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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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Welcome Our Incoming Fall 2017 MATX Class…

Mohammed Alasmari earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Marketing Communication and Advertisement from Imam University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While in Riyadh, he worked at the nonprofit organization Orphan Care “Ensan” as a public relations representative. Following that, Mohammed became a lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication…

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Please Welcome Our Fall 2017 Incoming MA Class

Amber Brooks has lived anywhere and everywhere in the tri-cities area of Virginia since birth. With three amazing kids and two goofy pups, she and her husband planted their roots in King William in 2010. After graduating with her BA in English from VCU in December of 2016, Amber continued her scholarship on Victorian women writers and…

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Welcome Our Incoming Fall 2017 MFAers…

Rachel Beanland (F) earned bachelor’s degrees in art history and journalism from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in arts administration from Winthrop University. For the past decade and a half, she has worked in public relations and is now the director of operations at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Rachel…

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