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Sailing the Arctic Circle

Congratulations to CofC alum and English major/CW concentrator Alexander Lumans, who recently received an Arctic Circle Residency for his creative writing. The competitive—and highly unusual—residency offers writers an opportunity to pursue their work while sailing aboard a three-masted tall ship in the Arctic Circle. From June 12 to July 1, Alex will set sail with […]
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Alumna Wins Poem Contest

Congratulations once again to Raena Shirali (’12) who won the 2014 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry for her poem “Engagement Party, Georgia”! The prize includes $1500 and publication in Gulf Coast literary journal.
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Feature on Jon Sealy’s novel The Whiskey Baron

How to Write a Novel: Wake Early, Embrace Rejection, Keep Your Day Job Posted on CofC News | 20 March 2014 | 9:00 am http://news.cofc.edu/2014/03/20/how-to-write-novel/ Here’s how the dream goes: Aspiring novelist goes to college, takes writing and literature courses. He pens his first novel, the writing process blissful and effortless. The book is a […]
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Ryan Graudin ’09 Launches Young Adult Book with Major Publisher

First published on Dec. 13, 2013 by Christine Ragusa on the HSS blog. Since graduating from the Honors College in 2009, Ryan Graudin has been putting the skills she learned as an English major to use.  Her love for books (plus a lot of blood, sweat and tears) has landed Ryan a contract with a […]
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Alumna Jamie Carr Wins Short Story Contest

Cheers to Jamie Carr (’12) for winning the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize for her short story, “Chicken”!  The story was selected by Pam Houston, and it will be published in Cutthroat literary journal. Jamie is completing her MFA in Fiction Writing at Portland State University, and her writing also has appeared in The Portland […]
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Alumna Sara Peck Publishes Poetry Chapbook

Congratulations to Sara Peck on the publication of Yr Lad, Bob—a poetry chapbook that experiments with the art of influence. Her poems incorporate and respond to the innovative works of three poets–Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Denise Levertov–who themselves collaborated and deeply influenced one another throughout their careers. Read more about Sara’s chapbook at the […]
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Alumna Offered Three-book Deal

Congratulations to Ryan Graudin who sold world rights to her young adult novel The Walled City to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers! Her work will appear as a three-book series. Read more about her story here at Publishers Weekly.
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Alumna Wins “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Raena Shirali (’12) who was awarded the prestigious “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry prize!  Raena is finishing her first year as a MFA Creative Writing graduate student at the Ohio State University. Raena’s winning poem, “The State Para-Military Force Speaks,” was published in the Boston Review. Read more about Raena and the prize.
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Tupelo’s Poetry Book Award goes to Alumna

Congratulations to Gale Thompson (’08) whose first poetry collection “Soldier On” was selected for publication out of Tupelo Press’s Open Reading Period. The judge Nate Pritts cites “Soldier On” for “the strong grasp of narrative moments, used with complexity & care, mixed with a vibrant range of diction & a comfortable grasp of the imaginative […]
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