Muelder to Present at Presidential Library on February 26

Owen Muelder, director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College, will give a presentation at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield at 5:30 p.m. on February 26. In “Path to Freedom: How the Abolitionist Movement Helped Establish the Underground Railroad,” Muelder will share his knowledge of how the Abolitionist Movement helped the Underground Railroad in becoming the first socially integrated movement in American history.

Students: Submit to the Nick Adams Short Story Contest

The English Department invites entries for the The NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2020 (an annual contest sponsored by the ACM and dating back to 1973).

Submission Criteria:

1. Entrants must be enrolled students in good standing at Knox but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course.

2. Submissions are limited to one story per author.

3. Submitted stories need not be written especially for the contest, but stories cannot have been previously published off campus. (Note: publication in an on-campus journal or winning an on-campus prize does not exclude a story from entry.)

4. Entries must be double-spaced and paginated. Each submission must also include, as part of the same document, a title page with the author’s name, complete contact information, and the title of the story. Do not include your name in headers/footers on the story proper. 

5. Please save file as YourName.doc or YourName.docx, and submit as an attachment to clfitch@knox.edu. Do not share the file on Google Drive. 

6. Each submitted manuscript is limited to 10,000 words.  

Deadline:

Entries must be received electronically (.doc or .docx only to clfitch@knox.edu) by Friday, January 17th by 4 o’clock.

For more information on the history of the contest, and to read about this year’s judge, Scott Turow, see the ACM’s website.

Please direct questions to Professor Cyn Kitchen Fitch (clfitch@knox.edu).

Franco Book Among Top Ten 2019 Latino Books

Professor of English Gina Franco’s collection of poems, The Accidental, is among NBC Latino’s list of top ten 2019 Latino books. The list includes poetry, fiction, and memoir—”noteworthy books by and about Latinos you might want to add to the list of titles you plan to explore in the coming year”—and provides brief reviews of each of the selected titles.

Ferrigno Solo Exhibit in Des Moines

A solo exhibition by Andrea Ferrigno, associate professor of art, “Morphologies,” opened December 6 and runs through January 20 at Liz Lidgett Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa. The exhibition contains 26 works. The majority of paintings and prints were made in the past two years and include several new works created this past summer while living and working in Paris, France.