Tag Archives: Michelle LaCrosse

  • Genesea Carter’s edited collection Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class was just published by Utah State UP. She has co-written the introduction with her co-editor, Bill Thelin, and has a single-author chapter in the collection titled “’Being Part of Something Gave Me Purpose’: How Community Membership Impacts First-Year Students’ Sense of Self.” To learn more about the collection, visit the book’s page at: https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/3161-class-in-the-composition-classroom.
  • Doug Cloud did an interview for Bustle magazine on why word choice matters in news stories about sexual assault. You can read it here: https://www.bustle.com/p/calling-2017-hollywoods-sexual-assault-allegations-a-blizzard-avalanche-is-a-bigger-problem-than-you-think-it-is-3131240
  • EJ Levy is the fiction judge for Carve’s Prose & Poetry Contest. Deadline November 15, 2017. For more info on how to enter, see: https://www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest/
  • Sasha Steensen’s chapbook Thirty-Three Hendes was recently published by Dancing Girl Press.  You can have a look here: https://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/thirty-three-hendes-sasha-steensen
  • Lauren Lynn Matheny (third year fiction) has been selected as one of the best emerging poets from Oklahoma by Z Publishing. Her poem “Seizures” will be featured in their new book, Oklahoma’s Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology. 
  • David Milofsky’s short story, “Rumors,” has been published in The Ink Anthology (UK). Earlier this year I published my fifth novel, Managed Care.
  • Nate Barron, MFA graduate, won the Iron Horse Literary Review Prize for his novel-in-progress.
  • Dan Beachy-Quick’s poem, “Syllabus for Homer,” accepted by the journal known as The Journal, and have had three sections from the forthcoming book Of Silence and Song accepted by Diagram.
  • Leslee Becker won 1st Prize in Writers@Work Flash Fiction Contest for her story, “The Contender.”
  • Camille Dungy has been awarded a 2018 fellowship in prose from the National Endowment for the Arts. https://www.arts.gov/news/2017/nea-fellowships-support-creative-writers-and-literary-translators-total-12-million
  • Todd Mitchell’s middle grade novel, The Last Panther, was selected as a “Best New Book for Kids” by Southern Living magazine. Over the past several weeks, Todd Mitchell has visited several elementary and middle schools across the state to encourage literacy, creativity, and positive activism. So far this semester he’s talked with over 3,000 students and teachers about environmental and social challenges, and how reading and writing can be used to create a better future. Todd Mitchell also recently presented sessions on writing and teaching writing at the Castle Rock Writing Conference, the Niwot Writers Conference, and a Windsor CCIRA teacher meeting.
  • Several of Catie Young’s poems from “Stopgap” were published by The Elephants this week: http://www.theelephants.net/records/cl-young
  • The GradShow Awards recognize excellence in research, creativity and entrepreneurship in a variety of categories.  The 2017 winners were announced by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research Nov. 9 at the reception following a day of presentations and professional development.  Among the top 50 winners are two from the English Department, honored for Distinction in Creativity: 1st Place for $250, Michelle LaCrosse – College of Liberal Arts, English AND 2nd Place for $150, Katherine Indermaur – College of Liberal Arts, English.
  • MFA alum Devin Murphy’s debut novel has been selected as a Fall 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers title and received a terrific review in last week’s The New York Times (see link below). His second novel recently sold to Little Brown. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/books/review/the-boat-runner-devin-murphy.html

 

Writing Center Position: Graduate Student Assistant Director (GTA)

 

The CSU Writing Center Graduate Student Assistant Director (GTA) Application

The CSU Writing Center is currently accepting applications for the Graduate Student Assistant Director (GTA) position for AY 2018/19. If you have worked at the CSU Writing Center for at least one semester and are/will be enrolled in the English Department graduate program (MA or MFA) in 2018/19, we invite you to apply.  The pay scale for this position is the same as a teaching GTA position in the CSU English Department: tuition remission and salary of approximately $13,932.00 per 9-month contract.  (Note that this is the 2017/18 salary; if next year’s budget follows past patterns, we can expect a 2-3% increase in the base stipend.)

The Graduate Student Assistant Writing Center Director (GTA) position entails the following responsibilities:

  • A commitment of 20 hours per week to the CSU Writing Center.
  • Collaboration with the CSU Writing Center Directors to
    • Develop and implement CSU Writing Center policy,
    • Contribute to procedures for consultant training and supervision,
    • Coordinate daily administrative operations (e.g., determine consultant schedules, oversee payroll procedures, supervise work-study staff, maintain records of meeting minutes and online appointment system information, etc.).
    • A commitment to working in the CSU Writing Center for fifteen hours per week in summer, 2019. Summer pay, at $12/hour, is in addition to the 9-month GTA stipend.

