Write in the Mountains June 28 – 30, 2019

June is a great time to visit the Rocky Mountains. Georgetown Indie Con is a writer’s conference in the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District in its third year. Programming this year promises to be the best yet. For aspiring to seasoned writers. All students get a highly discounted rate ($100), must show student ID at registration. This year I am also able to offer WCSU MFA, faculty and alumni a $25 weekend pass discount. Use discount code “WritersConference.” GEOCON has worked closely with Regis Mile-High MFA program to develop GEOCON’s 2019 lineup.

Keynote Speakers:

Erika T. Wurth, works include Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, Indian Trains and One Thousand Horses. Erika teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University, has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts and mentor at Regis University.

David Hicks, author of the novel White Plains, is English Professor and
Co-Director of Regis University Mile-High MFA program.

Erika Krouse, author of the novel Contenders, her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire.com, Ploughshares, One Story, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, Story, Boulevard, Crazyhorse, and Shenandoah.

Check out the GEOCON website for more information on schedule, workshops and more.

Email me with questions amc@amcannon.com.


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Writing Job at Boston College



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MFA Reading This Thursday, 5/23

Join us on Thursday and share some of your work! All are welcome to attend and read. Sign up begins at 6:00; reading starts at 6:30. Come celebrate the end of the semester and our newly-minted MFA grads!


Bad Dream Reading

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Upcoming MFA Events!

Howdy, Writers!

As the semester winds down, I wanted to take a moment to share a friendly reminder of some of the exciting events we have coming up that you are all welcome to attend:

May 11 – Press Fest at the PEN World Voices Festival. WCSU MFA and Poor Yorick will have a table at Press Fest at the Brooklyn Library from 11-6pm. Free and open to all. https://www.clmp.org/pressfest/

May 18 – Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest – We’ll have a table here, too. A great line-up of events going on all day. https://sleepyhollowlitfest.org/about/

May 23, 6:00pm – Bad Dream Brewing Reading & Open Mic – Come celebrate the end of the semester and share some of your work! All faculty, students, and alumni welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/408571466626199/

Hope to see you there!


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Mastering Plot Twists won the Agatha

I’m thrilled to report that Mastering Plot Twists won this year’s Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. Here I am posing with my teapot, the prize given to the winners.

Jane with her 2018 teapot May 2019


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Invitation to Hear Some of Our Great Undergrad Poets

I am pleased to invite you, on behalf of the students, to two opportunities to hear some of the amazing work written by WCSU Writing Majors this semester.

On Wednesday, May 1 the students of the Poetry II workshop will read from their work at The Mothership, 331 Main St. in Danbury at 5:30 pm. I understand there is extra parking behind the building. The Mothership’s most excellent beverages and baked goods will be available. Our gratitude to Anna at Mothership for hosting us!

On Monday, May 6 the students of the Poetry I workshop will read from their work in White Hall 127 at 12:30.

I must say that the students in both of these classes this semester have done truly admirable work. You’ll hardly believe your ears when you hear some of the work they’ve produced.

So mark GREAT POETRY on your calendar for these two dates, and we hope to see you then. Both events will start promptly at the time indicated. This event is open to the public, so feel free to invite guests.

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WCSU Undergrad Writing Awards

Dear MFA Alumni,

I hope you might consider making a small donation ($5, $10, $20?) of whatever you might be able to afford to two of the Writing Department’s undergraduate writing awards, The Jim Scrimgeour Award for Excellence in Poetry and the Barbara Winder Award in Creative Writing. These awards memorialize two emeritus members of our department and recognize the excellent work of some of our undergraduate writers. Unfortunately, the funds for these awards are depleted, and we’d like to refill the coffers. Can you help?

If so, you can make an easy, tax-deductible donation online by using the link below. On that page, you will need to select OTHER in the first dropdown box, and then type the name of the award (Jim Scrimgeour Award or Barbara Winder Award) in the Other box that will appear.


If you prefer to make a donation by check, you can do so by making it out to the WCSU Foundation and writing the name of the award in the Memo line. Send checks to WCSU Foundation, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810.

Thank you!

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