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 Fall 2019 Literature Week November 5-7, 2019 on the Pleasant Hill campus. All events are free and take place in the Diablo Room.
Daniel Summerhill will read from his socially-active and relevant poetry.
Best Practices, November 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: FO 234
Come, meet and talk with Daniel Summerhill to talk about writing, teaching, activism, and literature and creative writing.
Long time DVC English Professor and creative writing and literature advocate will read from her poetry and prose.
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
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