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Happy Day from Pandora’s Box: Save the Dates for Feb Events!

Hi Lovelies! You’re invited! Join us for our first Creative Showcase, “Vibrating Hope,” featuring the creative arts of our salon members Garima Soni, Melissa St. P. and Emeka Chima, plus collaborative arts from Pandora’s Box! (If you’ve been wondering what we do during the co-creating happening of our arts space, this may be your opportunity to be inspired to join […]

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Internship Opportunity for MFA Students

The Oyster River Pages (ORP) Internship is designed for individuals who align themselves with the values and creative expressions the journal embodies. ORP seeks to promote underrepresented voices in publication, believing that fostering diversity is the key to a more productive and compassionate society. We see artistic expression as holding potential in liminal spaces so that individuals and groups […]

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Peter Vanderberg – celestial navigation

We are thrilled to share the news that MFA alum Pete Vanderberg has a new chapbook, celestial navigation, which is available for pre-sale from Finishing Line Press! You should order a copy and surf the stars with Petey! Now available for pre-sale* at www.finishinglinepress.com Praise for celestial navigation: “Peter Vanderberg’s celestial navigation is a book […]

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Happy Half Hour at The Resort: Matthew Salesses and Courtney Maum

Feb 9, 2021 05:30 PM The Resort, an awesome arts space in LIC, is hosting a virtual happy hour conversation with Matthew Salesses (CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD) and Courtney Maum (BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL).  They’ll be discussing their recent books on craft and publishing, which is sure to be a valuable conversation. […]

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Anna Dinwoodie is in No Man’s Land

This just in: current MFA student Anna Dinwoodie has a co-translation of experimental writing by Liesl Ujvary in the latest issue of No Man’s Land! You should check it out:   https://www.no-mans-land.org/article/alphaversions/

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Why Open Pandora’s Box: Art, Love & Reality

A literary invite from MFA candidate Kara Pernicano–check it out: Hope all is well! A day to celebrate, indeed! What inspiration I find in our young poet laureate! Here’s to new light! I am planning a new year of virtual open mics & art salons this year! Sparked in quarantine, we keep evolving, called affectionately “Why Open Pandora’s Box: Art, Love & […]

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Online Workshop: Job Hunting Strategies During the Pandemic

Whether you are an entry-level job seeker or an experienced manager, this online workshop, to be held on Thursday, February 18, will walk you through all stages of a job search during the pandemic—from finding opportunities and building transferable skills to applying, interviewing, and negotiating an offer. Led by Maria Villafranca, NYFA Coach and Consultant, […]

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Kara Pernicano – The Winnow

MFA student Kara Pernicano has a poem up in the latest issue of The Winnow Magazine, wherein every piece in the issue is inspired by a set pool of words. See how her piece turned out! https://www.thewinnowmagazine.com/winter-2020.html

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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Information Session

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Information Session: Taking A Closer Look at the 2021 Disciplines 12/14/2020 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM ET Description Join NYFA’s Grants team on Monday, December 14 as they go over the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship disciplines in depth. Applications for the New York Foundation for the Arts’ $7,000 unrestricted cash grant, the […]

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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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