And the headliner is…

Big news came from Prof. Caroline Hellman today: Cornelius Eady will be the speaker at this year’s Literary Arts Festival!

More updates coming soon about where to find his work. In the meantime, think about how you can get involved:

Our college’sĀ 33rd AnnualĀ LiteraryĀ ArtsĀ FestivalĀ is around the corner,Thursday, April 10, atĀ 5:30pmĀ at 240 Jay Street (Midway Auditorium). The Festival is a long standing tradition that celebrates student writing and features a special guest author, along with student performances. This is an event to see and be seen.

WE NEED YOU for LAF to be a success. We need your unique talent, your school spirit, your energy, and your writing!

How Can You Get Involved?

***To volunteer to be a part of the student team and meet new friends (or bring your friends with you–all are welcome) OR express interest in performing: email Festival Director Prof. Caroline Hellmanchellman@citytech.cuny.eduĀ .

***To enter the writing contest for a chance to win some money, present your work at the Festival, and potentially be published inĀ City Tech Writer,Ā  see the attached flyer . Questions about the writing contest? Email Prof. Rebecca DeversĀ rdevers@citytech.cuny.eduĀ .Ā 

***To keep up with the latest about the event and learn more, join the Festival OpenLab Project, and keep up with festival news via the Festival OpenLab site and by following @CityTechLitFest on Twitter.

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 filmĀ Brooklyn 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 beĀ Pobo 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 theĀ Brooklyn CastleĀ trailerĀ  or readĀ press coverage about the film.

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