News & Events
READINGS/EVENTS/PUBLICTIONS FROM PROGRAM FACULTY
Professor Karen Lee Boren’s collection of short fiction, Mother Tongue, was released in August by New Rivers Press. She read from her collection on September 22nd at the Hamilton House and on October 23rd at Books on the Square, both locations in Providence. Visit her websites for more information on both the collection and future events: www.karenleeboren.com or https://www.facebook.com/Mother-Tongue-Writers-168723206509666/timeline/#!/MotherTongueFiction?fref=ts
Also, this past summer, Professor Boren participated in the Writer’s Police Academy, where she learned the right way to handle firearms, arrest suspects, infiltrate burning buildings, and photograph crime scenes, so she can more accurately portray these events in writing.
Professor Stefanie Wortman's poem “When I Can’t Pretend to Eat Her” appeared in the July/Aug issue of the American Poetry Review.
Two of Stefanie's poems also appeared in the recently relaunched Copper Nickel, “Crusoe in Utero” in the Spring and “The Gossip Machine” in the Fall 2015 issue. /p>
In November, Professor Robert Long Foreman's short story "Gilda" was featured at This Magazine. Read it online here: http://www.thethismagazine.com/issue-vi/foreman-gilda
Professor Foreman also has a short story forthcoming (December '15) in the online magazine Juxtaprose: http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/
In June, Bustle magazine online featured Professor emily m. danforth's novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, on its list of Best LGBTQ Coming-of-Age stories: http://www.bustle.com/articles/92562-9-of-literatures-best-lgbtq-coming-of-age-sexuality-stories-that-helped-us-all-become-more-comfortable-with
That month Barnes & Noble also listed it as a good YA companion novel for the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black": http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/6-yas-to-read-after-youve-binge-watched-orange-is-the-new-black/
And in September, the Montana Authors Project (M.A.P.), part of Humanities Montana, included The Miseducation of Cameron Post on its interactive literary map, which allows users to search various locations in Montana that are mentioned in the novel. Professor danforth's novel was voted-in as a selection during the summer. It joined 15 other novels, memoirs, and collections of poetry set in Montana and/or written about Montana by Montana-affiliated authors, including Norman MacLean's A River Runs Through It and Wallace Stegner's The Big Rock Candy Mountain. You can access the interactive map here: http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/map/index.html
During Banned Books Week, Professor danforth gave a talk entitled "The Summer My Book Was Banned: Covert Homophobia, Young Adult Literature, and Censorship" at the Amelia V. Gallucci Cirio Library at Fitchburg State University in MA. Professor Danforth's talk was part of Fitchburg State University's "Robert Cormier: Censorship & Intolerance Symposium."
UPDATES FROM PROGRAM GRADS
Daury Rodriguez (’15) is now living in Denver and working with elementary students through AmeriCorps.
Lori "Lou" Freshwater ('13) continues her activism/writing on and about environmental contamination and as a Veterans' advocate for Beacon: https://www.beaconreader.com/lou-freshwater
Lou's interview with actress Joan Allen, regarding Ms. Allen's role in the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel ROOM, is forthcoming in the LA Review of Books.
You can visit Lou's writer's facebook page here for updates: https://www.facebook.com/LoriLouFreshwater/
Renée Y. LaBonté ('12) is completing a Poetry MFA at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There she is a TA in the publishing laboratory and is an intern for Lookout Books, where she's currently promoting Provincetown author Matthew Neill Hull's critically acclaimed debut novel, Honey From the Lion: http://www.lookout.org/
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