Loverspeak 2015 showcases ‘Fifty Shades’ of love

Sometimes a clever Amazon review can have more literary merit than a widely read novel that sold more than 450 million copies.

Annual Loverspeak poetry reading to take place Friday

Loverspeak will include a dramatic reading of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” personal works, a reading of “The Raven” and original poetry from Cal poly faculty.

'Byzantium' celebrates 24 years with a reading at Sally Loo's

The 24th edition of the English department’s “Byzantium” release included good reads and good food.

LoverSpeak: Poetry reading event set for Tuesday

Whether you’re a cynic or a romantic, LoverSpeak has something for you this Valentine’s season.

Get creative with the Al Landwehr Creative Writing Contest

Underneath the back-to-school hustle of buying books and crashing classes, there is bubbling creative activity as Cal Poly’s sharpest writers prepare for the approaching deadline of the 44th annual Al Landwehr Creative Writing Contest.

Creative writing contest winners ‘are advanced users of our tongue’

Allison Montroy The ancient Greek city of Byzantium was a hub of flourishing culture and literature, from poetry to song, that kept the art of creativity alive through the dark Middle Ages. So it’s only fitting that Cal Poly’s…

A poet, an engineer, an author — but above all, he is himself

Allison Montroy “When I was born, a pack of wolves was brought to its knees.” He takes a deep breath. “Frosted fur, whistling in the blizzard, they nosed at the mural painted by my mother’s blood and whimpered something…

Students and faculty gather to celebrate love of words

Kelly Trom Pastrami sandwiches, ugly cats, MTV, innocent crushes — you name it. Any topic you have a love for was fair game at Loverspeak — the annual fundraising for Cal Poly literary annual “Byzantium” — on Tuesday night. Students and faculty shared…