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1 Final Report Miami Dade College League for Innovation Literary Competition Steering Committee Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2008 Elaine M. Ludovici, National Coordinator

2 Reginald Shepherd April 10, 1963 – September 10, 2008 A Tribute to Our Poetry Judge 2

3  Introduction  Timelines  Getting Started  Money Matters  Press Releases, Contracts, and Letters  National Winners  Judges  Esperanto  Recommendations for the Steering Committee  Conclusion 3

4 ……What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. Little Gidding (No. 4 of 'Four Quartets') T.S. Eliot Each year, through the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition, inspiring young writers, their faculty mentors, and renowned authors join together to form a community, at the heart of which lies a common thread, a passion for the written word, language, and literature Thank you to this year’s student writers, faculty mentors, authors and League Board Members Contest Coordinators for making the 2008 competition so exhilarating. This anthology simply would not exist without those who believe in the power of the written word. Neither would it have been possible without the commitment and support from the administration of Miami Dade College—from the Board of Trustees and College President Dr. Eduardo Padron to Irene Munoz in Marketing and Publication and the campus presidents, especially Hialeah Campus President Dr. Cindy Miles who worked closely with our team and whose energy is boundless. Faculty, staff, and administrators from across the eight campuses worked diligently, hosting authors in their classroom and engaging their students in not only writing but sharing their creative efforts with others. Special thanks to literature professor, Dr. Cheryl Clark, for her vision and design concept and to art director, Pasita Andino. Most of all, thanks to Prof. MaryJane Maxwell, lead contest coordinator who worked with eight campus coordinators, our webpage designers, etc. And thank you to Wendy Neil of the League for her guidance and support. Hosting this year’s contest has truly been an honor. As we come to the end of our experience as this year’s hosts, preparations are taking place begin the competition anew. Elaine M. Ludovici 4

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6  The theme was conceptualized by Dr. Cheryl Clark, Professor of English at the Wolfson Campus of MDC and rendered artistically by Pasita Andino, Sr. Graphic Designer in the Marketing and Publications Department at Wolfson.  The inspiration for the Student Literary Competition came from a slab of black basalt inscribed in three ancient languages, currently residing in the British Museum. When Jean Francois Champollion decoded this most famous of literary artifacts – the Rosetta Stone – our ideas about language and writing changed forever. Truly an innovation in the making.  Perhaps of all icons of ingenuity, writing is the greatest innovation brought to the human stage so far. A way to express ideas, challenge biases, archive the past, imagine the future. This is the true root, the groundswell of innovation 6

7 Situated in the diverse community of Miami-Dade County, and as the host of the competition, Miami Dade College made it our charge to help inspire all students throughout the League institutions to celebrate language and creativity in writing, to relish the diversity of individual styles, and the glamour of cultural uniqueness. 7

8 Our student writers took the challenge – putting their words on paper– inscribing new iconic texts to communicate who we are, who we hope to become...to purify the dialect of our tribe Strategy for Success: Official poster unveiling energized faculty 8

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11  Fall 2006  October 2006:Host Coordinator attends Steering Committee Meeting  December 2006: Budget determined and approved Coordinators and staff determined.  Spring 2007  January 2007:Coordinators approved and production begins.  Campus Contest Coordinators are notified and participate in the selection of judges for the Host College in  Potential judges contacted, interviewed and hired.  February 2007: Coordinators brainstorm theme and work with graphic designer for posters and entry form.  March 2007:Coordinators work with judges, preparing bibliographic material and possible videotape. Coordinators work to develop website.  May 2007:Coordinators complete and send to print posters and entry forms to be sent to each member college. Website up.  June 2007:Coordinators send five posters and 20 entry forms to each member college.  Fall 2007  September 2007: Coordinators brainstorm concept of anthology: Planning Design and Visual Material.  October 2007:Coordinators attend and present at Steering Committee meeting.  Spring 2008  February 2008:Anthology designed.  March 31, 2008:Coordinators receive entries and distribute to judges  April 2008:Judges determine winners and send to coordinators. Coordinator sends payments to judges. Anthology finalized and sent to printer  May 2008:League announces winners and sends prize money  June 2008:Anthology mailed to member colleges  Fall 2008  October 2008:Final report developed and coordinators present at Steering Committee Meeting 11

