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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 [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:18-07:00 February 6th, 2014|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: New Essay From Mary Yukari Waters

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 | 2017-05-18T16:48:18-07:00 February 1st, 2014|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on Deadline Day

Alumni News: Heather Partington Reviews Aimee Bender

Fiction alum Heather Partington is making quite a name for herself as a book critic...including this recent review of Aimee Bender's latest collection of stories, The Color Master: Aimee Bender’s The Color Master is rife with these satisfying and unexpected details, the joyfully weird take for which she’s become known. As in her other collections, Bender creates worlds that stretch human traits beyond [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:19-07:00 January 28th, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Program News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Heather Partington Reviews Aimee Bender

Alumni News: Andee Marzell Reilly Sells First Novel

Congratulations to Andee Marzell Reilly who has sold her first novel, Satisfaction. Her hometown newspaper, the Ventura County Star, caught up with her to get the lowdown:  “The idea came to me when I was buying tickets to a concert years ago to see the Rolling Stones. ... I thought: What if I just clicked the purchase button for every single venue [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:19-07:00 January 28th, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Program News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Andee Marzell Reilly Sells First Novel

Alumni News: Cate Dicharry Sells Novel

Congratulations to Cate Dicharry, who has sold her first novel to Unnamed Press for publication in 2015.  Here, Cate talks openly and honestly about the unexpected changes she experienced as a new mother:   My son is now 10-months old. The difficulty of motherhood, it turns out, lies not in the logistics—manageable, or at least endurable, are the sleepless nights, [...]

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Faculty News: Gina Frangello’s Latest Packs An Emotional Punch…

...so says Publisher's Weekly in this great pre-release review of her novel A Life In Men, due in bookstores February 4th: Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 17, Mary Grace wants to understand why her lifelong friendship with Nix went awry during an ill-fated Greek vacation before their junior year of college. She can’t ask Nix, who has passed away, [...]

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Alumni News: Simona Supekar in the Atlantic

Alum Simona Supekar has an excellent new essay in The Atlantic about dealing with a rare disease...and finding treatment in an unusual place: Nobody wants to hear about how sick you are. I am so thankful for friends and family who have called to check on me or offer a drive to the doctor when my husband couldn't. But ultimately, it's a [...]

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