                                                                                                                     If you would like to apply, please complete the following:

  • A brief, 1-2 page cover letter to the Writing Center GTA Hiring Committee that describes your interest in the position, the skills you will bring to the position, and other relevant information you’d like us to know.  Be sure to describe any administrative experience you’ve had, including supervisory or leadership positions.
  • A current vita or resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation from CSU faculty.

Deadlines:  Application materials are due on Friday, January 12, 2018. Please email applications to CSU Writing Center Director, Dr. Lisa Langstraat (lisa.langstraat@colostate.edu), and don’t hesitate to contact her with any questions about the application procedures.  After reviewing the applications, the Writing Center GTA hiring committee will schedule interviews with qualified applicants. Interviews will take place in early February, 2018.

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Poudre River, image by Jill Salahub

  • Camille Dungy’s Guidebook to Relative Strangers has made three exciting lists this fall, one of which was BookRiot’s 20 Great Essay Collections from 2017.
  • Harrison Candelaria Fletcher’s Presentimiento has been selected by Kirkus Reviews as among “The Best Indie Books of 2017.” https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/harrison-candelaria-fletcher/presentimiento/ He also had a new lyric essay, “Identity Theft,” picked up by Juxatprose.
  • Leif Sorensen attended the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) conference in Oakland, CA. He presented a paper titled “The Apocalypse Is an Inhuman Story” at on October 26 and participated in a seminar on George Saunders’s new, and Booker Prize winning, novel Lincoln in the Bardo on the 28th.
  • On October 19-20, 2017 NTTF faculty and GTAs were able to attend the TYCA Conference in Loveland thanks to funding provided by the English Department. Attendees provided the following comments on their experience.
Kelly Bradbury: “I walked away from the conference with some concrete ideas for ways to help students improve their writing, as well as a larger understanding of “the science of learning.” The information on “the science of learning” (from the keynote speaker) is relevant to my teaching, but also to my understanding of my own learning processes and those of my children.”
ChiaoFen Chang: “I’m glad that I can share my TYCA experience and I’m very appreciative that CSU can support us to join this kind of professional meetings. I think the advantages are the new teaching concepts and experience sharing among the lecturers and the audience.  I learned a lot.”
Katie Hoffman: “Thanks to funding provided by our department, the sessions were very engaging and practical, and she would be happy to share what she learned with other colleagues!”
Beth Lechleitner: “Was delighted to share collegial learning with CSU past stars Lindsay Lewan and Liz Jackson, neighbors who teach English at UNC and CU, and a former CO300 student (Natural Resources major) who is now teaching English in a Colorado community college and pursuing an MFA at the University of Alaska!”
Airica Parker: “I wish to thank Genesea Carter and Louann Reid for their support and care in making that possible. Carter really went above and beyond for NTTF and GTAs to provide this opportunity, which is a wonderful contribution that speaks beautifully of her arrival as a community member in her first semester at CSU.  “Digital Storytelling Meets Composition,” the keynote address from Doug Hesse, and “Service Learning in the Composition Classroom” were among the highlights enjoyed by Parker at the conference.”
  • Several MFA and MA students from the English Department will be reading original work at the GradShow on Thursday, November 9 in the Grand Ballroom in Lory Student Center: 9:50AM: Emma Hyche
    10AM: Katherine Indermaur
    10:10AM: Sam Killmeyer
    10:50AM: Michelle LaCrosse
    11AM: David Mucklow
    11:10AM: Zach Yanowitz
  • SueEllen Campbell and John Calderazzo will be conducting a science communication webinar for the American Geophysical Union on November 15. More recently, John has conducted two communicating-with-the-public workshops for the CSU College of Engineering and two for the City of Fort Collins’ Climate Action Plan employees.
  • Mary Crow has been awarded a residency by the MacDowell Colony for the Arts for next spring. She is currently at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Fog last week, snow this week, (image credit Colorado State University)

  • There’s a short interview with Dan Beachy-Quick up at the New England Review’s website about the poem they recently published, “Memory-Wax, Knowledge-Bird”: http://www.nereview.com/category/behind-the-byline/.
  • Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang (MFA ’07) recently gave three readings in Utah, courtesy of the Utah Humanities Book Festival, and its Director, Michael McLane (MFA ’08)-one at the Salt Lake City Public Library, one at the University of Utah, and one at Utah State, in Logan. Matthew’s long hybrid piece, “Difference Essay,” is out in the latest issue of Seattle Review.
  • On October 5, Camille Dungy was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro. The organization “celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature.” The award recognizes Dungy’s continuing role as an environmental writer, editor, teacher and activist.