12  Fall 2006  Work with Contest Coordinator to determine budget and timeline.  Identify graphic design team for contest materials  Begin conceptualizing Contest concept  Spring 2007  Develop contest theme, working with graphic designer on posters and entry forms  Prepare posters and entry forms for production and printing  Work with Contest and Operations Coordinators.  Fall 2007  Conceptualize and design anthology, working with designer.  Coordinate anthology sections to coincide with contest plan  Spring 2008  Begin production on anthology.  Anthology finalized, awaiting winning entries from judges  Coordinate final production of anthology  Coordinate anthology printing  Work with contest and operations coordinator 12

13  Spring 2007  Identify and contact/hire judges  Work with judges to contract their services and prepare biographic material  Work with technical advisor to develop website  Coordinate mailing of posters and entry forms to each member college  Spring 2008  Ensure all submissions meet with contest guidelines.  Receives entries from member colleges and distributes to judges  Receives winning entries back from judges  Sends payment to judges  List of winners sent to League  Summer 2008  * Coordinates mailing of anthology to member colleges 13

14 Wolfson Campus 10/4/08 10: :45 A. M. Presentation/Discussions with Students 11: :00 P.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students/ Raffle Noon: Luncheon with students and Wolfson Campus President, Roland Montoya 1:30 P.M. Interview 5:00 P.M. Reception at Hialeah Campus Hialeah Campus 10/5/08 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students/ Raffle 6:30 PM Books and Books - A Celebration of Florida Poetry - 6:30 PM Poetry Reading 14

15 Thursday, October 4Wolfson Campus 10: :45 A. M. Presentation/Discussions with Students 11: :00 P.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students Noon: Lunch with students and the Wolfson Campus President 1:30 P.M. - Interview Campus 5:00 PM Reception on the Campus Friday, October 5Hialeah Campus 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students Books and Books - A Celebration of Florida Poetry - 6:30 PM Poetry Reading Preparations for Kick Off Events College Coordinator: Prof. MaryJane Maxwell ContactComment/ NoteTask Completed Sign and Banner (Advertising)Carlos Vilchez(Excellent help)Taken care of - Transportation for Reginald Shepherd Victor, Michael, MJVolunteer FacultyTaken care of - Campus GuideMJ(my honor)Taken care of - Class Visits/ Wolfson Two hour block, four classes – prepared for author visit Victor, Ariel, John, MJTaken care of - Author IntroMJTaken care of - Student AssistantCarmen(Excellent help) Raffle Tickets for BooksTaken care of Kick Off for League for Innovation Literary Competition (Two Day Event) Schedule of Events and Checklist (Continued on Next Slide) Schedule of Events with Renowned Poet Reginald Shepherd Strategy for Success: Checklists Are Essential 15

16 Interview QuestionsCheri & MJVolunteer FacultyTaken care of - Interview: Interviewer, videographer, location, time John Frederick (interviewer) Maria Garcia, (videographer & photographer) Volunteer Faculty, Select Students, and Media Staff Taken care of - Schedule Editing Interview for Website MJ and MariaTaken care of - Duplications (100 ) entry forms for class visits CarmenTaken care of - Campus Services Podium, microphone, chairs, plants MaryTaken care of - LuncheonMaryTaken care of Advertising and Invitations for Events Created by MJMulti-mediaTaken care of Competition Website and MDC Main Page Contact Wade and Andrew Pasita (artist) Taken care of - MDC – Wolfson Main PageContact Bob CalabreseTaken care of – English Department WebsiteContact Sahir and Oscar – Network Services Taken care of TVs around CampusContact Tatiane KailTaken care of Invitations for Events – See Below Taken care of Books (to be signed by author) Contact Florida Center for the Literary ArtsTaken care of 16

17 You are cordially invited to a reception for renowned poet R eginald S hepherd. We hope you will join us. Dr. Cindy Miles, Campus President October 4, 5:00 - 6:30 PM Hialeah Campus Room 119 RSVP Strategy for Success: custom made invitations to events 17

