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Translating Audre Lorde Now

Image by Akua Naru, 2018 Mon, Nov 30th, 6:00 PM (EST). This event will take place online via Zoom. Register here to access the Zoom link. *This event will include live captioning in English. *In Spanish. English interpretation available. In summer 2020, during the pandemic and social uprisings, “Audre Lorde Now” emerged from Cuba, Germany, Mexico, and […]

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Poets House is suspending operations

  View this email in your browser Poets House is suspending operations It is with profound sadness that Poets House announces it will suspend operations immediately as a result of pressures stemming from challenges presented by the COVID 19 pandemic. We hope it will be possible in late 2021 to reopen once the pandemic is […]

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PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes 12 emerging writers each year for their debut short story published in a literary magazine, journal, or cultural website, and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers. Each of the 12 winning writers receives a cash prize of $2,000, and […]

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Call for Applications: Artists-in-Berlin Program

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of Europe’s most prestigious grants. Each year around 20 visual artists, writers, filmmakers, composers and sound artists are invited to Berlin to focus on their work and engage with the city’s vibrant art scene. Writers, filmmakers and composers/sound artists are encouraged to apply now through December 1, 2020. For […]

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OFF THE PAGE: MAAZA MENGISTE AND KIMIKO HAHN IN CONVERSATION

OFF THE PAGE: MAAZA MENGISTE AND KIMIKO HAHN IN CONVERSATION NOVEMBER 10, AT 7:00 PM Join us in conversation with two Queens College professors and authors, Maaza Mengiste and Kimiko Hahn, in the inaugural program of a new reading series, OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers. This program with Professors Mengiste and Hahn is sponsored […]

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Ghostbird Chapbook Press announces two new award winning chapbooks by MFA students!

Ghostbird Press is proud to announce  Julia Johanne Tolo’s  mother / cake  has been awarded the 2020 Birdhouse Prize from Ghostbird Press.   &   Ashley Somwaru’s  Urgent\\Where the Mind Goes\\Scattered has been selected as an Editor’s Choice for publication as well   We are very excited to see these two brilliant works come to […]

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Fall 2020 Broadside Reading Series II: Leila Ortiz & Zefyr Lisowski

Catch MFA alum Leila Ortiz tomorrow night at this reading for The Center for Book Arts:   Fall 2020 Broadside Reading Series II: Leila Ortiz & Zefyr Lisowski

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The Nightboat Books Poetry Prize is now open!

The Nightboat Books Poetry Prize is now open! We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Nightboat Poetry Prize and the 2020 Nightboat Poetry Manuscript Reading Period is now open! The winning poet receives $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book. The editors will also accept up to 3 […]

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Sign up for the #AWP21 Work-exchange program

Each year AWP hosts over 12,000 writers, educators, publishers, and students for four days of literary celebration and conversation. This conference will look different than in years past, which is why it’s so important that we receive all the help that we can get. It won’t be easy, but it would be virtually impossible without […]

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MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos wins Parity Commission

Theatre production company Parity Productions, the only New York Theatre Company that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative roles on their productions-playwright, directors, and designers-with women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists and offers free advocacy programs to encourage the rest of the theatre industry to do the same, has awarded two commissions […]

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Volunteering for the Firecracker awards

Dear Friend, This is a reminder that CLMP is currently looking for volunteer readers for the 2021 Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature. To apply, you must be a reader, writer, or editor engaged in the literary community. We encourage students of MFA or MA programs, alumni of programs, booksellers, staff members of arts organizations, […]

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Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize – Deadline October 15th

The deadline for the 2020 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize has been extendedto Thursday, October 15th!  That means you still have until then to get that story right, to chisel insight into that essay, two weeks for the right poems to reveal themselves. Winners of the 2020 Jeffery E. Smith Editors’ Prize in poetry, fiction and nonfiction will […]

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Rajiv Mohabir – HAROLD MORTON LANDON TRANSLATION AWARD

Congratulations to MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir for being named the winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets! https://poets.org/academy-american-poets-announces-recipients-2020-american-poets-prizes?fbclid=IwAR2PQiHUtyIpszkyztOaOv57vRGFhXZXrgDVTMfu8mf_mIGqnLpxz_EXgC4

