Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recent and forthcoming publications from SIUC MFA alums

Poetry alum Elena Pearson (MFA '07) has a poem, "Skyview Lake, Fourth of July," forthcoming in Moon City Review 2013.

Fiction alum (MFA '12) Nick Ostdick has a short story published in a new Main Street Rag Publishing Company fiction anthology called "Aftermath: Stories of Secrets and Consequences."

Congrats, Elena and Nick!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All is Not Quiet on the Pinckney Benedict front

news from SIUC fiction prof Pinckney Benedict's sabbatical:

NYC friends: I'll be reading at NYU as part of a series called
"Literary Publishers Present," readings hosted by editors featuring
their magazines' or presses' authors (so far they've had McSweeney's,
Paris Review, Granta, and Bellevue Literary Press). Zoetrope:
All-Story will be featured on Thursday, February 28, at 7 PM. The
host/introducer is the wonderful Adrienne Brodeur, founding editor of
Zoetrope, and the other readers are David Means and Kathryn Harrison.
There will be wine and cheese afterward!

Sounds like a great time, PB!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Fiction MFA Chris Allen wins theater award!!!

Congrats to Chris Allen, MFA 2007 (fiction) on this fabulous
honor--it's cross-genre too!

"Stitches," a one-act play I wrote and directed, took Outstanding Production
(the top honor) at the South Carolina Theatre Association Community Theatre
festival. The show will represent South Carolina at the Southeastern Theatre
Conference in Louisville next March.

Chris Allen

Wonderful news, CA!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Copper Nickell publishes MFA alums

Work by fiction alum Adrienne Rivera (MFA '12) and by poetry alum
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (MFA '09) appears in the new issue of Copper
Adrienne's fiction piece "Murdered Girl" and Andy's poem "Ghost Gear"
appear in Issue 18 of this great journal. Congrats to Adrienne and
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