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Chris Amenta Publishes Debut Novel

Fiction alum Chris Amenta (Fiction ’13)’s debut novel The Cold Hard Light was released this month by Blackstone Publishing! To celebrate the book’s release current program administrator Annaka Saari (Poetry ’21) was able to interview Chris via email. Read below to hear more about how Chris crafted his novel, and what it was like to create […]

Katherine Chen’s Second Novel Released by Random House

Fiction alum Katherine Chen (Fiction ’21)’s second novel Joan was released today by Random House! In celebration of the book’s release, current program administrator Annaka Saari (Poetry ’21) was able to briefly interview Katherine via email. Read below to hear Katherine’s thoughts about the difficulties of writing a second novel, the processes of writing and revision, […]

Caroline Woods’ Second Novel Published by Doubleday

Former program administrator and alum Caroline Woods (Fiction ’08)’s second novel The Lunar Housewife was released today by Doubleday! In celebration of the book’s release, current program administrator Annaka Saari (Poetry ’21) was able to interview Caroline via email. Annaka: The Lunar Housewife is your second novel. How was the process of writing this book different, if at […]

Lisa Hiton’s Queer Poem-a-Day is Back for a Second Season!

Lisa Hiton (Poetry ’11)’s Queer Poem-a-Day podcast is back for a second season — just in time for the start of Pride Month! Our program administrator, Annaka Saari (Poetry ’21), had the chance to conduct a brief email interview with Lisa to discuss the podcast’s conception, construction, and future. Annaka: Where did the idea for […]

Camilla Lee Wins Two Awards from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Camilla Lee (Fiction ’17) has won awards for her stories “Koi” and “Green” (which has since been published in Rip Rap) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently a PhD candidate in the English department. Her work was awarded both the UWM Creative Writing Faculty Legacy Award in Fiction and the Wladyslaw Cieszynski Prize. […]

James Brookes Delivering Lecture Tonight

Tonight at 6:30PM, the poet James Brookes (Poetry ’21) will join us (via Zoom webinar) for a discussion of versification and free verse poetry. James will begin by lecturing on the subject but will then take questions from the audience. James Brookes is  a poet from rural Sussex, England. A graduate of the University of […]

Tara Skurtu Publishes New Poem in The Puritan

Poetry alum Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13) has published a new piece in The Puritan! The poem, entitled “Offering Street,” forces the reader to question what it means to be defined by an act and what it means to complete an act without being defined by it. The piece will be featured in her upcoming collection, Faith […]

The Creative Writing Department’s Summer Class Offerings Are Here!

                                It’s that time of year again — summer course listings have gone live! We have plenty of fantastic courses to offer — including a completely new, interdisciplinary class — and this summer is the perfect time to join us […]

Classmates Receive Grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow and Pritha Bhattacharyya were classmates in Boston University’s MFA Fiction class of 2019. In January, both of them were awarded creative writing grants by the Elizabeth George Foundation. The Creative Department was thrilled to hear of this news, and department administrator Annaka Saari conducted a short email interview with Yu-Mei and Pritha after learning […]

Weike Wang to be Next Speaker in Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series

The Boston University Creative Writing department is so excited to welcome Weike Wang (Fiction ’15) as the next speaker in The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series. Weike will join us via Zoom at 7:00PM on Thursday, 03 March. She will read from her new novel Joan is Okay, which was released by Random House in January, […]