Fiction:

John L. Rainey Prize (sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity)
Natalie Sarris
Josephine M. Bresee Memorial
Luke Madden
Leah Trelease Prize
Sam Blanc

Prizes in Poetry:

Folger Adam, Jr. Prize (sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity)
Angelica Heaney
Charles and Susan Shattuck Prize
Tamar Dallal
American Academy of Poets Prize
Linda Obobaifo

Congratulations to all!

Please also save the date for a reading by our top prize winners on April 22 at 4:30. This will be a zoom event. Further details forthcoming.

tyehimba jess in residence:
Next week Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess comes to campus for a virtual residency, part of the ongoing Year of Creative Writers series, presented by the Humanities Search Institute, the Creative Writing Program, and the English Department. Jess is the author of Leadbelly, winner of the National Poetry Series, and Olio, celebrated winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

You’re invited to two public events featuring Tyehimba Jess next week. Follow the links to the HRI website for more information and registration. These events will be free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 7th • 4:30pm CT
Craft Talk: Poetry’s Musical Bloodline: A Sociohistorical Soundtrack
Thursday, April 8th • 7:00pm CT

A Reading with Poet-in-Residence Tyehimba Jess

careers in human resources:

A virtual career exploration and networking event with students from the School of Labor & Employment Relations will be held on 14 April, 2021 (Wednesday) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Topics include: social life, classes, recruitment for internships and full-time employment, and “What is HR?”

RSVP is required via Handshake or email  bneig2@illinois.edu to receive the Zoom link.

2021-2022 las scholarship application open:

To be eligible for an LAS Scholarship, you must be a continuing undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, planning to continue full-time enrollment in the 2021-22 academic year (students graduating in December 2021 may still apply). Additional eligibility criteria is listed for each scholarship in the application.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2021 @ 11:59PM

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