18  Questions – Dr. Cheryl Clark and Prof. MaryJane Maxwell  Interviewer for Reginald Shepherd – Dr. John Frederick (Faculty Volunteer)  Interviewer for Alan Cheuse – Dr. John Frederick (Faculty Volunteer)  Interviewer for Ana Castillo – Prof. Terry Albury (Faculty Volunteer)  Interviewer for Che Rae Adams – Prof. Philip Lane Faculty Volunteer)  Videographer – Maria Garcia, MDC Media Department  Edited by Maria Garcia and Prof. MaryJane Maxwell Strategy for Success: Involve faculty and students. Our faculty and student volunteers were eager participants in the interviews of our renowned judges. 18

19 Strategy for Success A drawing was held, and lucky students won autographed copies of Fata Morgan

20 Past Student Winners of the League for Innovation Literary Competition Spoke at Miami Book Fair International Saturday November 10th at the Write Out Loud Cafe

21 Miami Dade College’s League for Innovation Literary Competition Award Winning Student Writers November 10, 2007

22 The competition Webpage was created by Andrew Nembhard, Andrew Seaga, Web designers at MDC along with consultants - artist Pasita Andino and Prof. MaryJane Maxwell Literary Competition Homepage About the Competition Inspiration for the Competition Submission Requirements Eligibility Prizes Entry Form Past Winners Past MDC Winners and Entries Judges Schedule of Visiting Authors Poster Strategy for Success: Including the competition Website on the Miami Dade College main Web page and the Department of English and Communication home page promoted student interest.

23 1. Why is poetry your chosen genre as a writer? What speaks to you about poetry, and being a poet? 2. Addressing a controversial subject, Dana Gioia asks, “Does Poetry Matter” in today’s society, to today’s students? What are your thoughts on this? 3. Why is it important for young writers to enter competitions like the League for Innovation contest? 4. What advice can you give young poets and young writers in general? 5. Who are your main influences? 6. What tradition do you see yourself writing out of, for example, the tradition of African American poets? 7. You have many wonderful references to music in your poetry. What role did music play in your life as you were growing up? 8. The Rosetta Stone is at the heart of this year’s theme for the League for Innovation Literary Competition. Today we often use the Rosetta Stone to symbolize the critical moments in the beginning of problem solving. What moments in your early life put you on the path to your academic and artistic achievement? 23 Strategy for Success: questions to the visiting judge, interviewer, and videographer in advance.

24 1. What speaks to you about the stage and directing? 2. What makes a good play? 3. Addressing a controversial subject, do you believe drama and the theater matter to today’ students, in today’s society? 4. Why is it important for young writers to enter competitions like the League for Innovation contest? 5. Can you comment on your latest book "Writing Is Hard..." and Other Whiny Baby Comments-An Objective Approach to Looking at your Own Writing 6. What advice can you give young playwrights ? 7. Who are your main influences in the modern American theater? 8. What do you find most challenging about developing and directing new play? 9. The Rosetta Stone is at the heart of this year’s theme for the League for Innovation Literary Competition. Today we often use the Rosetta Stone to symbolize the critical moments in the beginning of problem solving. What moments in your early life put you on the path to your academic and artistic achievement? 24

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26 Miami Book Fair International Miami Dade College 300 N.E. Second Avenue Miami, Florida AUTHOR AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT, entered into as of this 20 th day of October 2007, by and between Miami Book Fair International, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the "BOOK FAIR," and Ana Castillo hereinafter referred to as the "CONTRACTOR." WITNESSETH THAT: The CONTRACTOR will lecture, perform, or autograph on the date(s) and time(s) specified below and on the attached document: DAY/ DATE:Sunday Nov. 11th, 2007 TIME:11:00 AM PLACE: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave. Miami, FL Batten: Room 2106 DESCRIPTION OF SESSION(S): Author Reading/Autographing TERMS: The BOOK FAIR will meet the following terms and conditions: Lodging: BOOK FAIR agrees to assume lodging costs for 3 room night(s), with a check-in date of 11/9 and check out date 11/12.  Hyatt Regency Miami 400 South East Second Avenue, Miami, FL (305) www.hyatt.com  26 Continued on next page

