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LTWR Alumni Pegah Motaleb and the Importance of the Humanities

San Diego Mesa College English professor, and LTWR graduate, Pegah Motaleb inspires scholars to succeed in the humanities to better the San Diego community. Read the full article here! 

The Chronicle is looking to recruit new staff members for Spring 2021, both intern and non-intern!

I hope you will consider joining us. If you are interested in joining as a regular staff member (non-intern), you don't need to fill out an application, just email that you will be signing up. If you want to apply for an editor or internship position, email for the application form and be sure to apply by Dec. 20 for priority consideration. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all. Contact Editor-in-Chief Anneliese Esparza at

Seats are still available in LTWR 502-6 for Spring 2021!

In Spring 2021, this section will meet R 6:00-7:50pm and asynchronously. This course satisfies the Literature Distribution or Elective Distribution. Instructor consent is required for this course. Email Dr. Stoddard Holmes ( if interested!

Fall 2020 Calls for Creative Writing

Students in LTWR 318 are looking for submissions to the literary journal, "318: A Journal of Undergraduate Creative Writing". 

Nature - - open until 12/3/20
Poetry - - open until 12/1/20
World Heritage - - open until 12/12/20
Horror - - open until 11/25/20
Mystery - - open until 11/15/20

Check your student email for more details!

UCSD Events Open to all Students

UCSD is bringing poet/media artist Samiya Bashir, short story writer Aamer Hussein, and novelist Randa Jarrar-- all via Zoom. They have graciously welcomed CSUSM students to join! Zoom and other details at the link below.

UCSD Fall 2020 Writing Series

 30th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival

We will screen all of the qualified entrants this year. The top scoring 30 entries are our finalists, and that list will be announced at the screening. Following the screening, attendees will be able to vote for their audience choice favorite. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony following the screening. The presentation will also include a retrospective of the past 30 years of the MAF. 

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 1:30-3:30pm  
RSVP to receive Zoom link:

CHABSS Voices: Creative Works Monthly Contest 

CHABSS Voices is a campaign to engage and inspire our CHABSS community to come together to emphasize anti-racism, inclusive excellence, social justice, social responsibility, ethics, and global culture. 

Every month from September 2020 to May 2021 (excluding December), the CHABSS Voices Contest will have a different theme. Submissions can be any creative work, such as posters/graphic art, poetry, spoken word, photography, mixed media, short story (no more than 1,000 words) or video (no longer than four minutes). Only entries in digital format will be accepted. Find out more!

 The Cougar Chronicle is recruiting writers!

Want to find out more? Join the virtual orientation Thursday (August 27) from 3:15-5:15 we would love to have you there. Email Anneliese Esparza at if interested in attending the virtual orientation to get the meeting info. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions as well.

 Seats are still available in LTWR 308A (02) for Fall 2020!

In Fall 2020, this section will meet MW 4:00-5:15pm. This course satisfies the Preparation Requirements, Literature Distribution or Elective Distribution. Prerequisites: GEW 101 and either LTWR 100, 208A, 208B or 210. Enrollment Requirement: Completion of the lower-division General Education requirement in Critical Thinking (A3). 


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