Internship Opportunity at Seattle Met Magazine

October 20th, 2017 § 0

Seattle Met magazine is seeking interns for winter and spring 2018. This could be a great opportunity for English majors and other interested students who are looking into careers in publishing and related fields. The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017. See below for a more detailed job description from Seattle Met and for links and application instructions.

Spring interns will start early March (preferred March 5); those who are interested in the spring internship are encouraged to apply with the winter deadline, since we keep the application open until spots are filled. School credit is available for students who need an immersive internship in a professional setting to fulfill an academic requirement (with school approval of course). Recent graduates are also eligible.

Seattle Met looks for applicants that show an attention to detail, passion and independence, quick learning skills and good writing clips. Experience with news or politics reporting is a plus. Here’s a link with more information on all our internships and instructions; applicants should email associate editor Hayat Norimine with one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing samples.

Editorial interns are responsible for:

• fact-checking;

• primary research, reporting, and writing for Seattle Met’s five blogs (which can include hard news and politics);

• writing event and business listings;

• participating in team brainstorms;

• assisting editors in conceptualizing and/or executing features such as Best Doctors and multimedia projects such as slideshows, audio, and/or video content;

• assisting with some administrative tasks;

• working closely with the respective editors of their beat(s);

• and pitching articles, independently and proactively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

The internship is unpaid, but a great learning opportunity. Interns who shine at simpler tasks will have the opportunity to contribute to magazine features and/or departments. We want our interns to walk away with strong clips that they have earned. The position requires a minimum of 20 hours a week in 4- to 5-hour stints between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm weekdays.

Film Review by Professor Susan VanZanten

June 11th, 2017 § 0

A Quiet Passion and the Myth of Emily Dickinson

The myth of Emily Dickinson often overshadows her profound poetry. Read Susan VanZanten’s review of A Quiet Passion, a new biopic about Dickinson’s unusual life:

Flannery O’Connor Event

May 31st, 2017 § 0

“An Ultimate Concern”
The Life & Work of Flannery O’Connor

Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Seattle University
Bannan 102 Auditorium, Bannan Science Building

“The only concern, so far as I see it, is what Tillich calls the ultimate concern. It is what makes the stories spare and what gives them any permanent quality they may have.”
—Flannery O’Connor

Organized by Crossroads Seattle Cultural Center and featuring Image editor Gregory Wolfe, this multi-media presentation will offer insights into the life and art of American writer Flannery O’Connor.

A collage made up of film and audio clips—including O’Connor’s own voice—dramatic readings, and narrative background, “An Ultimate Concern” will delve into this Southern writer’s enigmatic stories and their provocative use of violence and the grotesque.

This event is an opportunity to encounter Flannery O’Connor through her own words, in order to enter into the heart of her thought, her stories, her personality, and her brief but intensely fulfilled life.

Senior Profile: Alli Bautista

May 25th, 2017 § 0

Graduating senior Alli Bautista looks back fondly on her days as an English lit major. “When I first came to SPU, I wasn’t sure what I was going to major in,” says Alli, like so many students, “but I was very sure of what I didn’t want to study.” She says her “decision boiled down to a few questions: What do I want to know more about and what do I love? And the answer to both was—and still is—literature.

“The English major is about more than just literature,” Alli explains. “I’ve found that it’s an intriguing intersection of history, philosophy, language, and life. I think I’ve learned just as many life lessons from my classes in the past four years as I have about sentence structure and Shakespeare.”

With her usual graciousness and sense of humor, Alli explains: “I’ve met with professors who care about more than just what happens in the classroom, who have taken the time to get to know and invest in me. The classmates I’ve met in the English major have diverse interests that extend outside our realm of study. The classmates that have become friends challenge me to think more deeply and, even more importantly, understand—and sometimes laugh at—my bad literature jokes.”

Congrats, Alli! We will all see you at Ivy Cutting and Commencement next month.

2017 Levertov Award

May 11th, 2017 § 0

Image‘s 14th Annual Denise Levertov Award
Richard Rodriguez

7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 25
415 Westlake
Seattle, Washington

Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez in 1982 published Hunger of Memory, a widely read memoir that remains controversial today for its objections to affirmative action and bilingual education.

Rodriguez’s second book, Days of Obligation, on the moral landscapes of Mexico and the United States, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Brown, Rodriguez’s book on racial mixing—the paradox of being brown in black-and-white America—was nominated for a National Book Critics award. His most recent book, Darling, explores the significance of desert landscapes in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

In 1992, the federal government honored Rodriquez’s work with the Frankel Prize (the award now renamed the National Humanities Medal). At present Rodriguez is writing a book on why beauty matters.