27  Incidental Expenses: The BOOK FAIR agrees to pay the CONTRACTOR a total of $150.00, based on 3 days allowance at a rate of $50.00 per day, for incidental expenses, i.e., meals taxi fares, etc. Payment of all additional expenses over and above this allowance will be the responsibility of the CONTRACTOR.   Airfare: The BOOK FAIR agrees to provide for 1 ticket from Boston to Miami and from Miami to Boston.   Honoraria/Authors in College Classrooms: Book Fair will pay contractor a total of $900 for 3 sessions for students as stated in the document attached.   The CONTRACTOR agrees to furnish the BOOK FAIR with original receipts for any expenses incurred by him/her, which are eligible for reimbursement as per the provisions outlined above, if applicable.  RELEASE: The CONTRACTOR hereby consents and authorizes BOOK FAIR and Miami Dade College (“COLLEGE”) to record and broadcast his/her presentation(s) during the BOOK FAIR activities. The CONTRACTOR also acknowledges that such recordings may be done in various media and technological formats and that the recordings will be exclusively owned by the BOOK FAIR and the COLLEGE. These recordings will be kept on file and used by the BOOK FAIR and COLLEGE or on their behalf for promotional and/or educational use for the BOOK FAIR, Florida Center for the Literary Arts or other COLLEGE programming. The CONTRACTOR releases and assigns any claim by the CONTRACTOR, or by any heirs and assigns of the CONTRACTOR, any and all rights the CONTRACTOR may have to the records that contain the CONTRACTOR’S image/ likeness, voice, words and presentations recorded at the BOOK FAIR. The CONTRACTOR acknowledges that this release shall remain in effect for the life and existence of the recorded material in whatever format created, maintained and preserved by the BOOK FAIR and COLLEGE.  No additional engagements, except promotional or media-related, shall be planned by the author with other parties in the South Florida area from a period of two weeks prior to the BOOK FAIR through two weeks after the BOOK FAIR, unless prior authorization has been obtained from the BOOK FAIR.  _  27 Authors In College Classrooms Presentations Friday, November 9: North Campus 5:40 p.m. English class with Professor Preston Allen Monday, November 12: Wolfson Campus 10:00 a.m. Interview 11:00 a.m. English class with Dr. Cheri Clark Noon: Lunch with faculty and students Publicity Contract

28 From: Ludovici, Elaine Sent: Wednesday, December 12, :12 PM To: Saumell, Linda; Tulikangas, Carol Cc: Jacobs, Jeanne F; Cortes, Gina Subject: Ana Castillo Visit - League for Innovation Dear Dr. Saumell and Dr. Tulikangas: Below is an from MaryJane Maxwell to the Homestead and InterAmerican Campus Coordinators for the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition. I’ve added some background information for you to review. Much of it was sent to you earlier in the Fall Term, but I thought a refresher might help as we are finalizing plans with visiting authors in February. Our own campus experience has shown that marketing the contest and coordinating the author visits “takes a village.” MaryJane and I will provide you with as much support as we can. BACKGROUND While the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition contest has been an annual event for the past 20 years, it takes on a new face and a new shape each year. This year the contest takes on particular meaning, since it is MDC's once-in- 20-years turn to host the entire International contest which encompasses 19 League Board member districts with 39 participating campuses/colleges in the U.S. and Canada! The host institution creates the theme and the energy. After the contest is over and final selections have been made, the host institution also publishes an anthology of winning works, an anthology that is certain to make us proud this year. On October 4 th, the Wolfson and Hialeah Campuses kicked off the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition by hosting a visit by on of the contest judges, poet Reginald Shepherd. During Miami Book Fair International, two other authors and judges, Alan Cheuse (essay judge), and Ana Castillo (fiction judge) visited the Kendall and North Campuses. CAMPUS COORDINATORS and CAMPUS SUPPORT As the contest moves along, and with the help of the campus contest coordinates, directors of student life, and students and faculty alike, we can look forward to MDC hosting a number of college-wide events to mark this notable year. In the words of Hialeah Campus President, Dr. Cindy Miles, “We hope this competition will inspire our students in Rosetta Stone translations of their lives and ideas into literary art and to celebrate their creative expressions.” The Campus Coordinators (Victor Calderin, Hialeah; Wendy Goodwin, Homestead; Emily Sendin, InterAmerican; Marta Magellan; Kendall; Preston Allen, North; and MaryJane Maxwell, Wolfson) are the true catalysts for this competition, but it will take all of us to etch in stone this memorable honor and experience as the host institution. I hope you will reach out to students, staff, and faculty since anyone on campus may inspire students with an interest in the literary arts or self-discovery to participate. On the attached link, you will find additional information which you may wish to share with others. (Click on the provided link and then on the poster. Be sure to view the video-taped interview with the first visiting judge, poet Reginald Shepherd. We video-taped two others; both should be posted soon.) Elaine M. Ludovici, Chairperson Department of English and Communication Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida

