Reminder: Thesis Proposals Due Today

If you haven’t submitted your thesis proposal, please do so by the end of the day.


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Visiting Assistant Professor Position


Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 2018-19

Washington College (Chestertown, MD)


The Department of English at Washington College seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment, with specialization in journalism and creative nonfiction to begin in August 2018. A terminal degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism or associated fields is required; evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and publication are expected.  The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching as well as interest teaching and mentoring students in a residential, liberal arts college environment. This position involves a 3/3 load comprised of teaching introductory and advanced writing and literature courses and will contribute to a new minor in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing.  This is a one year appointment, with the possibility for renewal.


Washington College, home to a vibrant literary community, is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enrolls approximately 1,450 students, and is within easy driving distance to Washington D. C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.ed, and more about the English department, the creative writing minor, the Sophie Kerr Series and Prize, and the Rose O’Neill Literary House at


Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with names of references), and a 20-page writing sample through our online portal Consensus at Review of applications will begin February 23. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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2018 Housatonic Book Awards

Greetings, MFA Community –

The 2018 Housatonic Book Awards are open for submissions!

Please help me spread the word by sharing this info. with your networks.

Thank you!


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Small Successes

Oh yeah, that small success was awarded to me, Ron Farina. I’ll get the hang of this blogging thing.

Ron Farina

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Small Successes

Small Success:

Hello fellow writers. I have a bit of exciting news.  late Sunday evening (Feb 11th) I signed a contract (limited publishing rights) with Liberty Island Press for publication of my short story “A Place More Kind Than Home”


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Jane Cleland at the Hartford Stage – Feb 25

I’m excited! I’ve been invited to be interviewed by the folks at the Hartford Stage following the matinée production of Agatha Christie’s production of Murder on the Orient Express on Sunday, Feb 25, 2018. The show is at 2:00;  our talkback will begin around 4:00. This isn’t a lecture, but a discussion lasting around 30-40 minutes, involving a Q and A, which will be moderated by Will Steinberger, the Artistic Assistant, followed by audience questions.

A special discount is available by using the promo code EXPRESS. I’ll hope to see you there!

 Feb 25, 2018. 2 p.m., Hartford Stage – 50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-525-5601


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Important Spring Semester Dates

WestConn MFA in Creative & Professional Writing

Greetings, folks!

Looking forward to seeing you all this evening for the opening reception and flash reading. I’m posting below some important dates for the spring semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

See you soon!

Important Dates

  1. Syllabi due Monday, January 16th
  2. Enrichment Projects/Thesis Proposals due February 15th
  3. Final Thesis due May 3rd
  4. Final Grades due May 16th

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