MFA Reading Series: Graduate Theses


Gut Compass: A Thesis Reading in Poetry & Fiction

Poetry / Fiction Reading by Students in our M.F.A. Program

It would be fabulous if you could all attend this final hurrah for some of our graduate students!

Long Island University Presents
a Graduate Thesis Reading
November 16, 2007
The Livingroom Lounge
South Slope, Brooklyn

featuring performances by:

Steve Posten
Stephanie Marshall
Mark Perkins
Sarah Kolbasowski
M.A. Reid

Please join us for an evening of fiction, poetry and celebration!
We hope to see you all there!

Directions to The Livingroom Lounge:
245 23rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in South Slope, Brooklyn. The best way to get there by train is to take the R to 25th St. Walk up the hill to 5th and over to 23rd. The phone number is 718-499-1505.

Downtown Brooklyn Now Accepting Submissions!

Attention poets & writers!

Submit your work for possible publication in Downtown Brooklyn: a Journal of Writing.

Downtown Brooklyn is the literary magazine of the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University and is published annually, during the fall semester.

We accept submissions from September 1 until February 1 for the next issue. Our policy (effective September 2007) is to read & reply to submissions as they arrive.

We give preference to work by students, full- & part-time faculty & campus staff (as well as alumni & former faculty & staff) from the Brooklyn Campus. We also welcome & encourage submissions from Visiting Writers teaching in the English Department's MFA program.

Please be selective & limit your submission to ten, single-spaced pages or the equivalent of poetry &/or fiction &/or creative non-fiction. You may, of course, submit fewer than ten pages. Also include a brief cover letter in which you describe your affiliation with the Brooklyn Campus & list your phone number, mailing address & e-mail address.

The best way to send your submission is attached to an e-mail sent to this address:

If for some reason you are unable to send your submission via e-mail, then save it as an MS Word document on CD & place it in Wayne Berninger's faculty mailbox in the English Department (Humanities Building, fourth floor).

If you cannot submit via e-mail or on CD, you can drop off a typewritten manuscript at the abovementioned location, & if we accept your work for publication, we will word-process it ourselves.

If you are not on campus (e.g., if you are an alumnus or if you no longer work at LIU), you may snail-mail your submission to this address:

Wayne Berninger, Editor
Downtown Brooklyn: a Journal of Writing
English Department
Long Island University--Brooklyn Campus
One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY11201.

No matter how you get your submission to us, you should receive a reply (either by e-mail or phone) to let you know that we received your submission. If you don't hear back from us within a few days after e-mailing or dropping off your submission, then please try again. If all else fails, drop by in person to see Wayne Berninger (Humanities Building, Room 454).

Note: We cannot return electronic files, CDs, or manuscripts, so please be sure to keep a copy of your submission.

Voices of the Rainbow: Monique Truong & Heidi W. Durrow

Monique Truong, from Saigon, is author of the novel The Book of Salt, about the literary couple Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein and their young Vietnamese cook, Binh.

Heidi W. Durrow, of African-American and Danish heritage, has won several writing awards and is completing a novel, Light-Skinned-ed Girl.

Tuesday, November 13, noon
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

For more information about the Voices of the Rainbow reading series, click here.

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This is the official blog of the English Department at LIU Brooklyn (the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University).

The Longest Island is the best way to learn about who we are and what we do. We consider it to be the "front door" to the English Department, and while we do provide a link to the official LIU Brooklyn English Department website, the blog is always more up-to-date and more reliable, and we urge members of the English Department family to make it their first stop when seeking accurate information about our programs and activities.

In the sidebar at the right, you will find several menus that should guide you to whatever information you may be seeking in your quest to learn about the English Department. 

The sidebar also features (1) live feeds of our various social media channels; (2) a long list of tags, which you can use to search for past blog posts by topic; and (3) a month-by-month archive of past announcements.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon. And we look forward to meeting you at our next event!