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The purpose of GRASSROOTS is to provide undergraduate students
at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with the chance to
publish their literary efforts. Our staff will evaluate various
works of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry and publish
the very best of them.

The Editors - Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Abby Beth Allen, Editor-in-Chief
Kevin Savoie, Senior Co-Editor
Shaylin Goins, Junior Co-Editor

For current submission information to Grassroots, please see the last page of the current Grassroots, email us at Grassrootsmag@gmail.com, or stop by our office in Faner 2226

 

Grassroots sponsors the annual Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Grassroots also sponsors the annual Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose. These awards recognize one poet and one prose writer (fiction or literary nonfiction) for a collection of work, a novel, or memoir published in the preceding year. The Winners of the 2013 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards are Stevie Edwards (Poetry) and Mark Brazaitis (prose). They will read from their works as a part of the three-day 2013 Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival, October 16-18, 2013, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards 2014 Submission Guidelines (Submission period: December 1, 2013 through February 1, 2014) 

 

THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

2013 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 16 – 18
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Reading by L. Annette Binder
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.            
Fiction Panel featuring L. Annette Binder and Mark Brazaitis
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Poetry Readings by Jeffrey Skinner and Jason Sommer
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception and Book Signing featuring festival readers
1st Floor Rotunda (Morris Library)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Readings by the 2013 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners
Stevie Edwards (poetry) and Mark Brazaitis (prose)
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.            
Poetry Panel featuring Stevie Edwards, Jeffrey Skinner, and Jason Sommer
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Readings by Miles Harvey and Audrey Petty
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Q & A with Miles Harvey and Audrey Petty
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

 

The festival is sponsored by GRASSROOTS, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English’s undergraduate literary magazine. The Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is made possible through funding from the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee, the SIUC Dept. of English Graduate Writers Forum, the SIUC Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series, the SIUC Department of English, the SIUC College of Liberal Arts, and CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

Contact the editors at : Grassrootsmag@gmail.com

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