- An essay of Dan Beachy-Quick’s, “Even,” about Marcel Duchamp and the underworld, won the 2017 Zone 3 price in nonfiction.
- On October 20th, Kelly Bradbury served on the Editorial Roundtable at the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder. She also attended the TYCA-SW Conference in Loveland last week.
- Matthew Cooperman has an essay on craft, “Day and Night: Time and Writing” up at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.com/2017/10/on-writing-141-matthew-cooperman.html . There’s a new review of Spool up at the new issue of Free Verse, as well, which also contains poetry by Dan Beachy-Quick. https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/freeverse/Archives/2017/reviews/McKinney_Cooperman.html
- Sue Doe participated in the Community Writing Conference in Boulder, presenting alongside former Rhet/Comp grad students Lydia Page, Sarah Austin, and Vani Kannan. The title of their session was “Sustaining Performative Interventions in Academic Labor: Theory and Practice.”
- Tobi Jacobi and Mary Ellen Sanger presented “SpeakOut! Writers on Self-Publication: Reflections from Community Writing” and Michelle Curry presented “Dignifying Quieted Voices: The Role of Self-Publication in Community Writing from Jail” as part of a panel on self-publishing at the Conference on Community Writing on October 21, 2017.
ForkSocket will have a reading on Friday, November 3 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House (316 Willow St.). Readers include Margaret Browne, Evan Senie, and Ally Eden.
Student Writing Group
Do you have writing that needs to be workshopped by fellow writers? Do you want an informal environment of people who can help? My name is Kenna Castleberry, and I may be able to help you out. I’m hoping to start a student writing group (no more than 7 people) to meet up once a week or so and swap and discuss our writing. I’m flexible on timing as well as genres. If you have some work that needs to be workshopped, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, fellow wordsmiths!