Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Book by Anne Waldman from Overpass Books

We are pleased to congratulate Anne Waldman, former Visiting Writer to the Creative Writing MFA program, on the publication of Empty Set a Universe of Discourse, published by Overpass Books, the managing editors of which are MFA alumsGiuseppe Infante (2013), Micah Savaglio (2012), and John Casquarelli (2012).

Congrats, all!

Alumna Update: Zahra Patterson

Zahra Patterson (Creative Writing MFA, 2010) has been accepted into NYU Steinhardt. She will begin work in Fall 2016 on a second master's (MA, Teaching English Grades 7-12).  
Congratulations, Zahra, and thanks for sharing your good news!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yani Perez: A Reading of Her Short Play Kane

flier design by Tiani Kennedy
We are pleased to announce a reading (at The Sloodge) of Yani Perez's one-act play Kane, based on the life and works of Sarah Kane.

Perez is an English Department alum (MFA, Creative Writing, 2011). She teaches in English and works full-time in HEOP.

More info about this event.

Note: this is a true team effort by alumni of our Creative Writing MFA Program. As we mentioned, Yani is an alum. The Sloodge is a performance collective based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in which Jon L. Peacock (another MFA alum, 2010) is involved. And the flyer for the event (see above) is designed by Tiani Kennedy, yet another program alum (2014). 

Way to support each other, you guys!

Yani Perez: New Production of Her Short Play God Don't Exist For Girls From Brooklyn

Yani Perez's short play, God Don't Exist For Girls From Brooklyn, is back at New Perspectives Theater, as part of THE WORK GOES ON! A Women's Work Sampler. This run has a new cast and director. Perez is an English Department alum (MFA, Creative Writing, 2011). She teaches in English and works full-time in HEOP.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chia-Lun Chang: Reading

Creative Writing MFA alum Chia-Lun Chang (2014) will be reading on Valentines Day at the Zinc Bar, with Maureen Thorson and Matvei Yankelevich (formerly a Visiting Writer in the Creative Writing MFA Program). This event is hosted by Ugly Duckling Presse.

Chialun Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She is the author of the chapbook, One day we become whites (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, forthcoming) and a recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts IAP program, The Center for Book Arts, and Poets House.

More info.