Tongue and Ink 2010 Update: The Keynotes

Mary Jo Bang, Robbie Q. Telfer, and Pinckney Benedict. Want more? Click your way inside!

Do you know how to write an Opera? Vayo and Brokaw do!

Fertile Ground. Tuesday, February 16th. Presser Hall, Room 16. 8-9pm. Details inside.

Aaannd we're back!

Tributaries is back this semester with an insanely busy lineup. Click this for proof.

Game on, Rumor Mill!: The straight dope from Tribs staff on the editorial process

This entry to the blog is being made in the interest of transparency. Here, we will discuss exactly what has been happening with Tributaries in the editorial process. Additionally, we will outline our new editorial process guidelines, as created by feedback from you all (the writing community) in an effort to better said process. Leave comments!!!

A Feast of Light = A new kind of novel reading

Dr. Lynn Devore of the English Department presented his novel A Feast of Light to IWU students and faculty in the Hansen Student Center last Thursday, November 19th. Dr. Devore, who "hates boring readings" wanted to give the audience a little something different...

IWU Writing Community Member Published!

IWU sophomore and writing community member Kamaya Thompson had her first book Blue Rose published by McClure Publishing. It is currently for sale on Amazon and at Illinois Wesleyan's Bookstore. This poetry novel is a book you should all read, if only to support your local arts and artists!

Spooky Slam: Hosted by Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway

The Spooky Slam featuring Nathaniel Strauss and Stephanie Nudelman took place on Thursday night, and was Tributaries' first poetry slam of the year. The event had free candy, punch, Ernest Hemingway, and Sylvia Plath, as well as some great (and occasionally spectacularly spooky) poetry. The weather (torrential downpour with a slight hint of monsoon) was the perfect ambiance for the spookiest slam yet.

Dr. Sainsbury's Lost River= Somber Brilliance

Dr. Sainsbury was the second to present in Tributaries' Faculty lecture series on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. She read from her recently finalized memoir, Lost River, which is about her father's tragic suicide. The reading was well attended, moving, heartfelt, engaging, and exactly what the writing community ordered. Click the title to find out more!


Tributaries has a big month coming up! We have both a faculty presentation by Dr. Sainsbury and The Spooky Slam (aka October poetry slam)! Look inside.


Who wants to win some poetry/prose prizes!?!?! Our friends at Black Lawrence Press have sent us a couple of contest reminders from Dzanc books. Check it out!