Do you realize that by this time next week, we’ll be saying that at that time in two days, the festival will be upon us?! No doubt you saw our countdown clock alerting you to how soon the festival is. Now you need to get into the excitement by tweeting about the festival! Use the hashtag #LAF2013 so everyone interested can read your tweets. Once you start tweeting about #LAF2013, @CityTechLitFest might start following you.You can also follow @CityTechLitFest for updates, reminders, and announcements about the festival, as well as interesting retweets related to writing, City Tech, and Brooklyn, among other things. But especially writing.


LAF and social media

As April 18th approaches, how will you keep up with LAF updates, reminders, and other important bits of information? How will you contribute information yourself? This site is a great place to share ideas about the Literary Arts Festival–join the project to contribute posts, or just comment on a relevant post.

You can also follow @CityTechLitFest on Twitter. Have something to tweet about the Literary Arts Festival? Use the hashtag #LAF2013. Or just follow along. As the festival gets closer, you’ll see more twitter activity from that account and with that hashtag.

Until then, see you back here or on Twitter!


Maybe you’re a great writer and you submitted a piece of your writing to each category of the writing competition. Maybe this was your first venture sharing your writing with someone else. Maybe you didn’t find the time in your schedule to submit something. Maybe you are just beginning to think about yourself as a writer. Maybe you missed it–there’s always next year.

With the writing competition behind us, the judges will begin to review the submissions. In the meanwhile. let’s focus our attention on the festival itself.

Students can volunteer to join the LAF team.

Faculty members can arrange for screenings of Brooklyn Castle in their classes.

You can mark your calendar for Thursday, April 18th, 5:00pm, Midway Community Room. And spread the word.

Looming deadline

So tomorrow is the deadline for the Literary Arts Festival’s writing competition. In case you misplaced your copy of the writing competition flyer, or don’t want to scroll down a little, here it is again. What are you planning to submit? Have you already written it? Are you driven by a deadline? Now is your time to shine!

Get to know the LAF’s special guest speakers

Want to know more about the Literary Arts Festival’s special guest speakers? You can watch an interview with Efekoro and Dellamaggiore on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”:


There are only a few more days until the March 20th deadline for the writing competition–have you submitted your writing yet? There are many different categories, so there is sure to be one that fits the writing you’ve been working on lately. Notice in particular the Alan Kay Literary Criticism Award–it’s a new category this year, and it’s the perfect opportunity to revise, proofread, and polish one of your academic essays in which you analyze a literary text.

What are you planning to submit by Wednesday?