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Audrey Niffenegger Participates in 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit
Niffenegger was asked about her work as an author, her favorite types of comedies, her work at Columbia, and whether the Pixies are still the Pixies without bassist Kim Deal. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Journal Publication: Professor, Joe Meno in McSweeney’s 44

Professor, Joe Meno’s short story, “Animals,” appears in the new issue of McSweeney’s!

Chapbook: MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos' Gravitational

MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos, has placed his chapbook Gravitational with The New Megaphone. 

Special Mention: David Lazar and Hotel Amerika in Best American Essays 2013
David Lazar and Hotel Amerika receive a special mention in the introduction of Best American Essays 2013!

Journal Publication: Alumni and Faculty in 1913
Alumni and Faculty in 1913 A Journal of Forms.

Jill Talbot Has a Flash Essay in Defunct Magazine
Jill Talbot's Flash Essay, "On Hold," appears in Defunct Magazine.

Congratulations to Nami Mun!

Nami Mun will serve as Director of Undergraduate Fiction Programs for the 2013-2014 academic year! 

Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer in The Likewise Folio!
Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer has four poems  in The Likewise Folio!

Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS (Pressboard Press, 2014)
Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS, has been picked up by Pressboard Press. It is forthcoming in 2014.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen in the current Brevity.

Director of the Undergraduate Creative Nonfiction program, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, has an essay in the current issue of Brevity!

The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial.

Associate Chair Sam Weller's national bestselling book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial. 

South Loop Review and Best American Essays

South Loop Review Vol. 14 contributor Vicki Weiqi Yang and her essay, “Field Notes on Hair,” will be featured in The Best American Essays 2013 anthology forthcoming October 8, 2013. South Loop Review also has 3 “Notable Essay” Award from The Best American Essays 2013

Hotel Amerika has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year"

Hotel Amerika, Spring 2013 has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year" from The Best American Essays 2013:


Jill Talbot Has Been Busy

Jill Talbot, the 2013-2015 Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence, has been busy lately with publications. 

Book Signing for Jeff Jacobson's SLEEP TIGHT
Part-time Faculty in the Department of Creative Writing Jeff Jacobson will be signing copies of his new novel, SLEEP TIGHT, on October 9th, from 12:00 to 2:00pm, at Books-A-Million (144 S. Clark St)

News From Hotel Amerika

Monica McFawn's collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else (which contains selections previously published in Hotel Amerika), has won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Christine Maul Rice's novel-in-progress was shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Christine Maul Rice, Part-time Creative Writing faculty, had her novel-in-progress shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. 

Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!

Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl, Some Loveis a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!

Poetry MFA Alumnus, Stephen Danos, Is a Finalist (Twice)

Poetry MFA Alumus, Stephen Danos’s manuscript Based on a Book Based on a True Story was a finalist for The Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book and The Akron Poetry Prize. 


The New Issue of Ghost Town features Alumni, Students, and More

The new issue of Ghost Town Magazine features work from MFA Poetry students Abigail Zimmer, Samantha Schaefer, and Cameron Decker, and MFA Poetry alumnae, S’Marie Clay, as well as Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young. 

Fiction Writing Faculty Awarded at World Horror Convention
Associate Chair Sam Weller and part-time fiction writing faculty Mort Castle received two Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writer’s Association at the 2013 World Horror Convention in New Orleans.

David Trinidad Featured in Best American Poetry 2013.
Associate professor in Poetry David Trinidad's book Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera was published by Turtle Point Press this August. The book comprises over 500 haikus based on episodes of the 1960s soap opera. An excerpt was selected for Best American Poetry 2013.

White Noise from Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio
Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio's book White Noise will be released this September from Apostrophe Books.

MFA Candidate Chris Marnach wins Glimmer Train award
Graduate student Christopher Marnach won first place in Glimmer Train's annual Short Story Award for New Writers.