Celebrate the written word by participating in Literature Week. Hear readings from published authors, faculty, and students. Literature Week happens twice a year, during the fall and spring semesters. Spring Literature Week also includes a creative writing contest. Join us April 24-26, 2018 on the Pleasant Hill campus. All events are free and take place in the Diablo Room.
April 24, 2018, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
April 25, 2018, 11a.m.-12:30p.m.
1. James Wilson - Play
2. Susan Browne - Poetry
3. Danielle DeFoe - Creative Nonfiction
4. Alan Haslam - Poetry
5. Lisa Orta - Creative Nonfiction
April 26, 2018, 12:30p.m.-2pm
Vu Tran will read from his debut novel Dragonfish.
April 26, 2018, 2pm-3:30p.m. Room: FO 234
Meet and talk with author Vu Tran.
Past winners of the Literature Week creative writing contest:
The DVC literary contest is held annually and consists of three categories: fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Contact one of our faculty and staff members for more information on guidelines. You can submit your writing from February 10 - March 16, 2018.
The O’Keefe Prize is a comic contest that is held annually. This is a unique contest as there are many opportunities to meet with faculty and students to learn comic techniques and printing.
Meetings are usually held at the end of the fall semester for this contest, with submissions accepted the end of January. Contact one of our faculty and staff members for more information.
The O’Keefe Prize is offered in memory of our beloved English colleague James O’Keefe who dribbled soccer balls and raised hell among us for far too short a time. James created and taught English 176 -- The Graphic Novel as Literature.
See some great submissions from our past winners.
Many times throughout the year, DVC hosts Latino speakers who present on a wide variety of topics concerning the Latino community and beyond. Take a look at the Puente Project's page to learn more about Puente and its upcoming speakers.
ESL Coordinator: Dorian Eidhin
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Kelvyn Moran
Office location: LC-112 campus map