My Interview with Pine Hills Review

Those of you who will be taking my workshop in August may find some of this interview, just out today, interesting.


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The Garfields

MFA Mentor Hank Garfield has written the Introduction to a new book about the shooting and death of Hank’s great-great grandfather, President James Garfield. The book is due out in September.,677268.aspx

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Housatonic Book Awards

Mentors, Alumni, Students, and Friends of the Program,

Please share with ALL of your friends who are authors, publishers, editors, and/or agents of recent books and on all your social media accounts this link:

The Housatonic Book Awards in Fiction (literary fiction this year–open to books published the last two years), Poetry, Nonfiction (of all types), and Young Adult literature (fiction and nonfiction) are open to nominations until June 15.

The more nominations we receive, the better the chance that we will have phenomenal award winners at residencies, as we have had the last two years with Matthea Harvey, A. B. Westrick, Mardi Jo Link, John Katzenbach, Jennifer Dubois, Gale Martin, and–coming in August–Tawni Waters and Leslie Jamison.

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Residency Workshops

Dear New and Returning MFA Students,

As Steph has posted below, the residency schedule and workshop descriptions are now available on the MFA web page. Please review the workshop descriptions, make your selections where appropriate, and email your selections to me no later than the last day of May. If I have not received your selections by the end of May, I will assign you to workshops.

In addition to completing the required prep work described for each workshop, I once again encourage you all to read in advance of the residency the Housatonic Award Winning titles by Tawni Waters (Beauty of the Broken) and Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams), both of whom will offer Master Classes and readings at the residency.

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Summer Residency Schedule Posted

The schedule for the August residency and the list of workshops have both been posted to the MFA website.

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Enrichment Presentations and Fall Courses

Folks, if you need to present your enrichment project at the August residency, please email me to let me know what you have planned.

Also, there are a few of you who have not contacted me regarding your fall course and mentor preferences. Please do so ASAP.

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Publishers Weekly

Would you like free access the the online edition of Publishers Weekly? You got it!

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