- Tobi Jacobi presented at the Community Writing Conference in Boulder on Friday, October 16. She gave a retrospective talk on 10 years of directing the SpeakOut writing program and co-facilitated a “deep think tank” workshop on homelessness, prison, and poverty with Phyllis Ryder, Paula Mathieu, Mike Homner, and Isabel McDevitt.
- EJ Levy has been invited to teach fiction at the Kenyon Review Writers Conference, June 18-25, 2016. Faculty include Lee K. Abbott, Stanly Plumly, Carl Phillips, Linda Gregerson, Dinty Moore, and Brenda Miller. Applications to this generous, generative gathering will be accepted in January 2016.
- Debbie Vance, first-year MFA student (Fiction)’s short story, “Black Mountain Lullaby,” will appear in Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment this Saturday, October 31. The link to the journal: https://flyway.org.
- Pete Garrison, MA candidate in English Education, recently completed two years of volunteer service as a member of CSU’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program. Pete served in northern Ethiopia, where he taught classes and facilitated trainings at a college of teacher education. Although he will miss Ethiopia’s generous culture and delicious cuisine, he is excited to be returning to CSU this spring.
- Aby Kaupang Cooperman recently participated in Essay Press’s EP interview project with H.L. Hix, Shane McCrae, Jena Osman and Bino A. Realuyo in a chapbook titled “Bound to the Past: Poetry (out from) under the Sign of History.” The chapbook is free online and can be found here: http://www.essaypress.org/ep-37/#HDEVk3bYIOt8vA87.99
- Gesture Press has accepted Mandy Rose’s chapbook, Letters to Pluto, for publication in Spring 2016.
CSU Creative Writing Program Reading Series Writers’ Harvest Festival: Andrew Altschul, newest member of the CSU faculty and author of Deus Ex Machina and Julie Carr, CU – Boulder faculty member and prize-winning author of six poetry collections. 7:30pm, University Center for the Arts, Hatten Gallery. This event is part of an annual national festival aimed to support local food banks. Bring a nonperishable food item to qualify for our exciting raffle! Thursday, November 5th, 7:30pm, Art Museum, University Center for the Arts, CSU. Free & Open to the public. Seating on a first-come basis – no ticket required.