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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 2014 - Spring 2015

Shaylin Carlton, Editor-in-Chief
Sarah Jilek, Senior Co-Editor
Chloe Helser, 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 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards are Steven D. Schroeder (Poetry) and Victoria Redel (prose). They will read from their works as a part of the three-day 2014 Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival, October 22-24, 2014, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards 2015 Submission Guidelines (Submission period: December 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015) 

 

THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

2014 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, October 22 – 24
(All Events in SIUC’s Morris Library)

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reading by Kathleen Hale
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Fiction Panel featuring Janet Burroway, Kathleen Hale, Justin Herrmann, and Victoria Redel
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Poetry Readings by Dan Albergotti and TJ Jarrett,
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)
(sponsored by the SIUC Dept. of English and the Southern Illinois University Bookstore)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Readings by the 2014 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners in Poetry and Prose
Steven D. Schroeder and Victoria Redel
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Poetry Panel featuring Dan Albergotti, TJ Jarrett, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, and Steven D. Schroeder
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Readings by Justin Herrmann and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum
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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