First-Year Writing

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Kathy Curto publishes in Talking Writing and in the anthology Listen to Your Mother

Kathy's tribute essay, "Happy Twentieth Birthday, Bird by Bird," is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Talking Writing: A Magazine for Creative Writers and Readers and "Red, Brown and Navy Blue" was published last May in Junk and in August 2014 aired on WAMC. Kathy has also contributed to Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now, an anthology of motherhood stories (all kinds) that will be published in Spring of 2015 and is available for pre-sale on Amazon, IndiBound, and iTunes.

Carrie Lee O'Dell serves as Production Dramaturg for "Imagining O"

Carrie served as production dramaturg for Richard Schechner's "Imagining O," presented at MSU's Kasser Theater as part of the Peak Performances series. The play received excellent reviews in the New York Times and the Montclair Times. Carrie will speak about her experience with Imagining O at the Re-imagining Dramaturgy Symposium at the Snapple Theatre Center in Manhattan on October 17th.

Tatum Petrich organizes and presents roundtable at 2015 NeMLA Conference in Toronto

Tatum, along with Shelagh Patterson and Stacie McCormick, have organized and are presenting on a roundtable for the 2015 NeMLA conference in Toronto: Alterity and the Body in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature and Culture.

Henry Margenau publishes a story in Cleaver Magazine

Henry's new story "It's the Noise You Miss the Most in this Giant New World" has been published in the June issue of Cleaver Magazine.

Nancy Toomey publishes If I Could Paint the Moon Black and reads at Live Lit and other events

Nancy's non-fiction book, If I Could Paint the Moon Black, was published in September by Lakeshore Press Books. The book is the result of several years of interviews with 83-year old Imbi Peebo Truumees who escaped from the Soviet takeover of her home country of Estonia during World War II. Nancy will be reading from this work at the Live Lit event on October 8th, 2014 (10am) and at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair on Tuesday, October 21st (at 7pm) as well as other appearances at libraries and bookstores.

Boris Tsessarksy publishes a short stories in Folio and Lunch Ticket

Boris published a short story in Folio, a nationally recognized literary journal, and has a short story forthcoming this winter in the online journal Lunch Ticket that is published through Antioch University.

Jessica Restaino publishes essay in Composition Forum and gives talk at University of Delaware

Jessica' has an essay that just came out in Composition Forum (Fall 2014) entitled, "Writing Together: An Arendtian Framework for Collaboration" that is accessible online. Also, on October 16th, Jessica will be giving at a talk at the University of Delaware entitled, "Surrender as Method: Research, Writing, Rhetoric, Love," that is based upon her collaboration with Susan Maute. Finally, Jessica will be visiting two graduate classes--a virtual visit to Marquette University and in person at University of Delaware--as a guest speaker/author to discuss her book First Semester.

Jennifer Holly-Wells publishes "From Silos to Synergies" in Praxis

Jennifer has published "From Silos to Synergies: Institutional Contexts for Writing Fellows" with Sandra Jamieson and Maya Sanyal in the Fall 2014 special issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.

Mike Laser publishes novel with The Permanent Press

Mike's new novel My Impending Death will be published by The Permanent Press in May 2014.

Nick Samaras publishes multiple poems and his new book American Psalm, World Psalm just published by Ashland Poetry Press

Nick's new book of poetry, American Psalm, World Psalm, just came out from Ashland Poetry Press. Nick also has multiple poems including "The Resurrected Body," "Colophon," "Ghazal for the Naming of Theft," "Hades," "Rising Away From Me," "Ars Poetica as Reconstruction," "The Bridle Path," "Apocalypse Island," "The Translation of Georg Trakl" and many others in the magazines The Massachusetts Review, The Comstock Review, Rock and SLing, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southwestern Review, Prairie Schooner, Bellevue Literary Review, and the Denver Quarterly. Also, his poem "The Bomb of My Body that is My Body" has been anthologised in The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss (Foreword Literary, 2014).