Month: October 2011

SLS Kenya

Hello Fellow Students!

I’ve been working with Summer Literary Seminars for two years now.  SLS is a one-of-a-kind literary program in which writers from all over North America come together to give workshops, seminars, and lectures. This unique environment allows leaders in the field to interact in ways that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. I’ve been given the opportunity to learn from writers such as Elizabeth Bachinsky, Saskia Hamilton and Rachel Resnick. I have learned more about the real writing world from these workshops and seminars in the two weeks than I could by reading any textbook, magazine or journal.
This December, I’m going to Kenya with SLS where I’ll be working with Gary Shteyngart, Claudia Rankine and Maxine Chernoff. The program takes place from December 7th to the 21st, in both Nairobi and Lamu. We’ll be writing during the day, socializing with faculty at night, and have the opportunity to go on a safari.
Why should you come with us to Kenya? You’ll get 3 credits (that’s an entire class worth of credits) in just two weeks. You’ll get to work with writers you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to work with at Concordia. You’ll have an excuse to go to Africa!
Please go see Ann Ward in LB 683.3, or email her ( if you have any questions or would like to learn more!
Please also take this opportunity to check out our contest, judged by award-winning authors Mary Gaitskill, Tony Hoagland and Ander Monson. Enter today!
Thanks for your time, I hope to see you in Kenya!
-Lizy Mostowski


To all English Lit and Creative Writing students: This is the official call to fill remaining C.A.S.E. Executive positions for the 2011-12 academic year!

The NOMINATION PERIOD will be from October 3rd – 6th. There will be an information session on Thursday, Oct. 6th, at 5:30 in LB-646. Nominees will be asked to submit their forms at this time.

If you are interested in a position, please email Jess Marchand at ASAP! She will give you a further information on the available slots and will keep in touch with you on anything to do with the proceedings. This is a really great chance to get to know your peers, to have them get to know you, and to be more involved with your program and your faculty!

The four available positions include:

VP INTERNAL: shall be the primary liaison between our association and the department.

VP EXTERNAL: shall be the primary liaison between our association and other social bodies.

VP FINANCE: shall be assigning authority and will hold responsibility over the financial matters of our association.

VP ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: shall be the main representative of the association on all matters relating to curriculum within the department. The VP Academic shall also be responsible for coordinating all academic services and events provided for the members.