Elizabeth Witherell to deliver 2016 Harding Lecture November 8

The 2016 Walter Harding Lecture will be delivered by Elizabeth Witherell on November 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Doty Recital Hall on the campus of SUNY Geneseo. The lecture is entitled “Thoreau&… …

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35 Word Story Contest!

In order to celebrate Writers & Books’ 35th anniversary, we are launching a very short story contest where the only rule is that you must use exactly 35 words! It’s that simple. Test your creative wits and see what potential lies in only 35 words. Submit one story or submit ten, write in prose or write poetry, whatever you choose–the only rule is that you have to use 35 words!

There are two really easy ways to submit your stories–electronically or in person. To submit electronically, simply email submissions to 35@wab.org, including your name in the email, and that’s it! To submit in person, we have a submission box located inside Writers & Books and postcards with information about the contest to write your story on. Feel free to stop by and take a few, working on them as you choose, as long as you submit them before the deadline!

The deadline for submissions is May 6th, 2016. There will be a reading June 6th where anyone and everyone who submitted should come and read their 35 word masterpieces, and listen to others. We will officially announce the winners then!

Prizes will include being published in our catalog and a choice of some limited edition W&B 35th anniversary swag, including tote bags and pins!

Any questions can be emailed to 35@wab.org, or call Sarah Brown at 473-2590 ext. 110

Special NIH Presentation for Students

Undergraduate Research Week Announcement! CUR Invites you to a Special NIH Presentation Are you an Undergraduate Student with a passion for research, and interested in pathways to an exciting career in biomedical research? CUR invites you to follow the career journey of Dr. Blake Weidenheft, and his use of the CRISPR gene-editing tool (for more information about CRISPR, see http://www.aaas.org/news/science-selects-crispr-genome-editing-tool-2015-breakthrough-year ). The Council on Undergraduate Research is excited to announce this special invitation to undergraduate researchers, from the prestigious National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Faculty mentors and undergraduate research program directors are also encouraged to attend, and share this information widely on their campuses. Please see the following announcement from the NIGMS for specific details: SUBJECT: April 13 – CRISPR Researcher Blake Wiedenheft to Talk to Undergraduates About His Research and Career Path Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D., will give the first annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This free event is geared toward undergraduate students but open to all. Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the lecture will take place at NIH and be videocast for viewing live or later. Wiedenheft is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University who does research on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. This exceptionally promising new method was Science magazine’s “breakthrough of the year” for 2015. Following a 30-minute talk about his research, titled “Bacteria, Their Viruses, and How They Taught Us to Perform Genome Surgery,” Wiedenheft will answer questions related to his career path. Please tell your students about this exciting opportunity to hear from a researcher working on the cutting edge of science, and let them know that they can send their questions for Wiedenheft to Jilliene Drayton by Friday, April 8, 2016.

National undergraduate literary magazine for two-year college students

East Fork, a national undergraduate literary magazine edited by students at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College, is open for submissions by current students from two-year colleges. We’re looking for poetry, nonfiction, fiction, visual art, and multimedia entries. To see previous issues and guidelines for submission or to submit, visit eastfork.us or eastfork.submittable.com. The deadline for this issue is March 1. If you have any questions, email eastforkATliveDOTcom or see the Clermont College Eastfork Student Journal​ page on Facebook.

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is proud to host the annual Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, which is the only award of its kind that recognizes Black college writers. The award is the foundation’s first program. It was initiated to support emerging Black artists in fiction and poetry enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school program anywhere in the United States.

Award for College Writers

Submissions for the award open January 2nd and close March 1st of the same year. Submissions will be judged by distinguished published authors in fiction and poetry.

Black writers who are full-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs at any American university are eligible to submit a work of fiction or poetry for consideration. Writers are ineligible if they have published books, including poetry chapbooks or fiction narratives, through any publishing platform. Full-time student includes low-residency MFA programs. At this time, students in only online courses of university programs are not considered eligible for the award. Writers must be enrolled full-time in a college or university at the time of their submission.

All work submitted must be original and unpublished at the time of submission. No identifying information such as name of the author should appear on the works of fiction and poetry. Author name and contact details should be on a separate page.

Hurston/Wright does not accept simultaneous submissions of a work for this award. Therefore, we make every effort to notify writers by the end of April whether their submissions were accepted or not accepted. Awards will be announced in May. Award winners and honorable mentions will be invited to attend the Legacy Award ceremony that is hosted in October in Washington, DC.

Works submitted to the competition may be published in whole or in part by Hurston/Wright online or print. In submitting for the competition, all writers agree to give the Hurston/Wright foundation permission to publish an excerpt of their work or the work in its entirety. The author retains all rights for their works.

Hurston/Wright maintains the right to decline any submission not deemed eligible.

The foundation makes every effort to fundraise to make this award a cash prize to support an emerging artist.

All award winners receive a souvenir award and promotion of the artists along with the Legacy Awards.

The Legacy Awards are hosted on the third Friday in October in Washington, DC. The 2016 Legacy Awards will be hosted on October 21st.

 

Complete online application and submission along with the $25 submission fee paid via PayPal at www.hurstonwright.org.

 

The original creative work submitted should be formatted as follows:

 

Fiction:

No more than 20 pages of fiction, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, and within 1 inch margins. Title of work should appear on each page. Do not include the author’s name on the pages of the work of fiction. Include a separate page with the title of the work, name and contact information of author, school and year of study.

 

Poetry:

Minimum of 3 poems. Total poetry submission should have a minimum line count of 120.

 

Do not include the author’s name on the pages of poetry. Include a separate page with the title of the work, name and contact information of author, school and year of study.

 

Reminder: Please be sure that no identifying information is noted on the submitted works of fiction and poetry. Author name and contact details should be on a separate page.

 

Questions may be sent to info@hurstonwright.org or mailed to our foundation headquarters at:

​Hurston/Wright College Writers Award
840 First Street, NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002