On the night of March 7, poet and former Santa Fe University of Art and Design Creative Writing and Literature faculty member Dana Levin read from her latest book of poetry, Banana Palace. The audience, filled with Levin’s past students and colleagues, seemed eager to tuck in and experience her writing come off the page.
On the night of Jan. 31, Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s O’Shaughnessy Performance Space hosted a reading by Danielle Evans, the Creative Writing and Literature Department’s spring visiting writer.
With only a week left until finals, what better way to distract oneself from the caffeine-driven, sleepless nights than to submit to Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s very own literary magazine: Glyph.
On Oct. 26, the Lannan Foundation hosted a reading at The Lensic Performing Arts Center—Anne Carson in conversation with Michael Silverblatt, an experience not soon to be forgotten and, as with Carson’s work, difficult to categorize.
In 2016, James Reich, chairman of the Creative Writing and Literature Department, launched his independent publishing house, Stalking Horse Press, which specializes in the “spiky, angular, errant” and seeks work that “engages with the world.”
CWL faculty member Anne Valente’s novel publishes this coming week. Ultimately the story within is a stunning tale of the all-consuming nature of grief and the permanence of loss, in and of itself a statement about a society where mass violence is increasingly common.
While SFUAD’s Writing Center tutors provide invaluable assistance in writing, art history and math, they also are engaged in a mission of their own—one that aims to empower students and allow them to speak confidently about their art
Every Tuesday night in a cozy Alexis Hall lounge, members of the Student Writers Association gather to de-stress, improve their craft, and forge new friendships. SWA is the Creative Writing department’s flagship club, led by officers Amaya Hoke, Andrew Koss, Charlotte Renken, and Kylie Yockey.
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.
Muse Times Two is an annual series of poetry readings, which takes place at Collected Works Bookstore. The series includes a contest open to students from Santa Fe’s four local colleges, and a winner is selected from each school. This year, SFUAD’s winner is Creative Writing senior Marina Woollven.
Matt Donovan, Creative Writing and Literature faculty member, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Creative Capital to produce an opera titled Inheritance, which is based on the life of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester gun empire. This opera will be in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize in Music finalist Lei Liang, Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and internationally renowned artist Ligia Bouton.
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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