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Jacaranda Essay Contest

The English Department and the LBCC Foundation are pleased to announce the Jacaranda Essay Contest to acknowledge students for outstanding work in composition and literature classes at LBCC. The essays will be assessed by a panel of academic faculty and staff for each category and judges based on composition, format, and documentation.

Jacaranda Essay Contest


The Annual Donald Drury Award in Creative Writing

Donald Drury Recipient - Damon Vincent Moore II

The Long Beach City College Foundation & the Creative Writing Program are pleased to present the Donald Drury Award in Creative Writing to acknowledge students for outstanding work in creative writing classes. The Donald Drury award is given annually to one or more creative writing students whose work shows outstanding merit in the genre of either poetry or prose fiction. 

This award was established by the friends and family of Donald Drury, who died in 1989, to honor his distinguished career as a teacher of creative writing. The guidelines of the award were set by the friends and family of Donald Drury who funded the competition under the auspices of the Drury Award, Long Beach City College Foundation.

Donald Drury Award





Start your career in Creative Writing by becoming a Writing Tutor or an Embedded Tutor in the Writing and Reading Success Center at Long Beach City College. Writing Tutors help students with their academic and creative writing assignments. Embedded Tutors work with faculty to help entire classes. Becoming an Embedded Tutor is excellent training for those who wish to become teachers themselves one day. You must be a full-time student to work as a tutor.

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English Majors & Minors Student Club

EMM visiting LBCC Child Development Center

EMM Open Mic Event

LBCC English Majors & Minors Club LogoThe English Majors and Minors Club is a student-focused group, sharing a passion for literature, creative writing, and reading. EMM Club members work in concert with the Creative Writing Faculty to design and publish the literary journal, SAGA. Club members organize and host literary events, open mics, and writing contests throughout the fall and spring semesters.

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LBCC Viking Engagement – EMM Club

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SAGA Literary Journal

English Majors organize, manage, and design their annual student-run publication, SAGA literary Journal.LBCC Saga Literary Journal Volume six

SAGA Literary Journal is a collaborative effort by Long Beach City College’s Creative Writing Faculty and student editors of the English Majors and Minors Club. LBCC’s English Department supports SAGA’s annual publication of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Many of the works featured in SAGA are developed in the English Department’s creative writing course workshops. SAGA also publishes works from public submissions.

SAGA Literary Journal



The History of the English Building

LBCC P building sketchOld LBCC P building

The English Department’s P-Building was completed in 1935 and is Long Beach City College’s oldest structure. Renovated in 2019, it is the only surviving building on the Liberal Arts campus from architect Kirtland Cutter’s original plans for the college. To see more historical drawings and photos, please visit our history page.

The P-Buliding



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