DVC encourages a rich literary and creative writing community. From our literary journal to our semesterly literary events to our creative writing contests, we encourage and support our students, faculty, staff, and community members in their literary and creative writing inspirations.
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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 will take place via Zoom. Links to be provided.
Featured Readers: Ajuan Mance and Dean Rader.
Dean Rader: http://www.deanrader.com/
Tuesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Dean Rader
Ajuan Mance: http://www.ajuanmance.com/ ; Social Media: Instagram and Twitter @8_Rock
Wednesday, October 28, 12:45p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Ajuan Mance
DVC Faculty/Staff and Student joint reading.
Thursday, October 29, 12:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
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. To see submission details and requirements, go to the DVC Literary Contest Submittable page.
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