NOTE: (updated May 4, 2020). While we are not able to showcase and celebrate our writers in person this spring, the Literature and Creative Writing Committee continued the work of receiving, reading, and made determinations on the submissions for the Spring 2020 DVC Literary Contest. On May 7, readers will share their award-winning pieces in a live Zoom reading. Contact coordinator Rayshell Clapper for more information at Rayshell Clapper.
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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. All events are free and take place in the Diablo Room.
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 term 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.
ESL Coordinator: Rayshell Clapper
Email: Rayshell Clapper
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample
Email: Laurie Sample