English Department to host virtual open house and ‘Six-Word Short-Story Contest,’ Oct. 28

The English Department will host a virtual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

At the virtual open house, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with students and faculty in the English Department, learn more about its programs and course offerings.

Attendees will also be able to read and vote for their favorite short stories in the “Six-Word Short Story Contest.”

Ernest Hemingway helped create a genre—the six-word short story—with the words, “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

All members of the Marquette community are invited to submit their own six-word short stories. Writers can submit one or multiple stories (limit of five). Winning entries will be published on social media; the top three entries will win prizes.

Submit stories via the online form by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

To RSVP for the open house, email Melissa Ganz, associate professor of English. You will receive the link to join upon registration.