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The Writing Process: A Student Art Contest Sponsored by CWRU Writers House and the Writing Resource Center (WRC).

Use your artistic abilities to celebrate writing on campus!
CWRU Writers House and Writing Resource Center (WRC) invite submissions in painting, photography, drawing, or mixed media (able to be displayed as a wall hanging) by CWRU students, faculty, and staff representing “the writing process” or any other intriguing subject pertaining to writing, broadly conceived.

Artists will have chance to win cash prizes and have their work exhibited, potentially long-term, in CWRU’s new Writers House, located in Bellflower Hall.
First Place — $500
Second Place — $250
Third Place — $100
Honorable Mention — $25 Gift Card

Submissions may be dropped off in Bellflower Hall, room 204. (One submission per person accepted.) To schedule a drop-off time, please e-mail writingcenter@case.edu.

The final deadline for submission is May 18, 2018.

Judges are composed of a panel of CWRU writing faculty and local creative writers and artists. For more information, contact writingcenter@case.edu.

Featured Events

May 15th-May 16th
“Re-Assessing Edmund Spenser’s View of the Present State of Ireland: A Symposium”

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Plenary Speaker: Dr. David Edwards, Department of History, University College Cork
“The excuses of Artegall: exploring Lord Deputy Grey’s Declaration of Irish Service of 1582″

Featured Speaker: Mr. Trevor Joyce, author of Fastness and Rome’s Wreck

Closing Comments: Dr. Elizabeth Fowler, Department of English, University of Virginia

We invite you to join us for “Re-Viewing Edmund Spenser’s A View of the Present State of Ireland,” a two-day, multidisciplinary symposium of seminar papers and discussion focused on Spenser’s erudite and highly controversial work. Infamous in its day and ours, this humanist dialogue by a canonical English poet who settled in Ireland is one of the most important and disturbing tracts on colonial policy written by any early modern author.

Participants include David Edwards, Trevor Joyce, Jean Brink, Elizabeth Fowler, Karen Nelson, Brendan Kane, Katarzyna Lecky, Hannibal Hamlin, Maggie Vinter, Peter McQuillan, Willam Palmer, Ben Moran, Susan Oldrieve, Maryclaire Moroney, Kevin O’Sullivan, Nicholas Popper, Jean Feerick, Bridgette Slavin, John Soderberg, and the organizers.

The colloquium is organized by a loosely affiliated group of literature and history scholars with connections to the Cleveland area who have a keen interest in early modern Ireland and Spenser’s work. The colloquium follows the format of a similar event on John Derricke’s Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne held at CWRU and sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities in May, 2016. CWRU is located adjacent to the Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Please come join us!

Sincerely, the Organizing Committee:
Thomas Herron (East Carolina University), herront@ecu.edu
Denna Iammarino (Case Western Reserve University), dji6@case.edu
Valerie McGowan-Doyle (Lorain County Community College/Kent State University), vmcgowandoyle@msn.com

SPONSORS
This conference was made possible through generous funding from both the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and Writers House at CWRU, and by Terrence J. Kenneally, Esq.

Other Sponsors:
Department of English, Case Western Reserve University
International Spenser Society
The American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS)

Banner Illustration: detail from Richard Bartlett, Plan of Monaghan Fort, Ulster, c. 1602

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