29  Two Miami Dade College students were winners in the League for Innovation’s International Literary Competition. The annual competition brings together a varied group of gifted and creative writers from across the country and around the world. Four categories are open for submission: personal essays, fiction, poetry and one-act plays. Wolfson Campus’ Natalia Jimenez won first place for her poem titled “A Note for Mary” and Cristian Larrocha’s one-act play titled, “Tomas, and the Death of His...” won a third place prize. Cristian is studying at InterAmerican Campus. “The winning pieces by MDC students – written here in our diverse community – are an inspiration to all students throughout the League. They celebrate language and creativity in writing, the diversity of individual styles and the glamour of cultural uniqueness,” said MaryJane Maxwell. Maxwell is a professor of English and communications at Wolfson Campus and for the third year, she served as the college-wide coordinator of the competition. Miami Dade College was also the host institution for this year’s contest and hand picked prominent authors to serve as judges. Reginald Shepherd – editor of The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and the author of five volumes of poetry – was selected to judge poetry submissions. Shepherd offered this advice to aspiring poets: “Read as much as you can to get a sense of what the possibilities are.” And Che’Rae Adams judged the one-act play submissions. Adams is the producing artistic director of the Los Angeles Writer’s Center and has been developing and directing new plays for almost two decades. “I look for truth and beauty in the script and the character. It needs to be a good story, it needs to move me,” she said. “It was an honor to host the event this year,” said Maxwell. “As host, the College had the opportunity to present readings, workshops and other literary events featuring the judges,” she said. “It made for a very exciting year.” The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. In their continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities, the League leads a number of competitions with member colleges, corporate partners and other agencies. The Student Literary Competition is just one of many programs designed to generate interest in creative activities. 29

30 Ludovici, also the chair of the English and communications department at Wolfson Campus, said the competition is open to students of all majors. They compete in four categories: personal essay, one-act play, poetry, and the short story. Each participating college – there are 20 nationwide and in Canada – is allowed only one entry per category, so students must first compete locally before their works reach the international competition. If their works make it to the finals, they are judged by published authors of each genre. The judges are Reginald Shephard (poetry), Alan Cheuse (essays), Che’Rae Adams (one-act play) and Ana Castillo (fiction). In their call for submission, College organizers found inspiration in the famed Rosetta Stone, a slab of black basalt, dating back from 196 B.C., which held the key to ancient Egyptian language. Citing T.S. Eliot, who evoked French Symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé, English professor Cheryl Clark notes: “Although not all literary output can be ‘carved in stone,’ we all need reminding that ‘for us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.’ “We hope all of our student writers … will take the challenge – their words on paper and on the screen – inscribing new iconic texts to communicate who we are, who we hope to become...to purify the dialect of our tribe,” Clark adds. – Gariot P. Louima Student storytellers come in every stripe – each as affecting as the next. Take, for example, Luli Szeinbulm, who wrote the hauntingly beautiful “Black Ocean,” an essay about her brother’s disappearance on a beach in her native Argentina. Then, there is Christopher Cody, a writer for as long as he could remember. Cody’s work is full of wit – masterfully on display in his one-act play, “Satan and Death.” Szeinbulm and Cody are leagues apart when it comes to style, motivation and experience. But they have one thing in common: These MDC alumni were winners of the international student literary competition of the League for Innovation in the Community College. “Black Ocean” took top honors for non-fiction in 2005, and “Satan and Death” was the first-place one- act play last year. A third MDC student, Ivan Vargas, was an honorable mention last year for his short story, “A Long Night for Samuel.” They offer shining examples of what students can accomplish when they are given the opportunity and support. And their individual successes were perfect preludes to the current year, as MDC is home-base for the League for Innovation’s competition. “So many students don’t enter literary contests because they believe such contests are for English majors only, or creative writers,” says Elaine Ludovici, collegewide coordinator of the league competition. “They don’t realize that their own use of the written word is meaningful and, as student winners have demonstrated, quite compelling, which is why all students should be encouraged to participate.” 30

