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Tara Skurtu gives TED talk

Big news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who gave a TEDx Talk in Romania earlier this summer!  Entitled “Unlearning Uncreativity,” the lecture took place at TEDxEroilor in Cluj, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania. In addition, the Romanian translation of Tara’s book The Amoeba Game was recently published by one of Romania’s main […]

Nell Stevens at the Brookline Booksmith

Nell Stevens (Fiction ’13) will be reading from her latest book, The Victorian and the Romantic, at the Brookline Booksmith next Tuesday (8/7) at 7 pm!  All are welcome.  A historical memoir, this unique  book weaves two love stories together across time.  Chapters alternate between Elizabeth Gaskell’s romance with the American critic Charles Eliot Norton and Nell’s own relationship with Max, […]

Poet Caitlin Doyle Receives Presidential Endowed Scholar Award

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been selected as one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada to receive the P.E.O Scholar Award! This prestigious prize recognizes Doyle’s artistic and scholarly achievements. Among the doctoral students chosen as P.E.O Scholars, Caitlin has been granted the further distinction of receiving one of the foundation’s specially endowed […]

Jason Villemez’s recent publications

We’re so proud of former journalist Jason Villemez (Fiction ’16), who has recently published several pieces!  The story “Position,” which Jason workshopped with Jennifer Haigh and his BU fiction classmates, has been published in Foglifter, a San Francisco lit journal.  Foglifter is a new journal that publishes only LGBT work.  They also published an essay that Jason wrote about his […]

Jillian Jackson publishes story in the Iowa Review

Jillian Jackson (Fiction ’15) has published her story “A Leo, Like Jackie O” in the Spring 2018 issue of The Iowa Review! We had a chance to hear from Jillian about her writing process.  Here’s what she had to say: When I write it usually takes me a long time to fumble through a story and figure […]

Madelyn Rosenberg co-authors award-winning middle-grade novel

Madelyn Rosenberg (Fiction ’02) and her friend and co-author Wendy Wan-Long Shang, are finalists for two awards for their middle-grade novel This Is Just a Test (Scholastic)! The book, which was also a Sydney Taylor honor winner, is a finalist for the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards and the New-York Historical Society’s Children’s Book Prize. Set […]

April 28th: International Women’s Writing Guild Retreat!

The International Women’s Writing Guild is offering a reduced rate for students to participate in its upcoming annual writer’s retreat. On April 28th, The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) will host its 3rd Annual daylong writing retreat. Entitled Writing From Your Life, this immersive experience invites writers of all stages to discover how to unlock […]

Jacob Strautmann Awarded MCC Fellowship

Jacob Strautmann (Poetry ’00) has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artistic Fellowship!  The MCC committee reviewed poems from his forthcoming book The Land of the Dead is Open for Business (Four Way Books, Spring 2020!). Visit Jake’s MCC Artist Fellowship Page here.  To read more about the fellowship, click here. Finalists of the MCC Fellowships include alumni Kirun Kapur (also Poetry ’00) […]

Reedsy Short Story Contest

We’ve partnered with Reedsy for a short story contest! The three best submissions will win an editorial assessment from editor Laura Mae Isaacman, who has worked with T.C. Boyle, Lara Vapnyar, Joyce Carol Oates, Noam Chomsky, and many others. Read more about her here. To submit, write a short story that begins with the following sentence: “First place isn’t […]

Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem: “Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each […]