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1 2007-2008 League for Innovation Literary Competition Final ReportMiami Dade CollegeLeague for Innovation Literary CompetitionSteering Committee Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2008Elaine M. Ludovici, National Coordinator
2 Reginald Shepherd April 10, 1963 – September 10, 2008 A Tribute to Our Poetry Judge
3 Table of Contents Introduction Timelines Getting Started Money Matters Press Releases, Contracts, and LettersNational WinnersJudgesEsperantoRecommendations for the Steering CommitteeConclusion
4 Little Gidding (No. 4 of 'Four Quartets') T.S. Eliot Introduction……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. EliotEach 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 literatureThank 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
6 The theme was conceptualized by Dr 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
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.
8 The Poster ...to purify the dialect of our tribe 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 tribeStrategy for Success: Official poster unveiling energized faculty
11 Timeline for hosting 2007-2008 League for Innovation Student Literary Competition Fall 2006October 2006:Host Coordinator attends Steering Committee MeetingDecember 2006: Budget determined and approved Coordinators and staff determined.Spring 2007January 2007:Coordinators approved and production begins.Campus Contest Coordinators are notified and participate in the selection of judges for the Host College in 2007.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 2007September 2007: Coordinators brainstorm concept of anthology: Planning Design and Visual Material.October 2007:Coordinators attend and present at Steering Committee meeting.Spring 2008February 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 printerMay 2008:League announces winners and sends prize money June 2008:Anthology mailed to member collegesFall 2008October 2008:Final report developed and coordinators present at Steering Committee Meeting
12 Production Coordinator Timeline Fall 2006Work with Contest Coordinator to determine budget and timeline.Identify graphic design team for contest materialsBegin conceptualizing Contest conceptSpring 2007Develop contest theme, working with graphic designer on posters and entry formsPrepare posters and entry forms for production and printing Work with Contest and Operations Coordinators.Fall 2007Conceptualize and design anthology, working with designer.Coordinate anthology sections to coincide with contest planSpring 2008Begin production on anthology.Anthology finalized, awaiting winning entries from judgesCoordinate final production of anthologyCoordinate anthology printingWork with contest and operations coordinator
13 Faculty Operations Coordinator Timeline Spring 2007Identify and contact/hire judgesWork with judges to contract their services and prepare biographic materialWork with technical advisor to develop websiteCoordinate mailing of posters and entry forms to each member collegeSpring 2008Ensure all submissions meet with contest guidelines.Receives entries from member colleges and distributes to judgesReceives winning entries back from judgesSends payment to judgesList of winners sent to LeagueSummer 2008* Coordinates mailing of anthology to member colleges
14 The Kick Off at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 10/4/0810: :45 A. M. Presentation/Discussions with Students11: :00 P.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students/RaffleNoon: Luncheon with students and Wolfson Campus President, Roland Montoya1:30 P.M. Interview5:00 P.M. Reception at Hialeah CampusHialeah Campus 10/5/089:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Presentation/Discussions with Students/6:30 PM Books and Books - A Celebration of Florida Poetry - 6:30 PM Poetry Reading
15 Schedule of Events and Checklist (Continued on Next Slide) 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 ShepherdThursday, October 4Wolfson Campus10: :45 A. M. Presentation/Discussions with Students11: :00 P.M. Presentation/Discussions with StudentsNoon: Lunch with students and the Wolfson Campus President1:30 P.M. - InterviewCampus5:00 PM Reception on the CampusFriday, October 5Hialeah Campus9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Presentation/Discussions with StudentsBooks and Books - A Celebration of Florida Poetry - 6:30 PM Poetry ReadingPreparations for Kick Off EventsCollege Coordinator:Prof. MaryJane MaxwellContactComment/ NoteTask CompletedSign and Banner (Advertising)Carlos Vilchez(Excellent help)Taken care of -Transportation for Reginald ShepherdVictor, Michael, MJVolunteer FacultyCampus GuideMJ(my honor)Class Visits/WolfsonTwo hour block, four classes – prepared for author visitVictor, Ariel, John, MJAuthor IntroStudent AssistantCarmenRaffle Tickets for BooksTaken care ofStrategy for Success: Checklists Are Essential
16 Interview QuestionsCheri & MJVolunteer FacultyTaken care of -Interview: Interviewer, videographer, location, timeJohn Frederick (interviewer)Maria Garcia,(videographer & photographer)Volunteer Faculty, Select Students, and Media StaffSchedule Editing Interview for WebsiteMJ and MariaDuplications (100 ) entry forms for class visitsCarmenCampus ServicesPodium, microphone, chairs, plantsMaryLuncheonTaken care ofAdvertising and Invitations for EventsCreated by MJMulti-mediaCompetition Website and MDC Main PageContact Wade and AndrewPasita (artist)MDC – Wolfson Main PageContact Bob CalabreseTaken care of –English Department WebsiteContact Sahir and Oscar – Network ServicesTVs around CampusContact Tatiane KailInvitations for Events – See BelowBooks (to be signed by author)Contact Florida Center for the Literary Arts
17 Dr. Cindy Miles, Campus President You are cordially invited to a reception for renowned poet Reginald Shepherd.We hope you will join us.October 4,5:00 - 6:30 PMHialeah CampusRoom 119RSVPDr. Cindy Miles, Campus PresidentStrategy for Success: custom made invitations to events
18 InterviewsQuestions – Dr. Cheryl Clark and Prof. MaryJane MaxwellInterviewer 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 DepartmentEdited by Maria Garcia and Prof. MaryJane MaxwellStrategy for Success: Involve faculty and students . Our faculty and student volunteers were eager participants in the interviews of our renowned judges.
