Monthly Archives: October 2007

"A Sudden Absence of Bees" in Nature

This week’s Nature magazine, a most unusual mix of popular consumer slick and peer-reviewed science journal, contains my short story A Sudden Absence of Bees, as its weekly “Futures” feature. Check it out. There are very few slicks these days … Continue reading

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Into The Wild

Last night my wife and I saw the film, Into the Wild. I’m a huge fan of Krakauer’s book and this is quite possibly the best film version of a great book ever. Don’t miss this movie! Completely soul-stirring. Into … Continue reading

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Miranda Film Review

Miranda Literary Magazine will be reviewing a film in The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press. Might make a nice holiday gift for someone on your literary wish list. Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb, now well into her nineties, tells the … Continue reading

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3 Contests for MFA Students

1) The Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off: DEADLINE COMING SOON! One MFA student’s work will appear in next year’s Best Creative Nonfiction edited by Lee Gutkind. Winning piece will be chosen by Gutkind. Guidelines: 3,000 words or less No excerpts Work … Continue reading

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Dan Pope Workshop–Reserve a Seat While They’re Available!

Don’t miss this one! Dan Pope is the author of In the Cherry Tree ( a surprise hit in 2003) and a Writing Mentor in the MFA program. Dan will give a short craft lecture and workshop two student stories. … Continue reading

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Paid Internship–Danbury Public Schools

I forward this from Maureen Gernert of the WCSU Career Development Center–stipend is $7500… Hi Brian,This is the information that was forwarded to me by the Danbury School System person, Denise Gagne. I had asked for more of a job … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Faculty

Peter Selgin’s collection of stories, BODIES OF WATER, has won the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Prize and will be published by University of Georgia Press in the Fall of 2008. DISAPPOINTED PSALMS, a book of poems by Brian Clements, has won … Continue reading

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