Monday, May 13, 2013
This Friday, May 17, as part of Columbia College's annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival, graduating students will showcase their work. Along with B.A. Poetry & Nonfiction showcases and an MFA Poetry showcase, the inaugural class of Columbia's MFA in Nonfiction Program will read from their graduate theses as part of the festival.
Readings will take place at the Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall, 1212 S. Michigan Ave., from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
MADDISON HAMIL is an MFA Candidate in the Nonfiction Program at Columbia College Chicago, where she also teaches first year writing, works in the Fashion Department and serves as an editor for Hotel Amerika. She loves a good list and romance novels are a guilty pleasure.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A forthcoming reading, sponsored by Columbia College Chicago's programs in Nonfiction:
AMY LEACH is the author of Things That Are, published by Milkweed Editions. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Iowa, and her work has appeared in Best American Essays, A Public Space, Orion, and The Gettysburg Review, among other journals. She has been recognized with the Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award. She lives in Montana.
DINTY W. MOORE is author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, as well as the memoir Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. He also edited The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers. Moore has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Crazyhorse, among numerous other venues. A professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, Moore has won many awards for his writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. He edits Brevity, an online journal of flash nonfiction, and lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
MARK AUGUSTINE is an MFA Candidate in the Nonfiction Program at Columbia College Chicago. He was prom king in high school.
EMILY SCHIKORA is an MFA Candidate in Nonfiction at Columbia College, where she is also a Graduate Student Instructor. She has a chapbook, "I Thought I Was Your Favorite," by Habit Books. From Fairbanks, Alaska, Emily currently divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
CAITLYNN MARTINEZ-MCWHORTER, a native of the Chicago suburbs, is currently an MFA Candidate in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches First-Year Writing. She can do a one handed pushup, has potty trained a wombat, and owns over 200 pairs of shoes.
DAUREN VELEZ is a Nonfiction Candidate at Columbia Chicago, with a background in the Liberal Arts from St. John's College in New Mexico. She is interested in using the essay form to explore the subject of time, which of course an incredibly straightforward and simple endeavor.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Join us as we watch the brilliant Colleen O'Connor read her work at The Dollhouse Reading Series this Saturday, January 12!
According to The Dollhouse's Tumblr, "Colleen’s essays can be jarring, urgent, and cutting, yet remain all the while sincere and incredibly personal. That’s something. And she does a mean karaoke." Go get 'em, Colleen!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013