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Retrieving the Real History: Exploring the Margaret Randall Archives at UNM

Organized as part of University Library’s annual Willard Lecture series, these events will feature (at 4pm MDT) Margaret Randall’s conversation with Nicaraguan revolutionary and writer Gioconda Belli, which includes a reading from Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home. This conversation will be preceded by a panel of scholars (at 2pm MDT) discussing Randall’s poetic, […]

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Anne Posten – National Book Awards

MFA alum Anne Posten has been nominated for a National Book Award in the translated category! Congrats, Anne!  Click the link to find out more:   2020 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature

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Melissa Bobe – Sibyls

MFA alum Melissa Bobe’s debut novella is here, with us!  (It’s right behind you–ahhhhhh!)  To celebrate, read this interview with Melissa in Before We Go:   #indiespotlight of Melissa Bobe, Author of Sibyls

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Jonathan Alexandratos – 1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos wrote this excellent retrospective on toy history for Toy Wizards!  (They’re right, 1993 was a great year!) Check it out!   1993 Was An Absolutely Bonkers Year for Toys

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POETRY STUDIES & CREATIVE POETRY CFP

POETRY STUDIES & CREATIVE POETRY CFP   POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE   Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA June 2-5, 2021 For information about PCA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org.     DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020   The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short […]

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Kara Pernicano Reviews Thresholes by Lara Mimosa Montes

This just in, MFA student Kara Pernicano has a book review of Lara Mimosa Montes’ Thresholes up on Full Stop! Check it out!   https://www.full-stop.net/2020/09/01/reviews/kara-laurene-pernicano/thresholes-lara-mimosa-montes/

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Breakout 8 Writers Prize

Epiphany Magazine’s Third Annual Breakout 8 Writers Prize brings visibility to the writers of our future by honoring and supporting outstanding college and graduate student writers. Submissions close September 15th. Eight Writers, Four in Prose and Four in Poetry, Will Receive: Publication in the Fall/Winter 2020 Breakout 8 Issue A $250 cash prize A year-long mentorship, including an additional short manuscript review, with Epiphany’s editor-in-chief Rachel Lyon […]

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TOYS 101 is Back!

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos’ one-person show, TOYS 101, is back as part of Strange Sun Theater’s Digital Theater Festival, Explorations! Get all the details when you read this fancy article in Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/TOYS-101-Goes-Online-With-Strange-Sun-Theaters-Explorations-Digital-Theatre-Festival-20200818 

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$500 Prizes: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers – Aug 15th

Dear Writer,   I’m writing with a reminder that our extended deadline for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers will close in ONE WEEK. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication in poetry and fiction, and they are open ONLY to writers who have had no more than two previous publications in the genre […]

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Nicole Cooley – Queens Public Library – Literary Thursday

Aug 13, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Virtual This just in: QC’s own Nicole Cooley will be reading as part of Queens Public Library‘s upcoming Literary Thursday! Nicole will be reading with four past and present Queens poet laureates: Maria Lisella, Julio Marzan, Paolo Javier, and Hal Sirowitz. It’s an all-Queens lineup that’s a sure hit! https://www.queenslibrary.org/calendar/literary-thursdays-featuring-four-queens-poet-laureates-joined-by-poet-nicole-cooley/000140-0720?fbclid=IwAR0ugWW1cN5C-E7OS-cHceD-cJ0cfH_PgBh6wT0SsVyrNkHQ0d9Q0TDZ4Fg

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Toys as Teachers | An Interview with Jonathan Alexandratos

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos has an interview with Incite/Insight, a publication of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.  Read their insights as they talk about toys, teaching, and their latest play, TOYS 101!   Posted by Incite/Insight on Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Women+ in Translation Reading Series

The Women+ in Translation Reading Series, this event will bring together five translators joined by their authors, working in such varied languages as Guatemalan Spanish, K’iche’, Hebrew, Arabic, Galician, and Senegalese French. The reading, moderated by Anna Dinwoodie, will be followed by a brief Q&A discussion (time permitting). We hope you’ll join us for this […]

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