• Mary Crow’s poetry has been translated for a literary magazine in Chile.  Nine poems from her latest book, Addicted to the Horizon, appear in both their original English and in Spanish translation in Aerea: Revista Hispanoamericana de Poesia, Numero 10, Segunda epoca 2016, with an introduction in Spanish by Francisco Leal. The translators were Silvia Soler-Gallego and Francisco Leal.
  • Sue Doe was an invited speaker for the College English Association’s Coffee on the Commons on April 2 at their annual conference in Denver. Her talk was entitled “University Centers as Partners for Change” and reported on the development of the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL), which promotes research and scholarship on the transformation of academic labor in higher education, including but not limited to scholarship on contingency and tenure.
  • Judy Doenges’ story “Privacy” will appear in the September issue of Guernica magazine.
  • Felicia Zamora (MFA ’12) won the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for her book Of Form & Gather, judged by New York poet, Edwin Torres. The manuscript will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2017. Read more here http://letraslatinasblog.blogspot.com/.


Award Submission Deadline

Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Writing Award in Composition, Rhetoric, & Literacy Submission Deadline: Monday, April 11th, 5 pm. Find out more about how to submit here: Undergraduate Award and Graduate Award.


Immediate Need for a CSU Writing Project Intern!

SPRING 2016 INTERN ($500 stipend)

The CSU Writing Project is seeking an intern to assist with writing enrichment programs for elementary and secondary-aged students, including the Youth Science Civic Inquiry Project (YSCI) and on-campus summer writing workshops. YSCI is a partnership with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery designed to provide low-income youth with access to science and literacy learning related to water use, quality, and equitable access. Duties would include publicity, event planning, clerical and logistical tasks, and data entry. Strong organization and communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, and willingness to work with youth are required. The intern must be available for May 7 YSCI event.

Hours: 30 hours total, so 5-6 hours per week for the remainder of the semester.

SUMMER 2016 INTERN ($800 stipend)

The CSU Writing Project is seeking an intern to assist with the summer institute for the Youth Science Civic Inquiry Project (YSCI) during the month of June. The YSCI institute is a partnership with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery designed to provide low-income youth with access to science and literacy learning related to water use, quality, and equitable access. Duties would include event planning, clerical and logistical tasks, publicity for culminating event (a film festival in the museum’s Digital Dome theatre). Strong organization and communication skills and willingness to work with youth are required. Expertise in digital media is a plus.

Hours: June 13-25, for approximately 5 hrs. per day with some time to prepare ahead of the event.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and a brief paragraph expressing your interest and qualifications to: Cindy O’Donnell-Allen  at Cindy.Odonnell-Allen@colostate.edu.


Greyrock Review Release Party!!!

The Greyrock Review Release Party will be held on, Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 at Wolverine Farm’s Publishing.


MA or PhD Programs Professional Workshop

All students interested in applying to MA or PhD program in English a workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 12th from 3:00-4:00pm in Eddy 107, led by Pam Coke, Aparna Gollapudi and Roze Hentschell. Topics covered will be “Researching programs of interest, entrance exams, the application process, funding, and online resources.


Write That Book Workshop

 In this 3-part class, Laura Pritchett (author’s bio below), will share everything she wishes she’d known ahead of time about writing a book-length work.  Class 1 will focus on the basics:  thinking through your plot, your themes, your genre.  Class 2 will focus on the psychology of it all:  what prevents us starting or finishing a book?  How can we develop strategies to work with the demands that hold us back as writers, to absorb them into our creative process rather than avoid writing, or shut down, because of them?  Part 3 will focus in on the language:  motifs and metaphors and flat-out beautiful sentences.  We’ll be looking at some contemporary writers (of all genres) to guide us into creating more artful work.

Whether you’re just starting your book or working on revisions, this class will focus on important considerations for a book length work. Writers of all levels are welcome, although the class will likely be most useful for those who have already been envisioning /writing the book for a bit. The class is appropriate for fiction and nonfiction. A lot goes into the class, and you’ll be expected to do a lot too.  So be ready to work!

Cost:  Class limited to 8.  $160 for all three classes, approximately 10 hours of class.  Must sign up for all three classes.  Optional official night reading at the end (date to be determined).

Dates:  Sundays, May 15, 22, and 29, from 1-4 pm.

Location:  Publick House, 316 Willow Street

Teacher bio: Laura Pritchett began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, and Red Lightning, which garnered numerous other literary awards, including the High Plains Book Award and the WILLA. She then began work on edited anthologies, which include Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. She also has a nonfiction book about bears entitled Great Colorado Bear Stories. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and an MA in English from CSU. More at www.laurapritchett.com