Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

As a New Year’s event represented by Analecta, the literary journal by the English Department at IU South Bend, the Analecta Art Exhibition will open January 2nd and last until the 14th on the fifth floor of the IU South Bend Schurz Library. There are submissions of poetry and artwork by Vincent Bauters (the editors in chief of Analecta 2008,) Eric Duenez (2008 Laster M. Wolfson Poetry Ward Recipient,) Rebecca Gibson, Ashley Hartsough, Amy Iros, Rebecca Pelky, and Laura Pimienta.

The annual spring issue of 2009 will be introduced by the English Department, and a guest writer will announcement the winners of the resulting writing awards on April 11th.

This year’s guest writer is Susan Choi.
“Susan Choi was born in Indiana and grew up in Texas. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction and was a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award at Barnes & Noble. With David Remnick, she edited an anthology of fiction titled Wonderful Town: New York Stories from “The New Yorkers,” Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2004 Susan Choi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn, New York” (A note from The Foreign Student).

Both The Foreign Student and American Woman are available at the IU South Bend, Schurz Library.

Please enjoy the exhibition and the next event by Analecta!

Peace and lots of love,

Naoko Fujimoto
The editor in chief of Analecta 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Writer's Meeting
Tuesday, December 30th, 6:00 p.m.
The Hammes Bookstore at Notre Dame.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree~ Oh Christmas Tree~ How b@#$%^ *(#)$(@% %$))9...

I wish your merry Christmas~ I wish your merry Christmas~ I wish your merry Christmas and a @#$)%(^*#$)...

Underneath of Christmas tree~ I just want to have for my own (?) More than you wish $%^%^%)@)!(~...

Do you know what Christmas songs I sing with Japanese accent?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Analecta wants nonfiction stories.

If you are IUSB students, please submit your nonfiction stories at

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dear Artists,

Thank you for submitting your art work to Analecta. We would like you to display your art on the fifth floor of the IU South Bend, Schurz Library; however, the Analecta committees have not yet decided on the arts to include for publication in Analecta. The exhibition will be open January 2nd to the 14th in 2009. If you are interested in displaying your art, please contact Naoko Fujimoto, the editor in chief for Analecta.

The editor in chief is still looking for a digital artist who can work and design the cover art for Analecta with her.

In the end of the spring semester, Analecta student editors will pick the best art work for 2009. And the person who wins will receive a private exhibition at the library during May 2009. The fifth floor at the library is usually booked by art professors for their exhibitions.

1. Bring a single piece of the most preferred work.
2. Frame art work for protection purposes.
3. Please deliver your art to the library on January 2nd at 2:00pm. The editor will give you a hook for your art and its location, where you will then place it for display.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Toys for Tots

(pictures: Toys by everyone's donation under my little Christmas tree)

I would like to say many, many thank you who support Toys for Tots. I received $83.00 for total! I just purchased toys after I finished writing one of final papers today. (I have one more final exam tomorrow and two final papers before Christmas.)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Talia's chapbook, This Admirable Miry Clay, will be published by Dancing Girl Press in March!
See the complete list of 2009 dgp chaps at Kristy Bowen's blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I am going to teach Japanese at IU South Bend from fall 2009!
I got a job!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Don't forget!

The Analecta submissions are accepted until the end of the fall semester 2008and we are looking forward to reading and seeing your creative works!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Art sale for Toys for Tots will be ended by this Saturday. I will buy toys with your donations this weekend. If someone is interested in making donation, please contact me by Dec 6th!
_______________________________________TOTAL Donation $73.oo