    On Saturday, October 7, Dungy took part in the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival in Berkeley, CA, where she was featured along with writers such as Bob Hass, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tess Taylor and Maw Shein Win.

  • Tobi Jacobi presented a paper entitled, “Dazzled by Lila: Telling Stories from the 1920s Hudson Training School for (Incorrigible) Girls” at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Dayton, OH.  She also led a “morning meeting” session with Dr. Wendy Hinshaw on incarcerated writing and feminist tactics for literacy activism.
  • Mike Palmquist led two workshops and presented the keynote address at the College Reading and Writing Conference at Valencia College in Orlando on September 22nd and 23rd.  Mike’s talk, “WAC and Critical Thinking: Enhancing Student Learning through Writing,” explored the connections between writing-across-the-curriculum and critical thinking.
  • Skyhorse, the publisher of the paperback and ebook editions of Dan Robinson’s 3rd novel, Death of a Century, is doing an October BookBub promotion for Death of a Century.  BookBub is an online ebook book club.  Give it a look, buy the ebook, write a rave review (or don’t buy the book and still write a rave review).
  • Several MFA and MA students from the English Department will be reading original work at the GradShow on Thursday, November 9 in the Grand Ballroom in Lory Student Center:

    – 9:50AM: Emma Hyche

    – 10AM: Katherine Indermaur

    – 10:10AM: Sam Killmeyer

    – 10:50AM: Michelle LaCrosse

    – 11AM: David Mucklow

    – 11:10AM: Zach Yanowitz

    – 11:20AM: Catie Young

  • Three translations by Mary Crow of Olga Orozco’s poems are featured in the current newsletter of the Academy of American Poets online. Her new translation of a poem by Roberto Juarroz will be part of an exhibit in Dublin at the Instituto Cervantes. Both poets are Argentine. The Orozco poems are from Crow’s book of Orozco translations, Engravings Torn from Insomnia, published by BOA. She also has two books of Juarroz translations: Roberto Juarroz: Recent Poems and Roberto Juarroz: Last Poems, both from White Pine. The latter book was a finalist for the Pen America translation award.
  • Aby Kaupang’s paired tribute poems to David Bowie and C.D. Wright, “Flame Falls As Falls The World Down” and “Sunlight Come Shining,” were accepted for publication by The Laurel Review in their upcoming issue.
  • Steven Schwartz’s essay “The Loneliest Moon” has been accepted for publication by The Missouri Review and will be published in the spring 2018 issue.

 

Zambia Study Abroad Program, Summer 2018.

Info Session Wednesday, October 18 at 4pm in LCS room 304.

 

Fort Collins Book Fest

Writings and Riffs celebrates books, poetry and music as a means of storytelling, self-expression and social conversation. The day-long event is free and open to the public, and will include presentations, panel discussions, writing workshops, author readings and book signings. The event takes place at venues throughout Old Town Fort Collins from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. The full schedule and more information is available at www.FoCoBookFest.org. Also read more on LibartsSOURCE.

 

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  • The Center for Literary Publishing’s latest nonfiction anthology, Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays, will officially release May 15. The production team was Cedar Brant, Dana Chellman, Cory Cotten-Potter, Michelle LaCrosse, Morgan Riedl, and Stephanie G’Schwind. The book is available from CLP’s distributor, the University Press of Colorado, or via Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, powells.com, and elsewhere.
  • Cassie Eddington’s manuscript if the garden was one of seven finalists in Kelsey Street Press’s 2017 FIRSTS! competition. Her poems will be featured on Kelsey Street Press’s blog.
  • Tobi Jacobi will deliver an invited lecture on jail volunteer training and self-care at the University of Sheffield’s workshop on the Volunteer Sector in Criminal Justice in early June in Sheffield, UK.  The workshop launches an international, multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working in the criminal justice voluntary sector led by scholars at the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield.
  • Lauren Matheny’s short story, “The Dark”, won honorable mention (second place) in the Third Coast 2017 Fiction Contest, chosen by Desiree Cooper 🙂 Lauren says, “Don’t know if that’s worthy of the newsletter, but I’m super excited!!”
  • David Mucklow’s poem “Leaving Sediment” was published in the most recent issue of Iron Horse Literary Review.
  • Kelly Weber has poems forthcoming or now appearing in Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets, Triggerfish, and Grasslimb.

Eddy 300 Lab
Summer Hours
May 15th– May, 19th, 2017
(Please stop by the English Department office
for access)
May 22nd-August 4th, 2017
10:00am-3:00pm

The Writing Center
Summer Hours
May 15th– August 3rd, 2017
10:00am-12:30pm
In Eddy Hall, Room 23
Online hours TBA

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