Halloween-Themed Writing Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

ACADEMIC CATEGORY WINNER: Emily Cox
Frankenstein: The Dangers of Self-Education

CREATIVE WRITING CATEGORY WINNER: Avery Burrow
The Grass is Greener


The theme for our first writing contest is horror! You can write about anything having to do with scary, gory, spooky, disturbing stuff, whether you’re creating a story or analyzing a text.

2 cash prizes of 50$ + text will be published on the CASE website to reward:
– Best work of creative writing (poetry, short stories and drama accepted)
– Best work of academic writing

Deadline to submit is Oct 26
Submit applications to Sarah Gaspard at case.academic@asfa.ca

Attach your work to your email, no names on the actual submission. Indicate in the body of the email whether your text is meant for the academic or the creative award.

NO MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM LENGTH

Winners will be revealed on Halloween!

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Casting Call

Update: Select the time slot for you audition here. This is the scene you’ll be performing for the audition. Good luck!

The CASE Creative Writing Drama Award will be auditioning two female lead roles for this year’s winning piece.

Auditions are open to any student currently registered in an English Department program, and will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd in LB-651 from 3:00 – 6:30 PM.

Please contact CASE if you have any questions about this opportunity: case.president@asfa.ca

We wish you good luck!drama-312318_1280

Award for Creative Writing in Drama

Drama posterCASE invites any student currently registered in an English Department program to submit an original and unpublished piece of drama. The prize will be awarded to the best play chosen from the overall submissions. Entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.

The winner will receive a $150 cash prize, and the opportunity to work with a director and cast to prepare the piece for a staged Table Reading at the Irving Layton Awards Finalists’ reception on April 5, 2016. The winner’s receipt of the prize will be contingent on his or her participation in the preparations for this performance.

All entries must be submitted to the CASE mailbox at the English Department administrative office, LB-641. Submissions should include a cover page with your name, student I.D., contact information, and the title of your work.

The first round of submissions will be vetted by CASE executives. Entries will be judged anonymously. No CASE member participating in the vetting process will know which student’s work is being read.

Shortlisted nominees will be presented to Professor Patrick Leroux, who will select the winner.

Eligibility

1. Only currently registered students in an English Department program at Concordia are eligible. Students from other departments may not apply.

2. Entries must be original and unpublished. Submissions may be from among those written for courses or they may be written specifically for the competition.

Submission Requirements

1. Entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.

2. Entries must be typewritten and indicate on the front page your name, student I.D., telephone number, email address, and the title of the submission. Your name must not appear anywhere on the submission except the title page.

3. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2016, to the CASE mailbox at the English Department administrative office, LB-641.

Judging, Finalists, and Award Ceremonies

1. Jury members will comprise CASE executives during the first round of submissions. No participating member of CASE will know which student’s work is being judged at any time.

2. Shortlisted nominees will be posted by the third week of February on the CASE website and in bulletins around the English Department. Nominees will be presented to Professor Patrick Leroux, who will select the winner.

3. The winner will work with a PhD-candidate Alison Bowie to revise and rehearse the piece.

4. An open casting call to all currently registered English Department program students will follow the winner’s acceptance.

5. Rehearsals will take place during March.

6. The piece will be performed as a well-rehearsed Table Reading in front of students and faculty at the Irving Layton Awards Finalists’ reception on April 5, 2016.

Any further questions may be directed to Dash Brockman, CASE President – case.president@asfa.ca

Submit Your Essay to the International Conference, QUEUC

The end of semester has arrived! While your papers are still on your mind, don’t forget to submit one of your research essays to QUEUC. Please send submissions through the QUEUC website.

QUEUC is the premier Humanities conference in Canada for undergraduate students to present their research in a peer-to-peer environment. The deadline for submissions is January 12th, 2018. This is a valuable professional opportunity for students considering further academic studies or a profession in their field. For more information please check out the QUEUC website.

 

 

Call for Writers!

CALL FOR WRITERS:
Romeo Gongora is looking for English-language poets, writers, and story-tellers to share their work in the context of this inter-disciplinary exhibition, Just Watch Me, an exhibition that examines the geopolitical spaces of Quebec’s identities.

This would take the form of a performative/participative reading. Some key words for themes: identity, collectivity, society.

The project, inspired by artistic collectives emerging from the Quiet Revolution in Quebec, aims to convert the gallery space into a place for social exchange, and will feature a variety of events such as workshops, conferences, screenings, and poetry readings.

The series will take place every Friday, between 16h30-17h30 (September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd, 10th) at the Ellen and Bina Leonard Gallery.

Writers should send a sample of their work and a brief bio to info@romeogongora.com for more information.

This reading series is organized by La Tournure, an independant publishing collective. For more information on the group, please consult their website athttp://latournure.org/

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Romeo Gongora is a Canadian-Guatemalan artist whose practice centers
on the social. He works in an interdisciplinary form, combining
performance, cinema, installation and text, where exchange with
stakeholders (artists, historians, sociologists, etc.) are essential
to the creative process.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Just Watch Me is an exhibition that examines the geopolitical spaces
of Quebec’s identities. Focusing on dialogue and collective creation,
the work makes a critical analysis of the relationship between
culture, economy, the state, and artistic collectives that marked the
province’s Quiet Revolution (1965-1972): Mousse Pacthèque, Nouvel-Age,
Fusion des Arts, etc. The project aims to convert the gallery space
into a place for social exchange, and will feature a variety of
events such as workshops, conferences, screenings, and poetry
readings.