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32 32 Description MDC DEVELOPMENT & HOSTING COSTS IN-KIND (time/resources from MDC budgets) EXTERNAL Paid by League for Innovation TOTAL COST FISCAL YEAR Task points for one technical coordinator for Fall and Spring, $1000 per term$ Travel for 2 authors (Airline Ticket, Hotel, Expenses)$1, Judges' stipends $1000)$4, Travel to League Steering Committee Meeting (airline ticket and hotel)$ Poster Mailing Tubes$ Fed Ex Cost (3 judges)$ Subtotal FISCAL YEAR Task points for one technical coordinator for Summer $1000 per term$570 Fed Ex Cost (1 judge)$62 Miscellaneous advertising, campus events, etc.$1,000 Prizes for student winners$1,000 Printing (for anthology by Dimension Graphics (1500)$15,000 Postage for mailing anthology$1,000 Project evaluation and final report development$1,000 Travel for coordinator to League Steering Committee Meeting (Required Meeting & Presentation)$3, Subtotal$23,13200 GRAND TOTAL - 2 FISCAL YEARS$30,415$0 $28,235 Student Literary Competition Budget

33 33 Description Estimated Exp.ActualOutstanding Exp. BEGINNING Requested BUDGET$32, FISCAL YEAR Task points for one technical coordinator for Fall and Spring, 20072$3,600.00$ Travel for 2 authors (Airline Ticket, Hotel, Expenses) $1, Judges' stipends $1000)$4, Poster Printing$1,500.00$1, Travel to League Steering Committee Meeting (airline ticket and hotel)$3,000.00$ Poster Mailing Tubes$300.00$ Fed Ex Cost (3 judges) $ Fed Ex Cost (1 judge) $ Subtotal$12,400.00$8, FISCAL YEAR Miscellaneous advertising, video, campus events, etc.$1, Prizes for student local winners$1, Printing (for anthology by Dimension Graphics)$15,000.00$12, Project Evaluation and Final Report$ Postage for mailing anthology$1, $1, Travel to League Steering Committee Meeting (Required Meeting & Presentation)$1, Subtotal$20,000.00$12, ENDING BALANCE$32,400.00$20, TOTAL OF OUTSTANDING AND ACTUAL EXPENSES $20, SAVINGS $11,639.00

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36 First PlaceMy Best Friends Are the Ones I have Given Scabies Tamarah Phillips South Seattle Community College Second PlaceNadia’s FireCheri BrownLane Community College Third PlaceRubeJohn Strubberg St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Honorable Mention Ana Castillo Fiction Judge 36

37 First PlaceA Note for Mary Natalia Jimenez Miami Dade College Second Place MendingJanet BurrelMaricopa Community College Third PlaceGoing to Bed with Ophelia Jennifer Ellyn Rolleston Monroe Community College Honorable mention MapsAmber Bromer Sinclair Community College Reginald Shepherd Poetry Judge 37

38 First PlaceEmbracing the Sirens Andre GosseMaricopa Community College Second PlaceAdventures in the Ordinary Nathan Grosch Johnson Community College Third Place3D GlassesJustin LouieFoothill-De Anza Community College Honorable Mention My Mother Made Me Brandy LaneyDallas Community College Alan Cheuse Essay Judge 38