19 Win an Autographed Book of Poetry By Reginald Shepherd Strategy for SuccessA 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 theWrite Out Loud Cafe
21 League for Innovation Literary Competition Miami Dade College’sLeague for Innovation Literary CompetitionAward Winning Student WritersNovember 10, 2007
22 The Competition Web Page The competition Webpage was created by Andrew Nembhard, Andrew Seaga , Web designers at MDC along with consultants - artist Pasita Andino and Prof. MaryJane MaxwellLiterary 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 PosterStrategy 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 Interview Questions for Reginald Shepherd – Poetry Judge Why is poetry your chosen genre as a writer? What speaks to you about poetry, and being a poet?Addressing a controversial subject, Dana Gioia asks, “Does Poetry Matter” in today’s society, to today’s students? What are your thoughts on this?Why is it important for young writers to enter competitions like the League for Innovation contest?What advice can you give young poets and young writers in general?Who are your main influences?What tradition do you see yourself writing out of, for example, the tradition of African American poets?You have many wonderful references to music in your poetry. What role did music play in your life as you were growing up?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?Strategy for Success: questions to the visiting judge, interviewer, and videographer in advance.
24 Interview Questions for Che Rae Adams One Act Play Judge 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 Writing6. 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?
26 Miami Book Fair International Miami Dade College • 300 N. E Miami Book Fair International Miami Dade College • 300 N.E. Second Avenue • Miami, Florida •AUTHOR AGREEMENTTHIS AGREEMENT, entered into as of this 20th 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, 2007TIME: 11:00 AMPLACE: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave. Miami, FL 33132Batten: 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 South East Second Avenue, Miami, FL (305)Continued on next page
27 Publicity Contract Authors In College Classrooms Presentations 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._Publicity ContractAuthors In College Classrooms PresentationsFriday, November 9: North Campus5:40 p.m. English class with Professor Preston AllenMonday, November 12: Wolfson Campus10:00 a.m. Interview11:00 a.m. English class with Dr. Cheri ClarkNoon: Lunch with faculty and students
28 Elaine M. Ludovici, Chairperson From: Ludovici, ElaineSent: Wednesday, December 12, :12 PMTo: Saumell, Linda; Tulikangas, CarolCc: Jacobs, Jeanne F; Cortes, GinaSubject: Ana Castillo Visit - League for InnovationDear 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. BACKGROUNDWhile 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 4th, 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 SUPPORTAs 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, ChairpersonDepartment of English and CommunicationMiami Dade College, Wolfson Campus300 NE 2nd AvenueMiami, Florida 33132
