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Nonfiction Memoir By MFA Graduate

Nonfiction Memoir By MFA Graduate

Wendy Bilen, MFA '06, has had a memoir, Finding Josie, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society. "Much more than mere memoir or family history, this dual story about Bilen's journey illuminates the surprising ways our lives intersect with our ancestors'. An extraordinary story about a seemingly ordinary woman, Finding Josie will inspire readers to explore their own family history in their own way."

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Debut Poetry Collections by Recent MFA Graduates

Debut Poetry Collections by Recent MFA Graduates

Two debut poetry collections by two recent graduates of George Mason University's MFA Program are now available. Other Latitudes by Brian Brodeur was chosen by Stephen Dunn as winner of the 2007 Akron Poetry Series. http://www3.uakron.edu/uapress/brodeur.html Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson was chosen by Marie Howe as winner of the 2008 Perugia Press Prize. http://perugiapress.com/books2008_2min.html

Congratulations to Laura Ellen Scott

Congratulations to Laura Ellen Scott

Laura Ellen Scott, MFA ’93, has had a flurry of success recently. “From Laura’s Pocket Guide…” was published in Hobart; “Exoskeletal”was published in Behind the Wainscot; “Felly Stories” was published in Storyglossia; “Do you know what it means to miss,” an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, was published in Juked; “Render, or to transmit to another” was published in the December issue of elmmae; and she has stories forthcoming in the “future” issue of Barrelhouse and in the anthology Gravity Dancers: More Fiction from Washington Area Women.

Two debut poetry collections by two recent graduates of George Mason University's MFA Program are now available.

Two debut poetry collections by two recent graduates of George Mason University's MFA Program are now available.

Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson was chosen by Marie Howe as winner of the 2008 Perugia Press Prize. Other Latitudes by Brian Brodeur was chosen by Stephen Dunn as winner of the 2007 Akron Poetry Series.

Second Novel for MFA Alum

Second Novel for MFA Alum

Author of The Lake, the River & the Other Lake (Pantheon), Steve Amick, has a second novel Nothing But a Smile (Pantheon), due out in March 2009. "It's 1944 and Wink Dutton, a former illustrator for Stars and Stripes has returned to Chicago after an injury to his drawing hand gets him an unwanted discharge from the service.

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2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium

2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The College is pleased to announce the 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium will showcase some of the excellent research and creative activity of CHSS undergraduate majors. The symposium is scheduled for April 14, 2009 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Dewberry Hall Lobby of the Johnson Center. Additional information and application materials can be found here. If you are a Facebook member, the information is available on the CHSS Facebook Events Page.

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