Events and Deadlines


Thursday, December 5, 2013 (7:00 pm, Roberta Allen Reading Room): Cardinal Sins' Publication Party

Monday, December 2, 2013 (11:30 am, SE 124): Brown Bag Series, Professor Nicola Imbrascio, "Fairy Tales"

Monday, April 22, 2013 (7:00 pm, Roberta Allen Reading Room): Cardinal Sins' Publication Party

Monday, April 22, 2013 (11:30 am, P 247): English Department Colloquium Series, Professor Arra Ross presents, "Nebula, the poem-show: where the matter of poetry and puppetry coalesce (featuring a live puppetry performance)"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (7:00-8:50 pm, W 115): Michael Somers, the author of Starved, is from Midland.  Mike has agreed to visit our campus to make a presentation, answer student questions, and sign books. 

Monday, April 15 (in Chicago): Rosalie Riegle, a former member of the SVSU English department will be presenting "Crossing the Line & Doing Time for Peace."

Monday, March 25, 2013: Cardinal Sins Flash Fiction contest: Cardinal Sins is seeking submissions for our new Flash Fiction Contest! This contest is open to ANYONE - not just SVSU students/alumni. The winning submission will win $150 and publication in the Winter/13 issue of Cardinal Sins. Runners-up will also be chosen for publication. The theme for the contest is "Trespassing." You can choose to interpret this however you wish - however loosely or creatively you would like to. Check out our website at All submission go through our submission manager: If you have any questions, feel free to email

Tuesday, March 5, 2013: Seitz Creative Writing Scholarship: The application deadline for the 2013-2014 scholarship is March 5, 2013. Application materials should be submitted to Christopher Giroux, SVSU, 7400 Bay Road, 355 Brown Hall, University Center, MI 48710. Students with questions should feel free to contact him at 989.964.4914 or Scholarship

Thursday, February 21, 2013: The Robert S. P. Yien First Year Writing Awards ceremony (Award Program)