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The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. All enrolled students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that competition affords.

Entries will be accepted in undergraduate and graduate divisions in each of the following categories:

- Fiction or Drama
- Poetry
- Essays
- Electronic Media


The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.

Please be sure to include a completed entry form with your submission.Event Details
Annual McKinney Contest -- Peter Carey, Guest Speaker
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Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308); Heffner Alumni House (1301 Peoples Avenue)

Peter Carey, the speaker for this year's McKinney ceremony, will present prizes to McKinney winners, read from his work, and respond to questions starting at 8:00 p.m. in Darrin Communications Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Mr. Carey will also hold a question-and-answer seminar at 4:00 p.m. in the RPI Heffner Alumni House earlier on the same day.

The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the contest, please visit the website listed below.


Peter Carey has been called "Australia's finest fiction writer." Over a career spanning twelve novels that have invited comparisons to the work of Kurt Vonnegut and Evelyn Waugh, Carey has received numerous major awards, including the Booker Prize (twice) and the Commonwealth Prize (twice). His newest novel is His Illegal Self (2008). Set in the 1970s, it follows the adventures of seven-year-old Che SEvent Details