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’s 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival is around the corner,Thursday, April 10, at 5:30pm 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 .

***To enter the writing contest for a chance to win some money, present your work at the Festival, and potentially be published in City Tech Writer,  see the attached flyer . Questions about the writing contest? Email Prof. Rebecca Devers . 

***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.

The Literary Arts Festival is Coming!

Save the date for this Spring’s Literary Arts Festival at City Tech: April 10th at 5:30 PM, in the Midway Auditorium.

Can’t wait until then? Get involved sooner! Prof. Caroline Hellman, the Festival’s fearless organizer, is looking for your help. She writes: “I’m building a student volunteer team for the Literary Arts Festival (coming your way Thursday, April 10, 5:30pm, Midway Auditorium), and all students are welcome.  Participation is a rather minimal time commitment; it includes helping to publicize the event, choosing the talent for the evening’s festivities, and being on hand for the Festival to help set up, usher, and lend some welcome school spirit.”

Interested? Please contact her at CHellman AT

Without making promises on Prof. Hellman’s behalf, I will note that previous teams of volunteers have sported dashing T-shirts with that year’s Festival’s logo. Could a festive Festival T-shirt be in your future, too?


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.

Attention Students: Volunteers Needed!

Interested in getting involved with the Literary Arts Festival? This is a great opportunity to collaborate with fellow students as well as faculty and staff to help organize and produce the Literary Arts Festival. It’s always a fun group, and rumor has it that Literary Arts Festival T-shirts are involved. Bring your talents to this team! Contact Prof. Caroline Hellman at chellman AT citytech DOT cuny DOT edu.