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 for Spring 2019 Literature Week April 23-25, 2019 on the Pleasant Hill campus. All events are free and take place in the Diablo Room.
1st Place: "Newborn Fawns" by Nikolas Andrieu
2nd Place: "Loss of Milk" by Uchenna Esomonu
3rd Place: "Eight Block Down" by Ethan Anderson
1st Place: "All Words Matter: The Manipulation behind 'All Lives Matter' " by Kelly Coryell
2nd Place: "This is a True Story" by Katie Nunn
3rd Place: "What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Teresa Gaines
1st Place: “What I haven’t yet said” and “my neighbor’s peach tree, which hangs over my fence” by Nikolas Andrieu
2nd Place: “Sweet Transgender Jesus” and “When Roger Wore Heels” by Monte Fisher
3rd Place: “How Wounds Heal” by Brianna Mungo
Dominica Phetteplace ( http://www.dominicaphetteplace.com/ ) will read form her award-winning Sci-Fi works.
April 25, 2019, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Room: FO 234
Meet and talk with author Dominica Phetteplace.
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.
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: Rayshell Clapper
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Kelvyn Moran
Office location: LC-112 campus map
English Department Chair: Alan Haslam
Office location: FO-109