Paid Tutoring Opportunity for English Majors

Cardinal Scholars is looking for students to join their tutoring network in the Old Westbury area and they have reached out to the SUNY College at Old Westbury English Department for help with recruiting English tutors.

Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring marketplace that gives exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities the chance to be matched with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support.

To apply go to: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/apply.php

To learn more about Cardinal Scholars visit: http://cardinalscholars.com

Fall 2014 Begins

Welcome back to another exciting year in the English Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury! We are dedicated to offering courses and activities that challenge our students to become better readers, writers, thinkers, and educators.  Majors in the department study great works of literature, learn how to analyze literary texts and their contexts, improve their writing and thinking skills, and explore the nature and beauty of language.

We would like to encourage all of our English faculty, staff, majors, minors, and concentrators to follow this blog (click top of right sidebar) so that you will be notified whenever there is a new post. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The main page of this website is a blogroll of announcements, news, and information about upcoming English Department events. Other areas of the website tell you more about who we are and what we do in the English Department. You can find information about our degrees; our projects including our two department publications, Harmonia and Discordia; helpful resources for students; and an entire page about our Senior Seminar.

You can also access  faculty and staff information including contact info, office hours, and even interviews with our full-time faculty. Please note that much of the website’s content will be updated over the next week or so to reflect current information for the Fall 2014 semester.

Finally, if you would like to submit to the website, the submissions page provides information about what types of blogs we are looking for and how to submit. If you have any suggestions for content you’d like to see on this webpage or would like to work on the site, please contact our webmaster, Dr. Jessica Williams, at williamsJL@oldwestbury.edu.

Best wishes for a successful Fall 2014 semester!

Call for Student Editors

The English Department is looking for dedicated English majors to work as student editors on Harmonia, our creative writing journal, and Discordia, our scholarly journal, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Professor Jessica Williams at williamsJL@oldwestbury.edu

Thank you to those who have already expressed interest! You will be contacted in mid-August with details for a general interest meeting to be held at the start of the semester.

Writing Contest Announcements

Write a 6 word story and win $100.

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn” – Ernest Hemingway wrote this 6 word story, saying it was his best work. What can you do in 6 words? Enter your 6 word story into our 6 word writing competition and the entry with the most likes will receive a cash prize of $100.

For more information visit: http://www.readwave.com/challenge/64/write-a-6-word-story-and-win-a-cash-prize-of-100/

 

Write a poem about your generation and win $100

Has the poem been left behind by tweets, memes and viral videos. That’s up to you! We want you to write a poem that embodies the triumph and weaknesses of your generation. The poem with the most likes will win a cash prize of $100.
For more information visit: http://www.readwave.com/challenge/65/write-a-poem-about-your-generation-and-win-100/

 
Is the Internet taking over? Write an 800 word article and win a cash prize of $250

In under a decade, social networks like Facebook and Tinder have redefined the way we live our lives, talk to our friends, even find love. With the launch of Google Glass it seems that technology will become an extension of how we see the world. But is the social web benefitting society or hurting it? And where will the digital revolution go from here?

We’re inviting all journalists and bloggers to have their say at our ReadWave Digital Identities writing competition. Write down your thoughts in less than 800 words. The winning article will receive a cash prize of $250 with a $100 cash prize for the runner up.
For more information visit: http://www.readwave.com/challenge/63/is-the-internet-taking-over-write-an-article-and-win-a-cash-prize-of-250/.

Narrative Winter 2014 Story Contest

Narrative Magazine is looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short StoriesThe Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View the recent awards won by Narrative authors.

As always, [Narrative is] looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters [readers] can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. [Narrative] look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.

- See more at: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/238622#sthash.hRwqUJi3.dpuf