U of A Creative Writing News

Here is some stuff from the current students of our CW MFA Program:

Erin Armstrong‘s paper,  “Why Dr. House Needs A Cane: Creating Characters Through Physical Devices” got accepted for the AWP conference this year.

Emily DePrang’s book reviews, “The Curse of Oil,” and “Fact Over Fiction” were published in the February and May 2010 issues of The Texas Observer, respectively.

Noam Dorr’s lyric essay, “Inheritance” will be published in Seneca Review‘s Fall 2010 issue, which will be out this December.

Nicola Fucigna‘s poem, “Ms. Pacman,” appeared in The Nervous Breakdown in April. Also in April, her poem, “Electricity,” received Honorable Mention for The Mark Fischer Poetry Prize.

Kindall Gray’s story, “The Butcher,” was a finalist in the 2009 Gival Press Short Story Contest.

Glen Grunberger gave a talk on The Biosphere 2 Creative Writing Project on September 3rd for the U of A’s First Fridays Lecture Series.

Katherine Hunt‘s essay, “Wake Up Right,” was published in July in TriQuarterly Online.

Margi Kimball‘s essay, “The Backyard of the House at 48 Northview Drive,” was published over the summer in Memoir(and), where it won the prize in graphic memoir.

Lisa Levine’s review of Mark Matos and Os Beaches‘ album Words of the Knife was published in Zocalo Online.

Bethany Maile’s essay, “The Pull of Moving Water” was published in the most recent issue of the South Dakota Review.

Christopher Nelson‘s poem, “From Book of Hunger” is getting published this month by Spork. His poem, “Allegory with a Wolf in the Shadows,” will be published in the Red Issue of Fairy Tale Review this fall.

Ted McLoof‘s story, “This Is Not My Beautiful Life” was one of Short Story America‘s “Stories of the Week” in May. It was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Melusine: Women in the 21st Century.

Benjamin Rybeck‘s story, “The Ferris Wheel” was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Natural Bridge. His story, “Dad Stuff” was a finalist for Glimmer Train‘s November 2009 Short Story Award for New Writers. His story “Stolkholm Syndrome” will appear in the fall issue of Solstice.

Esme Schwall presented her pedagogy paper, “Three Dimensional Time in Short Fiction” at AWP this year.

Natasha Stagg’s story  “Lexi” was published in Thieves Jargon‘s Issue 201 in August. It was spotlit by FictionDaily.org on August 15th. Another version, under the title “The Woods,” was spotlit by Spork Press‘s “Weekly Fiction” on July 11th, and will be in Slow Trains this month. Her essays, “Writer & Celebs” and “Limitations in Art” were posted in Electric Literature‘s “The Outlet” blog on August 25th and June 29th, respectively.

Jason Timermanis received two grants from the Ontario Arts Council: a Works in Progress grant for his novel and a Writers’ Reserve grant for nonfiction.

John Washington presented a pedagogy paper for the fiction pedagogy workshop at AWP.