39 First PlaceSomething Different for a Change Melanie HyersLane Community College Second PlaceRandomAlana GautrauHumber College Third PlaceTomas and the Death of... Cristian Larrocha Miami Dade College Honorable Mention Hate MeAndrea EvansMonroe Community College Che Rae Adams One Act Play Judge 39

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41  Ana Castillo A noted poet and novelist whose career spans twenty years, Ana Castillo’s first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and established her as a leading Chicana feminist writer. Since then, she has published a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including Peel My Love Like an Onion, her sardonic and seductive novel which brought her widespread recognition. She has also edited many works and co-founded Third Woman, a literary magazine, for which she is a contributing editor. Ms. Castillo holds a M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Bremen in Germany. 41

42  Alan Cheuse Alan Cheuse is the author of four novels, three collections of short fiction, and the memoir Fall Out of Heaven. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Idaho Review, and The Southern Review, among other places. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Rutgers University, taught literature at Bennington College for nearly a decade, and now teaches in the Writing Program at George Mason University and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. 42

43  Che’Rae Adams Che’Rae Adams has been developing and directing new plays for almost two decades. She is the Producing Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Writer’s Center and has been the Development Executive with Playhouse Pictures Studios, Co-Artistic Director of the award winning Road Theatre Company, partner in Two Girls Productions and Managing Producer for the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. Adams has directed the West Coast pr e miere productions of several new plays. She has served on the faculty at UCLA Extension, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, and The Lankershim Arts Center and has taught acting and writing workshops at, among others, the Catholic University and The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 43

44 Reginald Shepherd  Reginald Shepherd died September 10, 2008, after a battle with cancer. Reginald Shepherd was the editor of The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and the author of five volumes of poetry, including Some Are Drowning (1994), winner of the 1993 Associated Writing Programs’ Award in Poetry. He was the recipient of a 1993 “Discovery”/The Nation Award and of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Florida Arts Council. Shepherd’s poetry has been widely anthologized, including four editions of The Best American Poetry. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his writing and was the 2007 Florida Silver Medalist for Poetry. His collection of literary essays, Orpheus in the Bronx, was published in the University of Michigan Press Poets on Poetry Series in

45 45 The theme for the book was conceptualized by Dr. Cheryl Clark, Professor of English at the Wolfson Campus of MDC and rendered artistically by Pasita Andino, Sr. Graphic Designer in the Marketing and Publications Department at Wolfson.

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47 General Eligibility: Addition of the Following  Revisions of works which were submitted in prior years are/are not eligible. (To be determined)  Entries must be submitted to the local coordinator only. Entries must be submitted to the local coordinator in two forms:  A CD (omit disk) should contain no files other than the entry and be clearly marked with the entry title The upper right corner of each page of the entry must include: Addition of the Following  The author's name must not appear on any page of the entry itself. 47

48 For Local Coordinators –  Submit your winning entries at one time on one CD. ing is another excellent option.  Use voting charts on multi campus colleges (example on slide 54) National Coordinator  Leave the national coordinator’s contact information OFF the entry form for students  Send reminders to local coordinators and judges about upcoming deadlines (examples on following slides). 48

