News from the Professional Writing Program

November 28, 2012

Danuta Hinc was a guest speaker at The Writer's Center in Bethesda on Nov. 15. Danuta discussed the process of publishing her first novel, To Kill the Other, and working on her second book, a fictionalized memoir tentatively titled In the Forest of Angels.

Zahara Heckscher received a grant for a book she is co-writing about international volunteering. Her co-author is Joseph Collins, who founded the Food First Institute with Francis Moore Lappe. Noam Chomsky called Zahara and Joseph’s previous book on this topic "informed, sensitive, and comprehensive."

Ann Bracken’s poem “Marital Privilege” will be featured in the 2013 anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. The anthology is published by Blue Light Press in Nebraska. Editor Laura Madeline Wiseman describes the poets chosen for the anthology by saying, “The poets in this anthology intervene in the ways violence against women is perceived in American culture by deploying techniques to challenge those narratives and make alternatives visible.” In addition, Ann’s poem “Mrs. S” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize after its recent publication in the 2012 Reckless Writing Anthology: Emerging Poets of the 21st Century.