February 2016 News

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Graduate Joe Gannon’s second novel, The Last Dawn, was published by Minotaur Books on January 26.

Faculty member Laura Williams McCaffrey’s third young-adult novel, Marked, will be published by Clarion Books on February 16.

Faculty member Josh Neufeld is the co-editor (alongside his wife, fiction writer Sari Wilson) of Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose, due out in February 2016 from Pressgang.


Faculty member Sterling Watson will be giving a talk about his recent novel, Suitcase City, on Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at Wine Madonna, 111 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL.

Joe Gannon will be reading on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. at Broadside Books, Main Street, Northampton, MA.

Joe Gannon will join a panel of crime writers hosted by Charles Salzburg on Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at KGB bar, E. 4th Street, Manhattan, NY. He will also be reading on Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mysterious Bookshop, Warren Street, Manhattan, NY.

Faculty member Josh Neufeld, co-editor Sari Wilson, and contributors will celebrate the release of Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose, Friday, February 26 at BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY.


Faculty member Kathleen Aguero has two essays, “In a Different Light,” and “The Things I Swallow,” published in the spring 2016 issue of The Tower.

Graduate Gabriel Cleveland’s poem, “When I Look in the Mirror,” will be published in Issue #2 of MUSH/MUM.

Graduate Jenifer DeBellis’ experimental poem, “The Detroit Institute of Art,” is forthcoming in the winter 2016 issue of Mom Egg Review, volume 14.

Graduate Danielle DeTiberus’ essay, “Holding a Sacred Space of Many Silences,” was published by the national public radio show On Being.

Graduate Estela Gonzales’ Spanish-language story “Maga” was recently published in the Colombian journal, Revista Cronopio, and an excerpt of her novel-in-progress, Limonaria, is in the January issue of Flyway: Journal of Writing and the Environment.

Graduate Cathy Cultice Lentes is launching her website http://cathyculticelentes.com/and a new blog, Little Red Writing Desk.

Faculty member Josh Neufeld wrote the forward to Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir & Nonfiction, by Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor, and David Stoddard. He also adapted journalist Alia Malek’s story of Syrian refugees traveling from Turkey to Sweden into comics form for the story “The Road to Germany: $2400,” for Foreign Policy magazine. His nonfiction comics story, “A Scanner Constantly,” written by Adam Bessie, will be published by Pacific Standard in February.

Graduate Faye Rapoport DesPres’ short story, “Capture the Moon,” has been accepted by Red Earth Review for publication.

Graduate Alison Stone has four collaborative poems (with Eric Greinke) in the current issue of Forge.

Graduate Von Thompson’s poem, “June Cleaver Nails,” will be featured in the upcoming online issue of Pontoon, the journal from Floating Bridge Press.


Graduate Kat Fitzpatrick will teach an adult community education course, “The Act of Writing: A Course in Simply Putting Pen to Paper” at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY from February 22 to March 14, 2016.

Estela Gonzales gave a talk on Latino writers in the U.S. as part of the First Wednesdays series of the Kellogg Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont.

Graduate and Red Oak Writing DirectorKim Suhr will facilitate an Online Roundtable Critique Group for writers who are experienced in the workshopping process starting February 3. Visit http://redoakwriting.com for information and to register.


GraduateKimberly J. Kreineswas interviewed by theGadgettefor her work as a writer on the Story Team at Wizards of the Coast.

Faculty member Iain Haley Pollock’s poem “Brewerytown,” was recently featured on the Academy of American Poets “Poem-A-Day” digital poetry series.