viseral brooklyn -- Literary Magazine (Online) of the Creative Writing MFA Program

The Creative Writing MFA Program is pleased to announce the launch of visceral brooklyn, a new online literary journal. The aim is not only to provide greater online presence for our program but also to showcase the work of present and past MFA creative writing students, as well as visiting writers and faculty.

visceral brooklyn is intended as an online counterpart to our hand-bound magazine, Brooklyn Paramount, which will continue in its own quest to publish quality work from current students. Both ventures are unique and exciting, and will receive equal support from the program. We strongly encourage submissions to both journals. Each journal will accept simultaneous submissions for consideration.

MFA candidates Malik Crumpler, Harry Ewan, Jake Matkov, and Angus Mclinn are the founding student editors of visceral brooklyn and are seeking submissions for the first issue, which is scheduled for early 2015.

Please visit the visceral brooklyn website for submission guidelines, and get your writing out there!

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Faculty Update: Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn, the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn, has been invited to participate in Reversible: Narrating Identity from the Inside Out and the Outside In, a convening of 40 eminent artists from around the world who are generating work about country, home, and identity. This conference will be held in Abu Dhabi from Sunday, December 7th to Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 and is co-sponsored by FIND and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.

Professor Hagedorn has also been named one of three Kelly Writers House Fellows at UPenn for 2015. More info here.

In other news, Felix Starro, Hagedorn's musical adaptation of the acclaimed short story by Lysley Tenorio, will premiere in San Francisco in the fall of 2015. It will be part of the American Conservatory Theater’s Monstress Project. More info here.