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February 2013 Achievements

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MFA in Creative Writing Program News and Recent Achievements
February 2013 Achievements

FACULTY:

Jan Clausen (pictured below, left) has a poem, "Ghazal: For Us" in the second issue of the poetry journal Theodate.

Darrah Cloud's latest play, Our Suburb, will premiere at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. next season, directed by Judith Ivey.

Kenny Fries has work (poems) in the new edition of the just published The Disability Studies Reader (Routledge).  His work has now appeared in all four editions of this seminal text.  Kenny also received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council Works-in-Progress program to support completion of In the Province of the Gods.

Bea Gates will be teaching a Writing Workshop-- "Creating Character, Using History"-- in Assisi, Italy from 7/30-8/10 with ART WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL.

Bhanu Kapil will be a visiting writer this week at Capilanou University in Vancouver, B.C.  She will be giving a talk on narrative and diaspora, reading from her work and teaching a community workshop as part of a conference on "Narrative." 

Susan Kim’s Brain Camp, the 2010 graphic novel that was written by Laurence Klavan and Susan and drawn by Faith Erin Hicks, was selected as one of the most popular paperbacks for young adults by YALSA, the young adult division of the American Library Association.

Michael Klein had a wonderful review of his book The Talking Day posted by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Rogelio Martinez’s play "Tang/Laika" will be workshopped by Asolo Rep as part of their Ignite Festival. There will be a public reading on April 12.

Richard Panek’s book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, co-authored by Temple Grandin, leads Publishers' Weekly's Top Ten notable science books for Spring 2013.

Paul Selig offered a workshop and signed books at The Lafayette Hotel in San Diego, CA.  "Trapped in His Body," one of his episodes for the BIO Channel series "UneXplained" can now be seen online. 

STUDENTS & ALUMNI:

Douglas Craig’s short story, "Elemental Love," and two poems, "Blues Harp" and "Stone Walls" (excerpted from his thesis), have just been accepted for publication in the 2013 Wayne Literary Review (print and online).

Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines: 4 Decades of Queer Comics, was featured on the NPR Books website.

Thomas Palmer (MFAW '13) published A Little Thing at Connation Press: An Online Artifact.

Thomas Park published a chapbook, Park Town: New and Collected Poems.

Shae Savoy's poem "My Father's Wars" has been published in the 2012 edition of Paper Nautilus literary journal.

Keisha Thorpe (MFAW '13) will be a monthly contributor to Identity Magazine under her pen name, Cassia L Rainne.  Her first article is The Story of a Tattoo.

Castle Yuran (MFAW '14) is featured in The Registered Citizen - she will teach a writing course at University of Connecticut-Torrington as part of her teaching practicum later this month.

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