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Carole Firstman, Shane Velez and Richard Margolis have been accepted to present a panel titled “Practicing Feminist Rhetoric: Three Experimental Writing Projects on Gender, Identity, and Representation” for the 2013 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, to be held at Stanford from September 25 to 28, 2013.
Also Michael Gray’s “I Was Born in My Mama’s Heart: An Experimental Exploration of Gender and Chinese Adoption,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference as well.
Carole Firstman’s excellent essay “Between Sunlight and Shadow” has been accepted for publication by Watershed Review. Many congrats, Carole!
Colorado Review has nominated Carole Firstman’s terrific essay “Liminal Scorpions” for a Pushcart. Congratulations, Carole!
Carole Firstman’s essay “Traffic Jam: Lagos, Nigeria” has been accepted by Defunct Magazine for their themed issue on “place.” Defunct is a cool mag edited by Robin Hemley at the Univ. of Iowa. Check them out. And HUGE congratulations, Carole!
In case you missed it, at last Friday’s reading Connie Hales announced the winners of the 2011 Creative Writing Awards for graduate and undergraduate students in all genres. Here’s a list of winners and honorable mentions:
Creative Nonfiction, judged by Marilyn Abildskov
Undergraduate Winner: “A Boundless Bind” by Sally Brown
Graduate Winner: “Traffic Jam: Lagos, Nigeria” by Carole Firstman
Graduate Mentions: “The Fall” by Ashley Wells, “The Spirit of Consumption” by Andrea Mele, “Crevice Dwellers” by Liza Butler-Aveson, and “Action Potentials” by Brenda Rankin
Fiction, judged by Liza Wieland
Undergraduate Honorable Mentions: “Ripples and Foam” by Grant Dempsey, “Maria” by Heather Ashcroft, and “Girls With Wings” by Blair Olivia Nishkian
Undergraduate Winner: “Foxes Have Homes” by Hannah Thompson
Graduate Honorable Mentions: “Hard” by Rafael Sanchez, “White Bear Lake” by Anders Peterson, and “Growing Season” by Tiffany Crum
Graduate Winner: “Lucky” by Peter Driscoll
Poetry, judged by Philip Levine
Undergraduate Honorable Mentions: “Blown Away” by Hilary Pacheco and “whiteblonde” by Carleigh Takemoto
Undergraduate Winner: “To My Mother” by Sean Patrick Kinneen
Graduate Honorable Mentions: “Debt” by Michelle Brittan, “Garage Sale” by Gabriel Ibarra, and “Insomnia” by Andre Yang
Graduate Winner: “If You Set Your House on Fire” by Megan Baptista Geist
Congratulations to all of our winners and honorable mentions! What a great way to end a great year.
It’s been a good month here at the Fresno State MFA program. Here’s the lowdown:
Current Creative Nonfiction Student Carole Firstman’s short essay “Curve Ahead” has been accepted for publication by Knee Jerk. Congratulations, Carole!
Recent Graduate James Tyner’s poem “At the Veterans Hospital in Fresno, CA September 11, 2001″ is a finalist in the Consequence Poetry Prize and is published in the latest issue of Consequence Magazine. Good work, James!