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First Year Writing Showcase

Each academic year students from all First-Year Writing courses are invited to submit their work to the annual Writing Showcase at DePaul. This event celebrates the role of writing and writers in our academic, public, and private lives. 

The Event

The Writing Showcase honors the work of students and faculty in First Year Program courses. A panel of judges from across the university will invite authors of the outstanding entries to display their work. Beyond the honor of being featured in the Showcase, student authors will also receive awards funded by DePaul’s colleges. Attendance at the event is open to members of the DePaul community, their friends and families, and the general public. Next year's event will take place in Spring 2018. More info on how to apply will be available during Winter 2018.


Who Can Enter

Current DePaul students may enter work written for the following courses:

  • FYSW 102
  • WRD 102, 103, 103x, 104 and 104x 
  • Focal Point Seminars LSP 112
  • Discover LSP 110 and Explore Chicago LSP 111
  • Honors 100, 110, 111 and 180
  • Quantitative Reasoning LSP 120

Texts may include:

  • Essays (including narrative, analytical, reflective, critical, researched, and others)
  • Digication Portfolios 
  • Multimodal Projects
  • Reports and interviews from field work


Writing Program Director: Julie Bokser
Showcase Coordinator:
Joyce Miller Bean

For questions about uploading your entry, contact:


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