Writing contests and events

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Literature Week 
DVC literary contest
O'Keefe Prize
Puente speakers

Literature Week 

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!

Fall 2016 Literature Week Schedule:

  • October 25: DVC Student Reading
  • October 26: DVC English Faculty Reading
  • October 27: Poet Rick Barot

Past winners of the Literature Week creative writing contest:

DVC literary 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 31, 2017.

O’Keefe Prize

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.

Puente speakers

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.

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Contact English

Chair: Katy Agnost

Telephone: 925-969-2405

Email: kagnost@dvc.edu

Office location: FO-110 campus map

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217

Email: cshackett@dvc.edu 

Office location: W-117 campus map