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Alumni News: Athena Lark Booksigning This Weekend

  If you're in the greater Houston area, grab all of your friends, family, and neighbors and head out to the Cullen Auditorium at the University of Houston-Downtown on February 11th to see esteemed alum Athena Lark read from her debut novel, Avenue of Palms. Read all about it.

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Faculty News: New Essay From Mary Yukari Waters

  Mary Yukari Waters has a beautiful new essay in the latest edition of the Rumpus: Once, I worked for a large international accounting firm.  I had a good resume filled with the right internships, the right client assignments.  Contrary to popular perception, the job was stimulating and interesting; I got to work with a lot of smart people.   But [...]

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Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones in Buzzfeed

  Buzzfeed names Stephen Graham Jones' upcoming novel Not For Nothing one of their 15 most anticipated books for 2014: There isn’t a genre that Stephen Graham Jones can’t handle — horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, literary, Westerns — you name it. Not for Nothing is set in Stanton, Texas, and features a disgraced homicide detective down on his luck. If it’s half [...]

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Faculty News: Raves For Gina Frangello’s A Life in Men

Gina Frangello's new novel A Life in Men has only been out few two days and it's already picking up rave reviews, like this one from Kirkus: Frangello’s ambitious second novel travels the world—to Kenya, London and beyond—searching for the kind of experiences that will validate two short lives.In the late 1980s, college sophomores Nix and Mary leave Ohio to [...]

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Deadline Day

If there's one thing writers should love,  it's a deadline. It means they're working. And getting paid, no less.  After all, Billy Wilder needed to write the iconic scene depicted above  from The Seven Year Itch (and memorialized in downtown Palm Springs) before it could come to life on the screen.  Which brings us to today, the application deadline for our [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:18+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on Deadline Day