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11.13.2017
MFA Faculty Gayle Brandeis has published two new books, The Selfless Bliss of the Body, with Finishing Line Press, and a memoir, The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide, with Beacon Press.      

11.01.2017
MFA Creative Nonfiction Writing Student, Rebecca Evans has her essay, "Harnessed," published in Gravel Literary Journal. https://www.gravelmag.com/rebecca-evans.html. Her essay, "Writing Me," is forthcoming in Fiction Southeast in 2018.    

08.07.2017
MFA Creative Nonfiction Writing Student Wendy Hill has her essay, "Archaeology," published in The Sun Magazine. https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/500/archaeology.        

07.07.2017
MFA Creative Nonfiction Writing Student Michael Fisher has his essay, "Willie," published in The Sun Magazine. https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/499/willie. His essay, "Turn, Bend and Spread," is forthcoming in Brevity in 2018.    

04.02.2016
MFA Student LouAnn Muhm MFA Student LouAnn Muhm has received a scholarship toward a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center for July, 2016.

03.20.2016
MFA Alum Brooke King MFA Alum Brooke King’s personal essay on war (“Dogtags”) was published in the fall of 2015 in War, Literature, and the Arts Magazine.

03.15.2016
MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou will speak on the topic of "Grammar as Voice" at Michigan Reading Association's annual conference in Detroit on March 19.

03.10.2016
MFA Alum Brooke King MFA Alum Brooke King’s personal essay, “Redeployment Packing Checklist” was featured on KPBS’s Veteran Series, Incoming.

03.05.2016
MFA Student LouAnn Muhm MFA Student LouAnn Muhm has two poems included in Volume 2, Issue 3 of Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

03.05.2016
MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou's novel, A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, was highlighted in TIME for Kids, where it was rated "a perfect 10, because of the immensely creative story idea and the crazy plot twists."

03.04.2016
MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou MFA Faculty Lisa Papademetriou's novel, A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, was recently featured in a School Library Journal Spotlight article, which praised the "rollicking adventure...sure to please readers who love a fast-paced, clever mystery."

03.02.2016
MFA Student LouAnn Muhm MFA Student LouAnn Muhm has been chosen to judge the poetry category of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association's Midwest Book Award for 2016.

03.01.2016
MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya reviewed in Spanish language news outlet Diario las Américas: "...el escritor Pablo Cartaya el aliado perfecto para 'confabular' en el posicionamiento de Miami como la capital de la literatura en español en Estados Unidos."

02.29.2016
MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya's book Tina Cocolina reviewed in Booklist: a "dense but sympathetic narrative, the author touches on hot-button, mean-girl issues in scenes of Tina feeling left out and discouraged. But whimsy is really the driving force here, a tone that’s extended in the cheerful, candy-colored illustrations featuring swirly, fanciful details and patterns, reminiscent of Mary Engelbreit’s work."

02.29.2016
MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya MFA Faculty Pablo Cartaya's work reviewed by Spanish language news outlet el Nuevo Herald: "Pablo Cartaya...es un escritor de origen cubano que publica en inglés, y que como tantos otros latinos en este país quieren recordar la lengua y la cultura de la tierra lejana, aunque escriban en el idioma de su ciudadanía." el Nuevo Herald.

02.21.2016
MFA Faculty Jess Regel MFA Faculty Jess Regel’s author J.C. Carleson was named to the New York Public Library’s Best Books for teens list for her book, PLACEBO JUNKIES.

02.19.2016
MFA Faculty Jess Regel MFA Faculty Jess Regel's author Linda Liukas will be featured on TED.com on February 2nd for her TedxCern talk on the poetry of programming and her book HELLO RUBY: ADVENTURES IN CODING.

02.09.2016
MFA Faculty Jess Regel MFA Faculty Jess Regel's author I.W. Gregorio made the Rainbow List with her book, NONE OF THE ABOVE.

02.07.2016
MFA Director Brian Turner MFA Director Brian Turner to participate on a panel (“Poetry in Conflicts”) in Berlin, Germany, during summer 2016.

02.05.2016
MFA Faculty Rebecca Makkai MFA Faculty Rebecca Makkai was a visiting faculty member at the Iowa Writers Workshop this fall.

02.01.2016
MFA Faculty Laura McCullough MFA Faculty Laura McCullough has two panels accepted for AWP (Los Angeles, 2016): one on Poetry and Creative Non-fiction, the other on Race and Diversity in the Creative Writing Classroom.

01.28.2016
MFA Faculty Laura McCullough MFA Faculty Laura McCullough serving as guest poetry editor for Bridge Eight Literary Magazine, Fall 2015.

01.28.2016
MFA Faculty Rebecca Makkai MFA Faculty Rebecca Makkai to at the Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop this summer; also the Seaside Writers Workshop, and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

01.27.2016
MFA Faculty A.S. King MFA Faculty A.S. King won the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for her 2014 novel, Glory O'Brien's History of the Future at the National Council of Teachers of English/ ALAN workshop in November.

01.26.2016
MFA Faculty A.S. King has sold her two forthcoming young adult books to Andrew Karre at Dutton. Publication dates will be fall 2016 and 2018.
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