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2017-18 VCU Visiting Writers Series Begins!

The Department of English MFA Program in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University annually invites writers to campus for public readings. The department also sponsors the Levis Reading Prize and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. In addition, we are delighted to be co-sponsoring the Humanities Research Center event featuring acclaimed author, Junot Díaz. Humanities…

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MATXer Andrew Spencer Articles Accepted for Publication

MATX PhD candidate Andrew Spencer has had two articles accepted for publication. One, titled “‘A Fiction of Law and Custom’: Mark Twain’s Interrogation of White Privilege in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” which grew out of a paper Spencer wrote for Dr. Terry Oggel’s Twain seminar, will be coming out in the Mark Twain Annual this…

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Livingston Wins VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Creative nonfiction writer and essayist Sonja Livingston’s essay “Like This, We Begin: An Essay in Two Photographs” has won the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize from Ruminate Magazine. “Just photographs,” Livingston writes, “Just a moment or two captured and held on film. But the power of such moments. The way they stand not only for themselves, but…

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New Book by Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

Incoming faculty member Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas’ new book, Don’t Come Back (Mad River Books), is a collection of lyrical and narrative essays exploring identity, family history, and belonging, continually examining what it means to feel familiarity but never really feel at home. Of this debut collection of essays, creative nonfictionist Robin Hemley writes, “Lina…

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