Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fiction Dinner with Alan on May 23rd

Last fiction dinner for year!

When: May 23rd, 6PM
Where: Alan’s house in DC (we'll send out the address)

Here is our list. If you told me what you're bringing and I don't have it down here, just send me an email and I'll add it. Those of you still deciding, just let me know when you can so we have an idea of the menu.

You know the drill, we'll gather and eat. Then Alan will talk and probably ask us all what we've been reading and if we're revising. (Answers: Ulysses and Of course!)

Nicole Lee
gourmet cheese
Jeff Moscaritolo
Jay Patel

Beckie McGill
wine / pasta salad
Lisa Hill-Corley
Norah Vawter

Sarah Silberman
tomato and cucumber salad
Elizabeth Gutting

Corey Beasley

Paul Zaic
slow cooked meat
Ken Isreal
carrot side dish
Bree Spencer

Kirsten Clodfelter

Laura Vinti
Pat Devlin

Priyanka Champaneri
sparkling cider
Atossa Shafaie

Sara Flood

Jennifer Brown
fruit salad
David Tucholski

Mark Fabiano
fresh vegetables and dip, diet soda
Ben Brown

Amber Smith (maybe)

cherry dessert

Monday, April 19, 2010

Five Alums Win storySouth Selection

The journal storySouth selected three four five stories by GMU MFA alumni for its Notable Stories of 2009 awards: Tara Laskowski, for “Like Everyone Else” in Fiction Weekly; Janet Freeman, for “The Ugliest Drowned Man in the World Washes Ashore Lake Michigan” in PANK; Benjamin Chadwick, for “The Power of Fiction” in Rough Copy; Rion Amilcar Scott, for “Rolling in My Six-Fo’—Daa Daa Daa—With All My Niggas Saying: Swing Down Sweet Chariot Stop and Let Me Riiiide. Hell Yeah.” in Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly; and Scott Garson, for “About Me and My Cousin,” in Matchbook. Congrats all!

Also named was the story “Stranger Things Have Happened,” by Alix Ohlin, one of our visiting writers in fiction this spring (the story appeared in failbetter.com).