The essays for My Learning Leaves: A Composition Contest for the Class of 2013 (sponsored by the Howe Center for Writing Excellence and the Office of Liberal Education ) are almost due. The deadline is December 1st. They are looking for projects from first-year students on ways their school experiences and learning goals align with, differ from, augment, and/or challenge those represented in the 2009 Summer Reading, Taylor Mali's What Learning Leaves. There are categories for Personal Compositions, Analytical Compositions, and You Name It. The prize for each category is $100. You could buy some nice Christmas presents with that money!
If you want to get inspired, we own several of Taylor Mali's poetry collections at King Library:
What Learning Leaves. King Library PS615 .M35 2002.
The Last Time As We Are. King Library PS3613.A4455 L37 2009.