29 Press ReleaseTwo 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.
30 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 theLeague 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.”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. LouimaPress Release
32 Student Literary Competition Budget DescriptionMDC DEVELOPMENT & HOSTING COSTSIN-KIND (time/resources from MDC budgets)EXTERNAL Paid by League for InnovationTOTAL COSTFISCAL YEARTask points for one technical coordinator for Fall and Spring, $1000 per term$570.00570Travel for 2 authors (Airline Ticket, Hotel, Expenses)$1,904.00Judges' stipends $1000)$4,000.004000Travel to League Steering Committee Meeting (airline ticket and hotel)$533.00533Poster Mailing Tubes$123.00Fed Ex Cost (3 judges)$153.00Subtotal72835103FISCAL YEARTask points for one technical coordinator for Summer $1000 per term$570Fed Ex Cost (1 judge)$62Miscellaneous advertising, campus events, etc.$1,000Prizes for student winnersPrinting (for anthology by Dimension Graphics (1500)$15,000Postage for mailing anthologyProject evaluation and final report developmentTravel for coordinator to League Steering Committee Meeting (Required Meeting & Presentation)$3,5003500Subtotal$23,132GRAND TOTAL - 2 FISCAL YEARS$30,415$0$28,235
33 Student Literary Competition Budget (Page 2) DescriptionEstimated Exp.ActualOutstanding Exp.BEGINNING Requested BUDGET$32,400.00FISCAL YEARTask points for one technical coordinator for Fall and Spring, 20072$3,600.00$570.00Travel for 2 authors (Airline Ticket, Hotel, Expenses)$1,904.00Judges' stipends $1000)$4,000.00Poster Printing$1,500.00$1,216.00Travel to League Steering Committee Meeting (airline ticket and hotel)$3,000.00$533.00Poster Mailing Tubes$300.00$123.00Fed Ex Cost (3 judges)$153.00Fed Ex Cost (1 judge)$62.00Subtotal$12,400.00$8,561.00FISCAL YEARMiscellaneous advertising, video, campus events, etc.$1,000.00Prizes for student local winnersPrinting (for anthology by Dimension Graphics)$15,000.00$12,200.00Project Evaluation and Final Report$500.00Postage for mailing anthologyTravel to League Steering Committee Meeting (Required Meeting & Presentation)Subtotal$20,000.00ENDING BALANCE$20,761.00TOTAL OF OUTSTANDING AND ACTUAL EXPENSESSAVINGS$11,639.00
34 Estimate Proposal October 10, 2008 MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE Attn: Susan SmitherWe are pleased to submit our quotation based on the following specifications:Title: League for innovations PosterSize: 15” x 20”Stock: 100# Somerset Matte TextInk: 4/0 Process + AqueousPre-press: Furnished digital files for CTP based on our specifications.Proofs: Digital color approval & confirming digital blueline.Bindery: Trim to sizePackaging: Bulk packed in cartons.Delivery: FOB Our PlantQuantity: 200Prices: $Terms: Unless prior arrangements are made, 1/3 with order, 1/3 with proof, balance due on delivery.This quotation is valid for a period of 10 business days. Paper for this order is quoted at the prevailing rate; it’s subject to change and will be billed at the delivered rate. We reserve the right to review all artwork for conformance to the specifications stated herein. The specifications stated herein supersede any and all prior written and/or verbal specification either submitted by us or supplied by the client. Performance of the work stated herein is solely governed by the PIA industry standards.Upon acceptance of this quotation, please sign and return to insure the availability of press time and paper.
36 Fiction First Place My Best Friends Are the Ones I have Given Scabies Tamarah PhillipsSouth Seattle Community CollegeSecond PlaceNadia’s FireCheri BrownLane Community CollegeThird PlaceRubeJohn StrubbergSt. Louis Community College at Florissant ValleyHonorable MentionFictionAna CastilloFiction Judge
37 Poetry First Place A Note for Mary Natalia Jimenez Miami Dade College Second PlaceMendingJanet BurrelMaricopa Community CollegeThird PlaceGoing to Bed with OpheliaJennifer Ellyn RollestonMonroe Community CollegeHonorable mentionMapsAmber BromerSinclair Community CollegeReginald ShepherdPoetry Judge
38 Essay First Place Embracing the Sirens Andre Gosse Maricopa Community CollegeSecond PlaceAdventures in the OrdinaryNathan GroschJohnson Community CollegeThird Place3D GlassesJustin LouieFoothill-De Anza Community CollegeHonorable MentionMy Mother Made MeBrandy LaneyDallas Community CollegeAlan CheuseEssay Judge
39 One Act Play First Place Something Different for a Change Melanie HyersLane Community CollegeSecond PlaceRandomAlana GautrauHumber CollegeThird PlaceTomas and the Death of . . .Cristian LarrochaMiami Dade CollegeHonorable MentionHate MeAndrea EvansMonroe Community CollegeChe Rae AdamsOne Act Play Judge
41 Short Story JudgeAna 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.
42 Personal Essay JudgeAlan 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.
43 One Act Play JudgeChe’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 premiere 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.
