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MFA program celebrates 10th Anniversary

I’m sure most of you knew about our recent 10th anniversary open mic.  I saw a lot of familiar faces both on and off the stage!  And, as alumni from all ten years of the program gathered to share work, the Knight News, Queens College’s student run newspaper, was there to take a few interviews […]

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Yvette Heyliger Mentioned in The Q View

MFA alum Yvette Heyliger (2010, Playwrighting) got a shoutout in The Q View, Queens College’s online newsletter. You can view it here:–14.html?soid=1103033957415&aid=6qZLmS842sg

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Submission Opportunity: Last Call for Submissions for Little Festival of the Unexpected 2018

Last Call for Submissions for the 2018 Little Festival of the Unexpected   Portland, Maine — Portland Stage is seeking its last round of submissions for Little Festival of the Unexpected. To be considered, all submissions must be received by December 31, 2017. Submission guidelines for dialogue samples and full-length plays are listed below.   The 29th Annual […]

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Scholastic Awards Juror Recruitment

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are seeking esteemed writers to serve as 2018 National Writing Jurors on the following final round panels: American Voices, Best in Grade, Civic Expression Award, Flash Fiction and New York Life Award.   Incentives to Serve as a Writing Juror It’s an opportunity for jurors to promote their latest […]

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Masks of the Quotidian – Camila Santos

December 9th @ 6:30PM The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 FREE MFA alum Camila Santos is taking part in Masks of the Quotidian, a multidisciplinary exhibition and dramatic reading exploring the complex identities of Brazilian women living in Queens. The lineup features: Camila Santos Viviane Aquino Keka Marzagao It’s sure […]

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Ethan Kaplan – Birdhouse Prize

Ghostbird Press is thrilled to announce Ethan Kaplan is the winner of the first Birdhouse Prize. His play Imitatio will be published by Ghostbird Press. ~ Thank you to all entrants!  The MFA thesis manuscripts were, without exception, strong works of poetry, fiction, memoir, playwriting and translation. We would also like to thank Prof. Nicole Cooley, Director of the […]

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Two poems // Senia Hardwick

MFA student Senia Hardwick has two poems up on TL;DR Magazine! Don’t be cruel–go read them!  (That joke will make much more sense once you see that one of the poems is called “The Art of Cruelty Index,” which is, again, why you should read them poems!)

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Zakia Henderson-Brown Wins the 2017 PSA Chapbook Fellowship

MFA alum Zakia Henderson-Brown is among the winners of this year’s chapbook prizes from the Poetry Society of America! Congratulations, Zakia!  We’re so proud of you!

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How Star Trek Makes Me a Better Teacher

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos has a teaching secret: Star Trek. Set phasers to stunned, and boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before, by reading this essay about pedagogy and fandom:

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Shanghai Literary Review

The Shanghai Literary Review wants you to send your submissions of art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, boom reviews, and translation for their consideration.  And, you might like to know that MFA alum Mike Fu is Translation Editor for SLR.  (Just sayin.’) Check out for more information! Save

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