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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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VCU Cabell First Novelist 2017 Semi-Finalists

The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Committee announced mid-June the semi-finalists for the 2017 award: The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang (Mariner Books) Everyone Loves You Back by Louie Conin (Gorsky Press) Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright) Champion of the World by Chad Dundas (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) What Belongs to…

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2017 Levis Reading Prize Semi-Finalists

The following poetry collections have been listed as semi-finalists for the 2017 Levis Reading Prize: Blues Triumphant, Jonterri Gadson Lord of House and Commons, Ishion Hutchinson Bestiary, Donika Kelly Rapture, Sjohnna McCray The Big Book of Exit Strategies, Jamaal May Tula, Chris Santiago Look, Solmaz Sharif Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean…

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Announcing This Year’s VCU Visiting Writers Series (2016-17)

Mary Lou Hall (Wirewalker) & Hanna Pylväinen (Drum Time) 8 Sept 2016   7pm   VCU Cabell Library Mary Lou Hall received an AWP Intro award while completing her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her short story Luna was subsequently published in Quarterly West. In 2011, she won the JRW Best Unpublished Novel contest for an early draft of Wirewalker, now…

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