Brianna Neumann, Sophie Farrell, Melinda Freudenberger and Cris Galvez will read in conjunction with all of the second and third place genre winners, at the Glyph Gala at 7 p.m. May 3, in the O’Shaughnessy Performance Space.
The last round of Creative Writing and Literature Department senior readers are wrapping up the reading series on April 26 with dynamic works covering a range of human connections and cultural commentary.
Decimation, apocalypse and cherry blossoms are only a few of the themes and images explored in Creative Writing and Literature Department faculty member Matt Donovan’s new lyric essay collection, A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape.
The Creative Writing and Literature Department’s Senior Reading series has begun, as the latter half of the spring semester is under way. All seniors in the CWL program are given the opportunity to have a collection of their work from their semesters at SFUAD published in their very own book.
SFUAD will be hosting bands, Kodama Trio and Trio Andaluz this weekend for a CD release and show. Jeremy Bleich, a contributing faculty member for the Contemporary Music Department, has his hands in both bands as he writes, produces and plays in the groups.
A March 3 forum held to discuss student grievances and concerns with administration also demonstrated some tension between student groups, but was overall deemed a success as steps are being taken toward a better campus.
The Creative Writing and Literature Department at SFUAD is rolling out an exciting and unique new project for students and alumni: The Santa Fe University Press. Department Chairman James Reich says the first goal of the press as giving Glyph, the annual in-house collection of student works, a “higher profile” by making it into a commercially available literary collection. In fact, the 2016 edition of Glyph will be the press’ debut, allowing the collection to be purchased on Amazon or ordered directly by booksellers and libraries. He says he, “wants this wonderful in-house journal to get its national and international standing.” After Glyph, the next publication is a fall anthology titled, Chimera. Chimera will be a collection of fiction in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic horror, Frankenstein. Beyond that, Reich—who began his term as chair this semester—hopes to have the press publishing two books a year: Glyph in the spring and a collection of fiction, poetry or nonfiction, in the fall. He also hopes to offer book-deals with the press as rewards and prizes to exemplary students. Regarding the day-to-day operations of the press, Reich says “what we envisage is to offer intern positions to undergrads,” he says, “and that the writing, editing and design is done primarily by students.” The press would provide an opportunity that he describes as “unusual” and “unique”, given most university presses are dryly academic, only offering opportunities to postgraduate students. Santa Fe University Press, on the other hand, would provide students with a hands-on understanding of the way a small press functions, and the ability to publish more popular creative works of their own and of their peers. In an age where starting a small press of one’s own is a reality, this is incredibly valuable. “The...
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