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Faculty News: David Ulin On The Role Of Critics

David Ulin has a great piece in the Los Angeles Times, where he's the Book Critic, on the role of critics, both literally and emotionally: A week or two ago, I was asked if the fact that I now write books had made me a kinder critic, which is a notion I reject. Yes, the act of writing books has [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 August 31st, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: David Ulin On The Role Of Critics

Student News: Three New Poems From Lizi Gilad Silver

Poetry student Lizi Gilad Silver has three new poems in the current issue of Thrush. Here's a snippet from her poem "During Our Marriage, We Neglected to Care for Our Livestock":   For ten years our feeble camel twitched her ropetail and winked in every room of our house. We knew neighbors heard her odd, two-toed footsteps and caught glimpses [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 August 27th, 2012|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Three New Poems From Lizi Gilad Silver

Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones’ Growing Up Dead In Texas Earns Raves

Stephen Graham Jones' latest novel Growing Up Dead in Texas is garnering raves across the country, including recently in the Dallas Morning News: Changing names and dates to protect the townspeople — and himself — Jones attacks the story like a journalist, interviewing sources and revisiting crime scenes. But sprinkled throughout this journalistic narrative are the intensely personal recollections and reflections of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 25th, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones’ Growing Up Dead In Texas Earns Raves

Alumni News: Recent Publications, Productions & Events

*Lee Cataluna's novel Three Year's On Doreen's Sofa is out now from Bamboo Ridge. *Debbie Graber has new work upcoming in Zyzzyva and has had work recently in a number of journals, including Hobart, Word Riot and Inlandia. *Chema Guijarro has a short story in the anthology You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens from Art Publico Press and is now an [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:27-07:00 August 25th, 2012|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Recent Publications, Productions & Events

Student News: Recent Publications & Events From Our Current Students

*Stephen Larsen has a new poem entitled "Ragtime Woman" in Measured Press (and you can hear him read it there, too). *Kim Watson is now an Adjunct Professor at Vanguard University teaching "The Art of the Pitch" and recently lectured at Occidental & USC. *Jim Jennewein is now on the screenwriting faculty at Pepperdine. *John Rosenberg's novel Tincture of Time is out [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 25th, 2012|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Recent Publications & Events From Our Current Students

Faculty News: Elizabeth Crane’s We Only Know So Much in the Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Crane's novel We Only Know So Much gets a rave review in the Los Angeles Times: Crane is at her best in describing the young love of Otis, and in her depiction of Jean as a long-suffering wife who can't really figure out why she's suffering. For obvious reasons, she can't fully share her grief over the suicide of her [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 24th, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Elizabeth Crane’s We Only Know So Much in the Los Angeles Times

Alumni News: Recent Alumni Publications, Productions, & Positions

Jessica Brice is now Sao Paulo Bureau Chief at Bloomberg. Jeff Girod's award-winning column, Final Word, appears weekly in the Inland Empire Weekly. Dani Harris is now an Adjunct Professor at Porterville College. Tiffany Hawk's novel Love Me Anyway will be released in 2013 from Thomas Dunn Books. Travis Hedge Coke is now a lecturer at the University of Nebraska, Kearney and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 24th, 2012|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Recent Alumni Publications, Productions, & Positions

Students News: Recent Publications From Our Current Students

Natashia Deon has new work in Body Literature and her reading series, Dirty Laundry Lit, is playing in a cool place near you. Natalia Cortes-Chaffin has new work in  The Potomac Review, The Acentos Review, Hayden's Ferry and numerous other publications. Jo Robbins performed recently at the Scottsdale Center for the  Arts. Lizi Gilad Silver has new poetry at Melusine: Women in the 21st Century, new criticism in Rattle, [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 24th, 2012|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Students News: Recent Publications From Our Current Students

Echo Park Rising Reading Featuring Natashia Deon

Get thee to Echo Park this Saturday for Echo Park Rising, a day long festival of music, words, food and legal libations. Alum Natashia Deon will be reading her stuff, which means it's probably a good idea to get there early...the crowds might overtake the streets:  

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 August 24th, 2012|Categories: Alumni News, Events|Comments Off on Echo Park Rising Reading Featuring Natashia Deon