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SMU Writers Group is the student organization for Creative Writing specialists within the English Department, and also welcomes creative writers from all over campus. Our members are dedicated to developing their craft and sharing their work and insights. We have regular workshops, faculty led meetings, student led discussions, and writers retreats to give students plenty of opportunities to both broaden and refine their work.

This semester will be an exciting one for SMUWG. Our lineup of faculty discussions is diverse, running from Problems in Poetry to Ang Lee films. We have instituted Film Fridays on the last Friday of every month, with discussions led by Matt Anderson. This month’s film is Fight Club, and films to come include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, There Will Be Blood, and Stranger Than Fiction, in addition to a field trip to see the debut of the new Alice in Wonderland in March.

SMU boasts a premiere theatre department, and this semester’s mainstage productions are right up our alley: “La Dispute,” “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” Each production is $7 for students and will be preceded by lunch at the infamous Fuel City.

Several field trips have been scheduled, including one to explore the rich cultural offerings of Ft. Worth, Six Flags, and trips to the DMA’s Arts and Letters program and to the Writer’s Garret. After Spring Break, we are excited to have our first SMUWG service project. We’ll host a book drive to benefit the Dallas Phoenix House Academy.

For the second year in a row, Writers Group will be putting on the renowned SMU Literary Festival. Look for more details as the date approaches.

We have a busy but fun semester ahead of us! Join us at Cafe Brazil on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 to catch up with friends, find out what’s going on this semester, and maybe pick up a book or two – bring any textbooks/books you have to buy for English classes you might want to trade, and you might save a few bucks. Bring your friends – the more the merrier!

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Submissions

SMU’s student literary magazine is gearing up for another year, with a new staff: Lauren Smart (Editor in Chief), Matt Anderson (Managing Editor), Sarah Bennett (Fiction Editor), and Melanie Rosin (Poetry Editor). We’re looking for submissions for our first issue to be published in late September.

Espejo is now accepting submissions for short stories, poetry, art, and music.

Want to see your work in print? Send submissions to: espejo@smu.edu

Text documents must be in .doc form. Images must be in .jpg form.

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About Espejo

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Espejo – Spanish for “The Mirror” – debuted in the 1970’s as a student run, print published literary magazine. After a long hiatus, the Creative Writing Program at Southern Methodist University revived the magazine in an new online format. Espejo is dedicated to showcasing the work of student poets, fiction writers, screenwriters, essayists, and artists. In addition, Espejo is the best resource for information on the Creative Writing Program at SMU.

Both current and prospective students will find information on the latest developments in the Program, including course offerings, professor biographies, contest information, events such as the renowned Gilbert Lecture Series and the annual Southern Methodist University Literary Festival, and Writers Group, our student run organization for lovers of literature and an outlet for discussions on current artistic trends and movements.

This semester we are also adding pages for each of our dedicated contributors that will showcase the work published in Espejo. We are especially excited about this latest project and the visibility it will give to our student artists. In addition, SMU is blessed to have widely published writers from across the country as Guest Editors, and we look forward to their contributions to the creative writing community we have built within the SMU English Department.

Espejo, along with the Creative Writing Department, is experiencing an unprecedented explosion of growth and innovation. We invite you to browse the site, learn about the Program and its esteemed faculty, and read some quality student work. Together, the student body and faculty are bringing exciting changes to SMU, and we hope you will join us as we chronicle the growth of the Creative Writing Program here at Southern Methodist University.

All our best, and Pony Up!

The Editors

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February 2010

Letter From the Editor: Kristy Martinez

Reflections: Lauren Smart

Fiction:
Matt Anderson ??? ???The 18th Floor???
Amanda Brown ??? ???The Four Fifteen to Santa Fe???
Jesus de la Torre ??? ???The Bum???
Alexandria Davis ??? ???Italian Roulette???
Chris Finnegan ??? ???Milkshakes???

Poetry:
Dante Silva ??? ???Nightfall???
Elizabeth Ball ??? ???Vanity???
Ryden Anderson ??? ???Love Is???

Music: Carl Sullivan ??? ???White Rainbow???

Essay: Melanie Pruitt ??? ???The Technology Bug???

Photography: John Michael Wilshusen ??? ???Snow Day???

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Archives

Vol. II, No. 1: January 2010

Vol. II, No. 2: April 2010

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Second Test

Please work.

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Testing, 1, 2, 3

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