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.

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”:

Get to know Brooklyn Castle

So the special guest speakers at this year’s Literary Arts Festival are Katie Dellamaggiore, director of┬áBrooklyn Castle, and┬áPobo Efekoro, one of the chess stars featured in the film.┬áIntrigued? Here’s what you can do:

1-Watch a trailer for the film:

2-Tweet about it! Use the hashtag #LAF13.

3-Mark your calendar: April 18th, 5:00.

4-Attend the Literary Arts Festival in the Midway Community Room!

Announcing the 2013 LAF special guest speaker!

Prof. Caroline Hellman, the fearless leader of the Literary Arts Festival, recently announced the special guest speaker for this year’s Literary Arts Festival: Katie Dellamaggiore , the Director of the documentary film┬áBrooklyn Castle. The film has garnered extensive accolades, and will facilitate discussions with students regarding storytelling in film, public education funding, activism & the arts.

Also joining Katie Dellamaggiore will be┬áPobo Efekoro, one of the student chess stars in the film. Yes, that’s right: two special guests instead of one!

Stay tuned for news of a screening of Brooklyn Castle on campus prior to the Festival and further information. In the meantime, watch the Brooklyn Castle trailer  or read press coverage about the film.

Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18th, 5pm, Midway Community Room for the festival!