49 Reminders to Competition Judges 49

50 Reminder to Local Coordinators 50

51 CollegeEssayPoemFictionPlay 1Anne Arundel Community College NoneLove Song to September by Mallory Gill What Happened in the Woods by Emily McGady The Nut by Elizabeth Gilliland 2Central Piedmont Community College Shot by Christian Yoder Untitled by Dusti Hausman 3Cuyahoga Community College The Shut Down by Colleen Kohn Maiden of Crystal Glass by Matthew Allen Whetstone 4Dallas County Community College My Mother Made Me by Brandy Laney The Living End by Hollis Fischer In the Pattern of the Grain by Katie Beegle Vigilantes by A. L. Kolpien 5De Anza College 3D Glasses by Justin Louie Dumb Eddie by Jim McCormick A Grandmother’s Treasure by Ruth Rabin 6Delta College Ending Life by Tina Bommarito- Kent Five Years Young, Catching Up by Angela Mrozinski Eden’s Daughter by Virginia Young One Ornery Night by Anne R. Wolfe 7Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology Criticism of Freakonomics by Julian Nalli The Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Keith Roberts Outsider by Amanda Rose Random by Alana Gautreau 8Johnson County Community College Adventures in the Ordinary by Nathan Grosch Untitled by Ignacio Carvajal- Regidor Summer of 1962 by Catherine Austin 9Kirkwood Community College Hold Me Tight By Charlotte Uteg Learning Life’s Mysteries by Charlotte Uteg 10Lane Community College Small Human by Aimee Ross Wings by Cheri Browne Nadia’s Fire by Cheri Browne Something Different for a Change byMelanie Hyers Strategy for Success: Chart for Keeping Track of Local Winning Submissions 51

52 11Maricopa Community Colleges Embracing the Sirens by Andrew J. Gosse Mending by Janet Burruel Postcards by Sapphire Trickett Tete a Tete by Pasha Yamotahari 12Miami Dade College Bay of Hope by Anna Delgado Milaeva A Note for Mary by Natalia Jimenez Heart in Turmoil by Nicole Fernandez Tomas and the Death of His … by Cristian Larrocha 13Monroe Community College The Seven Year Switch: Marilyn Monroe’s Rise to Fame by Katherine Harrigan Going to Bed with Ophelia by Jennifer Ellyn Rolleston Conversations with Angels by James W. Despaw Hate Me by Andrea J. Evans 14Moraine Valley Community College Cherry Popsicles by Michelle Gerrity Cities and Fabric by Curtis Taylor Baking by Magdalena Krol The Constitutional Argument by Michael Martin 15San Diego City College 16Santa Fe Community College 17Sinclair Community College Thumbs Up by Joseph F. Pickney Maps by Amber Bromer Actions and Consequences by Dennis L. Hitzeman 18South Seattle Community College 180 Degrees by William Khazaal Four Takes of a Personal History of Summer by Tamarah Phillips My Best Friends are the Ones I Have Given Scabies by Tamarah Phillips 19St. Louis Community College at Green by Diana Miller A Perfect Song by Michael Rooney Rube by John Strubberg Vacation by Jenni Donnelly 52

53 From: Maxwell, Maryjane Sent: Mon 4/7/2008 3:34 PM To: Sendin, Emily; Magellan, Marta; Calderin, Victor; Allen, Preston Subject: Reminder: Our Local Deadlines - League for Innovation Literary Competition League for Innovation Literary Competition In order to work together to select our MDC winners and survive the end of the term, we need some deadlines. If anyone has a problem with the following timeline, let me know as soon as possible. Wednesday, April 9 th your winning short story, play, poem, and personal essay to me at Thursday, April 10th I will be ing all the campus winners to each of you along with a chart to fill out ranking your favorites in each category. Wednesday, April 16th Once I get the charts back from each of you, I’ll send you all of them and we will tally the votes and break any ties. Wednesday, April 23rd I will compile and prepare our winning entries for submission to the national contest. Our deadline for national submissions is 4/30. Working Together on Multi Campus Colleges 53

54 MaryJaneEmilyWendyVictorPrestonMarta Essay Al Karak My Anexoria Bay of Hope To Roman Poem Reflection These Foolish Things A Note for Mary Hermano Fidel War Your Condensation Fiction Heart in Turmoil Escape to Quoi Partners in Distress The Art of Psychology The Wake One Act Play The Spanish Play The Disappearing Act League for Innovation Student Literary Competition Selection for National Competition MDC Campus Coordinators Scoring First Place 3 points Second Place 2 points Third Place 1 point Sample Voting Chart –Selecting Local Winners on Multi Campus Colleges Campus Coordinators 54

55 Hosting this year’s contest has truly been an honor. As we come to the end of our experience as this year’s hosts, preparations are taking place to begin the competition anew. Elaine M. Ludovici 55 Final Report prepared by Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell


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