Upcoming Spring Semester Events


Spring semester is underway, which means it is time to check out the Westminster Round Spring Calendar (also found under Related Links).

As the snow continues to dump on us, here are some events to look forward to THIS week:

Don’t miss Bad Love Poetry on Friday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 pm in the Mind & Hearth. Make sure to bring your own poems to share!  And don’t forget about the BELIEF conference writing workshop earlier on Friday at 3:00 pm.

The Leonard Oakland Film Festival continues Saturday, Feb. 15 with showings of 20 Feet from Stardom at 7 pm and The Basket at 10 pm in the Robinson Teaching Theatre. More film showings to come Saturday, Feb. 22.

Also to come: Julia Kasdorf Reading, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 pm in the Hixson Union Building’s Multipurpose Room


2014 Poetry Contest Announced!

2014 poetry contest

We know you’re working hard on your chapbook contest entries (due Friday, Feb 7, by the way).

Now you have another chance to achieve fame (and a $50 gift card to Auntie’s Bookstore) in our third annual poetry contest. You’ll be leaning on the 26 letters of the alphabet to produce an abecedarian. The contest is open to all current Whitworth students.

Thanks to Dr. Richard Strauch for serving as our guest judge and to Jessica Weber (’14) for designing the rad poster.

Tis the Season to Type: Chapbook Contest & Laura’s List


Students, congratulations on being done with finals! Now it is time to enjoy your three weeks of freedom. Here are a couple of ideas about how to keep your minds turning and your fingers typing.

Chapbook Contest 2014 is underway. This is an excellent time to relax and write 10-20 pages of prose, poetry or a hybrid.

The Chapbook Champion will receive $100, have a small print run of your book and be the featured reader at the annual Script reading.

Deadline is Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m.

When submitting to the English front desk, please don’t put your name on the manuscript, rather attach name, major and contact info on a separate sheet. There is no entry fee and multiple entries are permitted.

This year’s guest judge will be Esther Lee, award-winning author and poet. For more information, contact Annie Stillar [astillar@whitworth.edu].

Laura’s List is still accepting submissions!

In celebration of over 35 years of Laura Bloxham’s Summer Reading List, Whitworth University’s Department of English invites contributions for a single-volume publication titled Laura’s List, forthcoming April 2014.

Submissions should be brief (100-250 words), and they should explore significant reading experiences with titles from Laura’s lists or from your own selections. To contribute, email submissions to lauraslist14@gmail.com.

Deadline is Wednesday, January 15.

For questions, contact Jessica Weber, Editor [jweber14@my.whitworth.edu], or Pamela Corpron Parker, Chair, Department of English [pamelaparker@whitworth.edu].

Happy Holidays!