Dear Fall MFA Students,

If you have not yet registered, please do so immediately!

Thank you.

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New anthology published with my story “The Jasper Scarab”

And Death Shall - FRONT coverHi Everyone,

A new anthology published in the UK recently containing my story “The Jasper Scarab”  called And Death Shall Have No Dominion: Tales of the Titanic. It’s published by Lycopolis Press – they are so new their website isn’t even up yet – I have been assured that’s coming soon along with much more.

Inspired by mid-twentieth century noir, “The Jasper Scarab” tells the story of William Boyd, a lone childhood survivor of the Titanic disaster living in New York City. An ancient Egyptian artifact appears to be the common thread in a series of tragic events involving loved ones, yet William cannot depart with the object despite his several attempts.

It’s available in paperback for the US market on Amazon here.


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Dear New MFA Students,

We look forward to meeting you on Saturday at the New Student Orientation session. As you’ve noticed on the schedule, the session will begin at 2:00 and will be in Room 241 of the Westside Classroom Building. The Westside Classroom Building (on the Westside Campus, NOT the Midtown Campus) is the red brick building next to the Campus Center.

When you come to campus Saturday afternoon, you may park on the street at the top of the hill near the bus stop, or you may park in the faculty lot, which is across the street from the football stadium (a right turn across the street from Centennial Hall as you climb the hill). You do not need any parking permits to park on campus in the summer.

If you do not yet have a WCSU computer account set up, we will take care of that first thing in the session.

Let me know if you have any questions at all.

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Dear MFA Alumni,

I sincerely hope many of you will be able to make it to some part of the day on Saturday (August 1) for the Alumni Day/10th Anniversary Celebration. Would be most excellent if as many of you as possible could come by the opening picnic to meet the new and current students–I’m sure they’d love to hear about your experience in the program and what you’re up to now. And I, most selfishly, miss you all and would love to catch up!

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Two New Stories

Sad to miss the residency next week, but I have been keeping busy, with two new short pieces out.

The first is “Anti-Fragile”, a one-sentence story in a new magazine of provocations and “dissident thought”, Trigger Warning. Like many such zines, it is funded by the crowd.
The second is a novelette, “We Never Sleep”, which appears in the new anthology The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. And my name made the cover, which is nice:

Check one or both out. (Really, one is just a click away; check that out at least.) Hope you all have a great residency and semester.

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DarkFuse Anthology #3

Hi everyone,

Hope summer is going well as many of you prep for August Residency. I somehow forgot to post about this here; one of my short stories from thesis, “Ritual”, was recently published in the third volume of DarkFuse Anthology.

So if you like horror/spooky stories, please check it out! – Lauren Gallo

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Registration and Master Classes

Dear Students,

I emailed registration info to everyone yesterday (except a couple of you from whom I need a bit more info). Please check your email, if you haven’t done so already, and register as soon as possible for your fall courses.

Also, if you haven’t read the descriptions for the master classes by AB Westrick and Mardi Jo Link coming up at the residency, you don’t know that you have reading assignments. Please check the workshop descriptions on the MFA web page and read accordingly (in addition to reading Westrick’s and Link’s winning books!).


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