Saturday, October 31, 2009

You had to be there...

Thanks everyone for coming out last night to Loud Fire. Norah, Lucy and Jen gave wonderful readings and then on open mic, Paul F, Paul Zaic (nice job with the laptop reader!), Kelly Hargrave and Michael V added nicely to the mix.

Next Loud Fire: November 13:

Brian + Alison (poets), Jessica McCaughey (nonfiction)

Loud Fire: December 4:

Ellie (poet), Rebecca McGill (fiction), Jennifer Janisch (nonfiction)

Loud Fire: December 11:

Angela Panayotopulos (fiction), Amy Garrrett-Brown (Nonfiction), Meg Ronan (poet)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Y'all Come out now, hear?

Friday night for Loud Fire....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Loud Fire #3 - Fall 09

Friday - 30 Oct 09 - 7:00 pm
The Space at Old Town Fairfax

Jen Goldsmith (fiction)
Lucy Biederman (poetry)
Norah Vawter (fiction)

Check Loud Fire out on our Fb page.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alyson Foster is Smoking!

Our very own MFAer Alyson Foster's story, "Cooped," is up on Smokelong Review's issue 26 ( The illustration for the story was custom made by my favorite artist, Matthew Curry. Visit his virtual playground:

For a glimpse inside Alyson's head, check out her interview at:

Keep your eyes peeled for her forthcoming stories in The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and Glimmer Train.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fiction Dinner with Steve Goodwin

Join us for a fabulous evening with Steve Goodwin on Sunday, November 1st at 5pm. Bring your favorite dish to share and all of the MFA, publishing, teaching, and writing questions you can think of.

The guest list is capped at 20, so sign up by sending an email to Kirsten ( or Norah ( before we've filled up!

Here's who will be joining us so far:

1. Kirsten Clodfelter -- Some variety of meat, cheese, and crackers/bread
2. Norah Vawter
3. Tim Rowe
4. Walt Seale -- Wine or beer
5. Jenna Morgan -- Spinach and artichoke dip
6. Sara Flood -- Wine
7. Nicole Lee -- Malaysian curry
8. Lisa Hill Corey -- Deviled eggs
9. Taehee Kim -- Lemonade and iced tea
10. Corey Beasley
11. Jay Patel
12. Stephen Loiaconi -- Fabulous dessert of some kind
13. Sarah Silberman
14. Elizabeth Gutting -- Baked good dessert
15. Briana Spencer -- Quiche
16. Priyanka Champaneri -- Brownies or sparkling beverage
17. Beckie McGill -- The most delicious dessert in the history of desserts
18. Allyson Armistead -- Chicken casserole
19. Ben Brown
20. Paul Zaic

**Save the date now for the next fiction dinner on Sunday, December 8th with the lovely and fantastic Susan Shreve.