This collection contains literary works submitted for the annual On My Own Time Employee (OMOT) Art Show. OMOT is open to all UT Southwestern employees and students. Literary categories include:

  • Fictional Short Story
  • 10-Word Story
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Open Verse Poetry

Authors of winning Literary Art submissions will be invited to read their works aloud during Literary Night at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October. Winning entries will also be published in a Business Council for the Arts Program.

Questions? Contact Courtney Crothers for more details.

Recent Submissions

  • This Can't Be Happening 

    Cassill, Carolyn (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: As a student in a Clinical Psychology program housed in a medical center, I'm often confronted with the similarities and differences between physical health and mental ...
  • Ecdysis, revisited 

    Wang, Jennifer (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This is a companion piece to my poem, "Ecdysis", which views a burlesque dancer from a scientific lens. This time I flip the script and view the biological act of ...
  • memory stealer 

    Dorsey, Olivia (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This work was inspired by those closest to me and those who I have never met. My work draws upon my research into my family's history.
  • The Dying Man 

    Cao, Janie (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I was part of a student organization called "No One Dies Alone" that had volunteers visit actively dying patients whose family/friends could not be present. This story ...
  • going 

    Cao, Janie (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This poem was inspired by a patient I saw on the neurology stroke service when I was a third-year medical student. Her clinical course made me think about death as a ...
  • Crushing Summer 

    Boykin, Randall (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I had a dream about one Summer in San Angelo during college.
  • The grass is always less sterile on the other side 

    Pendry, Robert (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This poem, which takes the form of a Renku (or Solo Renga, a series of haikus that come together to form a story when read sequentially) was inspired by the musings ...
  • The Duck Farmer 

    Patel, Reina (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: While traveling on a houseboat with my family in South India, I woke up one morning to an intriguing scene in the waters around me. I could not let the inspiration ...
  • Beach Campout – How to Kick Your Friend in the Head and Get Away with It 

    Rodriguez, Rudy (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This story is an exerpt from a book I wrote for my children describing fond memories I have that range from my childhood to current day. Interwoven in these stores is ...
  • UTSW HAIKU 

    Mason, Eva (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I work in a wonderful lab under the direction of Dr. Ruth Gordillo, the Metabolic Phenotyping Core, and like many things at UTSW, it is interdisciplinary and integral ...
  • A Doctor's Emotions About Death 

    Sreeramoju, Pranavi (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: You will understand my inspiration to write this piece when you read it. Death as a human experience has bothered me in my work from time to time and it was a whole ...
  • Kindergarten 

    Shanks, Cari (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: When I was in kindergarten, my best friend was a lovely African American girl who had beautiful braids and wore multi-colored barrettes in her hair. We were both 5 ...
  • Nature's Life Formula 

    Rodriguez, Rudy (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This short story is about life. It encapsulates evolution both physical and mental. From microorganisms mutating to survive and thrive in new environments, to immigrants ...
  • In America 

    Howard-Dunn, Erica (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A recent trip to Africa. In the moment i thought i was telling the truth, but afterward I realized i subconsciously lied, out of fear of hurting him.
  • Your Eyes 

    Horn, Deborah (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: Just wondered if I saw something in another person's eyes, what would they see in me.
  • For here or to go 

    Segev, Amir (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: My life here for the past four years
  • Memories 

    Afuwape, Yemi (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A piece of art that was a collage of postage stamps strategically placed to create images of planes flying in the sky over an open field.
  • A new life 

    Hudgens-Haney, Matthey (2018)
  • #MeToo 

    Howard-Dunn, Erica (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The #MeToo movement
  • Insecure 

    Haston, Joshua (2018)
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: Yeah, one thousand words seemed too long. Short attention span.

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