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September 2013 Achievements

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

Students and Alumni:

Carolyn Bardos (MFAW ’10) is producing a short play of Gary Garrison’s as part of an evening of short plays. The dates are:  Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m.  The place is:  The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY.  $10, $8 for seniors and students.  Cash at the door.

Theresa Barker’s (MFAW ’15) blog post, "Found," was among WordPress.com's "Freshly Pressed" selections for this week (daily editors' picks from across the WordPress.com  community.)  

Samantha Kolber (MFAW ’14) has been informed that Shoe Music Press will be publishing five of her poems in the upcoming Nefarious Ballerina grand anthology.

Thomas Park (MFAW ’14) has been cast in the play, None Of The Above: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline.  They opened in Carrboro, N.C. to a very large crowd.

Tony Mena (MFAW ’14) wrote a small submission/celebratory drinking guide that went up on the Ploughshares blog.

Jane Summer (MFAW ’13) has a story in the Masters Review which represents Goddard College and was judged this year by A.M. Homes. In addition, her thesis was offered two contracts for publication. She has signed Sibling Rivalry Press. They are planning a hardcover pub date of March 2015.

Matthew Quick’s (MFAW ’07) sixth novel, Love May Fail, has been sold to Sony Pictures.  

Faculty:

Ryan Boudinot hosted two events to discuss Seattle's bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature. He also presented an overview and leading a discussion about the City of Literature program at Hugo House. Also, in September, Ryan hosted another Seattle City of Literature presentation at the Seattle Public Library, Central branch. On October 31, Ryan is reading in Reykjavik during the Iceland Airwaves festival, with Andri Snær Magnason, Sjón, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, and Auður Ava, with musical performances by Elin Ely, Robert Forster, and Lay Low.

Jan Clausen's article "Academic Freedom from Below: Towards an Adjunct-Centered Struggle," co-authored with Goddard Undergraduate Program faculty member Eva Swidler, appears in the Journal of Academic Freedom, an annual publication of the American Association of University Professors.

Bhanu Kapil's work was noted in a review of The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry in India's Millennium Post.  In September, she spoke about narrative forms on a panel -- Space, Place, Reciprocity -- at the &NOW festival of experimental writing.  Also in September, Bhanu gave a performance as part of an exhibit of Michael Merighi's photographs of early Valie Export performances.  She was also invited to give a reading at UC San Diego this Fall and will be teaching a weekend practicum on contemplative writing practice at the Shambhala Mountain Center in November.  New work -- a travel/non-fiction narrative of a road trip through the agroindustrial corridor between Chandigarh and Delhi: "India: Notebooks" -- just came out in The Ancients. 

Michael Klein is reading in October at Old Dominion University as part of their annual Literary Festival and will be teaching “Don’t Draw the Line:  The Prose Poem” at Poets House in New York City for six weeks, starting on October 12th. 

Aimee Liu will be speaking about the writing life at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles on October 18, along with mystery author Dick Lochte and author/actor Bruce Boxleitner.

Richard Panek and his collaborator Temple Grandin were guests on Scientific American's "Read Science!" Google Hangout to discuss their book The Autistic Brain.  

Rachel Pollack recently returned from being a major speaker at a Tarot conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Reiko Rizzuto made a cameo appearance on ArtZone, Seattle TV, to support the Hedgebrook cookbook.  She also has a piece in the Hedgebrook Cookbook, Celebrating Radical Hospitality, which was just published.  She is also teaching a Master Class at Hedgebrook on November 2-9.

Paul Selig sold the audio rights to two of his books (I AM THE WORD and THE BOOK OF KNOWING AND WORTH) to Gildan Media.  He will also be doing the recordings.

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