44 Poetry JudgeReginald ShepherdReginald 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 2008.
45 The theme for the book was conceptualized by Dr 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.
47 Changes to the Guidelines for Students Form General Eligibility:Addition of the FollowingRevisions 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 titleThe upper right corner of each page of the entry must include:Addition of the FollowingThe author's name must not appear on any page of the entry itself.
48 More Recommendations 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 CoordinatorLeave the national coordinator’s contact information OFF the entry form for studentsSend reminders to local coordinators and judges about upcoming deadlines (examples on following slides).
51 CollegeEssayPoemFictionPlay1Anne Arundel Community CollegeNoneLove Song to September by Mallory GillWhat Happened in the Woods by Emily McGadyThe Nut by Elizabeth Gilliland2Central Piedmont Community CollegeShot by Christian YoderUntitled byDusti Hausman3Cuyahoga Community CollegeThe Shut Down by Colleen KohnMaiden of Crystal Glass by Matthew Allen Whetstone4Dallas County Community CollegeMy Mother Made Me by Brandy LaneyThe Living End by Hollis FischerIn the Pattern of the Grain by Katie BeegleVigilantes by A. L. Kolpien5De Anza College3D Glasses by Justin LouieDumb Eddie by Jim McCormickA Grandmother’s Treasure by Ruth Rabin6Delta CollegeEnding Life by Tina Bommarito-KentFive Years Young, Catching Up by Angela MrozinskiEden’s Daughter by Virginia YoungOne Ornery Night by Anne R. Wolfe7Humber College of Applied Arts and TechnologyCriticism of Freakonomics by Julian NalliThe Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Keith RobertsOutsider by Amanda RoseRandom by Alana Gautreau8Johnson County Community CollegeAdventures in the Ordinary by Nathan GroschUntitled by Ignacio Carvajal-RegidorSummer of 1962 by Catherine Austin9Kirkwood Community CollegeHold Me TightBy Charlotte UtegLearning Life’s Mysteries by Charlotte Uteg10Lane Community CollegeSmall Human by Aimee RossWings by Cheri BrowneNadia’s Fire by Cheri BrowneSomething Different for a Change byMelanie HyersStrategy for Success: Chart for Keeping Track of Local Winning Submissions
52 11Maricopa Community CollegesEmbracing the Sirens by Andrew J. GosseMending by Janet BurruelPostcards by Sapphire TrickettTete a Tete by Pasha Yamotahari12Miami Dade CollegeBay of Hope by Anna Delgado MilaevaA Note for Mary by Natalia JimenezHeart in Turmoil by Nicole FernandezTomas and the Death of His … by Cristian Larrocha13Monroe Community CollegeThe Seven Year Switch: Marilyn Monroe’s Rise to Fame by Katherine HarriganGoing to Bed with Ophelia by Jennifer Ellyn RollestonConversations with Angels by James W. DespawHate Me by Andrea J. Evans14Moraine Valley Community CollegeCherry Popsicles by Michelle GerrityCities and Fabric by Curtis TaylorBaking by Magdalena KrolThe Constitutional Argument by Michael Martin15San Diego City College16Santa Fe Community College17Sinclair Community CollegeThumbs Up by Joseph F. PickneyMaps by Amber BromerActions and Consequences by Dennis L. Hitzeman18South Seattle Community College180 Degrees by William KhazaalFour Takes of a Personal History of Summer by Tamarah PhillipsMy Best Friends are the Ones I Have Given Scabies by Tamarah Phillips19St. Louis Community College atGreen by Diana MillerA Perfect Song by Michael RooneyRube by John StrubbergVacation by Jenni Donnelly
53 Working Together on Multi Campus Colleges 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 CompetitionLeague 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 9th your winning short story, play, poem, and personal essay to me atThursday, 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
54 Sample Voting Chart –Selecting Local Winners on Multi Campus Colleges Campus CoordinatorsMaryJaneEmilyWendyVictorPrestonMartaEssayAl KarakMy AnexoriaBay of HopeTo RomanPoemReflectionThese Foolish ThingsA Note for MaryHermano FidelWarYour CondensationFictionHeart in TurmoilEscape to QuoiPartners in DistressThe Art of PsychologyThe WakeOne Act PlayThe Spanish PlayThe Disappearing ActLeague for InnovationStudent Literary CompetitionSelection for National CompetitionMDC Campus CoordinatorsScoringFirst Place 3 pointsSecond Place 2 pointsThird Place 1 point
55 Elaine M. Ludovici Conclusion 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. LudoviciFinal Report prepared by Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell