First-Year Writing

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Laura Field attends CWPA to present paper on Writing Studio

Laura attended the Conference of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) in July 2014 to present the paper "Re-Imagining Time, Space and 'Efficiency:' Work and The Writing Studio Pilot Project" with Jessica Restaino.

John Hodges publishes multiple pieces of fiction and nonfiction, and 10 photographs in JB Magazine

John has multiple works of fiction forthcoming, including “Ethel’s Mountain” in The Writing Disorder, “Anguish” in The Insomniac Propagandist, 
“Rescue Harvey” in Apple Valley Review, “Dude” in Toad, "Raw" for Akashic Press, and "Leaf: A Monologue” in Negative Suck. 
A found photo with commentary, “Four Asian Girls In Plastic Keychain” will be publsihed by Diagram three non-fiction works, including “In Search of the Complete Revolutionary,” "Colin Powell, Elvis Presley, and Mario Cuomo," and "Christmas Morning," will be published by Shout Out UK and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood respectively. Finally, a photography work, "10 Photos" will be published by JB Magazine in June of 2014.

Catherine Keohane to present paper at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Catherine will be presenting her paper entitled “‘I Can Relate’: Teaching Swift’s Story of the Injured Lady” at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference in early November.

Nancy Mendez-Booth wins 2014 "I Am Latina" Essay Competition and is recipient of Author & Poet Scholarship

Nancy was the recipient of an Author & Poet Scholarship to attend the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing in July 2014 and was the first-place winner of the 2014 "I Am Latina" Essay Competition sponsored by Latina Magazine and Shebooks Publishing. "I Am Latina" will appear in the November 2014 issue of Latina and will be included in a future anthology to be published by Shebooks. Lastly, The Packinghouse Review has published her non-fiction essay "With Deepest Gratitude" in its latest issue, Vol. III, No. VI.

Michelle Ovalle publishes two poems and will be reading at Passaic Community College on November 8th

Michelle's poem, "I Woke Up on the Wrong Side of the Cosmos," was just published in the fall issue of the Edison Literary Review and her poem, "Guessing History," will be published next year in the Paterson Literary Review as part of a feature on poets under 40. Michelle will be reading her work at a contributor reading on November 8th at Passaic Community College as part of a celebration of that feature.

Claudia Cortese publishes multiple poems, an essay, and has her chapbook Blood Medals is forthcoming from Thrush Poetry Press

Claudia has five poems--“Next to Godliness”, "Strawberry Boone's Holy,” "Lucy lives in her gauze house," “Dear Claudia,” and “Lucy”--and an essay are forthcoming in an anthology entitled Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). Also, a poem entitled "Tinnitus" is forthcoming in the November 2014 issue of Swarm Literary Journal. Finally, a chapbook of Claudia's poems entitled Blood Medals is forthcoming in April 2015 from Thrush Poetry Press.

Sarah Ghoshal publishes multiple poems and reads on two-year anniversary for Hurricane Sandy

Sarah has recently published two poems, "Love Letter to the Jersey Shore" and "Suppose," in an anthology inspired by Hurricane Sandy and will read them at an event in Long Branch on October 29th, 2014, the two-year anniversary of the storm. Sarah has also published two poems, "Changing the Grid" and "High Class Fences," in the upcoming issue of Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal and another poem, "Poem, Heavy Air," has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Stone Highway Review.

"Using an Unlimited Rewrite Option" by Shil Sen

Shil Sen has posted a detailed account of his "unlimited rewrite" strategy for First-Year Writing on the FYW Blog that goes into depth regarding the policy and its advantages and disadvantages for both students and teachers. Click on the above link or the "FYW Blog" link in the left-nav menu under "For Faculty."