Rafferty Presents Talk

Professor Colin Rafferty recently presented a talk on the 1988 Firefighters Memorial as part of the Blue River Road Investigators project, part of the Open Spaces Art Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Continues POTUS Pubs

Congratulations to Professor Colin Rafferty! His essay on Chester A. Arthur, “Smear Campaign (#21),” appeared last week in the new issue of storySouth. … [Read more...]

Academy of American Poets Prize 2018

Congratulations to this year's winner, Kaitlin Lamb, for her poem “Dear Persephone,” and to Sarah Stephen, who was awarded an honorable mention for her poem “A Broken Wishbone Sits in My Palm."  The contest was judged by guest poet James Arthur of Johns Hopkins University.   … [Read more...]

Rafferty Appears as Visiting Writer

Professor Colin Rafferty recently gave a reading of his work at Brigham Young University as part of their English Reading Series. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Publishes Essay

Professor Colin Rafferty had his essay on William Howard Taft, "Judgment (#27)," published in the newest issue​ of The Collapsar. This is the latest in his series of essays devoted to the US Presidents. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Has His Eye on Monroe

Congratulations to Colin Rafferty! His graphic essay on James Monroe, “The Eye of James Monroe (#5),” was published in the newest issue​ of Pinball magazine, available here: http://www.thisispinball.com/colin-rafferty/2017/11/29/the-eye-of-james-monroe-5 … [Read more...]

Rafferty on With Good Reason

Professor Colin Rafferty was featured on “Getting to Know the Presidents”on the With Good Reason public radio show in January. The program explores America’s Commanders in Chief, and Rafferty drew on the expertise he's developed in his current writing project, which includes pieces in different genres on each president. The episode can be accessed here: http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/getting-to-know-the-presidents/ … [Read more...]

Rochelle has All the “Luck”

Dr. Warren Rochelle's short story “Luck,” which was published last summer in Fae Things and Hidden Wings, has also been accepted by Second Hand Stories for their podcast (http://www.secondhandpodcast.com.) … [Read more...]

Pineda’s Novel Already Garnering Praise

Professor Jon Pineda's novel _Let's No One Get Hurt_ doesn't release until March 20 from FSG (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374185244) but it's already receiving great reviews: a starred review from Booklist (https://www.booklistonline.com/Let-s-No-One-Get-Hurt-Jon-Pineda/pid=9198653 ) and a review in Publishers Weekly (https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780374185244?permamore).  Congratulations! … [Read more...]

English Alumna Publishes New Book

Congratulations to former English major Maura Way (UMW '94) whose poetry collection entitled _Another Bungalow_ was recently released by Press 53. … [Read more...]