Creative Writing

News

September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 12, 2019
First year graduate student, Claudia Rojas (MFA, Poetry), has been selected for the 2019 Writer's Relief Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers.  The award is presented to one poet and one short story writer for three cycles of Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge. To learn more about the award and Writer's Relief visit the Writer's Relief website.
September 12, 2019
A new poem by Joshua Weiner led off the summer prose poem issue at the online journal B O D Y, which also ran his review of Tom Pickard's Fiends Fell journal.  You can read them here.He was interviewed by Thomas Whyte in June.  You can read the short interview here.Joshua also read poems by Bertolt Brecht at an evening devoted to his work sponsored by the Goethe-Institut of Washington D.C.  You can read about it here.
September 11, 2019
William Fargason's Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara has been awarded the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize. Fargason graduated from the University of Maryland with an MFA in Poetry in 2014. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
September 5, 2019
On October 12, Mark Fitzgerald will lead a poetry workshop at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, Virginia.
September 5, 2019
The first Mock Turtle Reading of the semester will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs lounge) in Washington, D.C. The reading will feature work from first year Fiction and Poetry MFA students.
September 5, 2019
Peter Witte's essay, "Nearing 40," was published in Hobart. It was written as a nod to William Maxwell, after his essay "Nearing 90."
August 30, 2019
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella’s new short story “Does She” was recently published in The Southampton Review Online. The story can be read here:https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/tsronline/2019/8/10/does-she
August 29, 2019
Emily Flamm story "This Woman Is the Only Woman" was published in August by SmokeLong Quarterly. 
August 28, 2019
Nicolette Polek, who graduated from the MFA Program in May, has won a 2019 Rona Jaffe Award in fiction. This prestigous award is given annually to six women writers who are are in the early stages of their careers.

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