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CSB/SJU faculty, alumni, and students' notable events

 

We have fire!

English 214 students exploring what making friction-fires and writing poetry have in common.

Experiential Learning - Writing the Experience

Students in English 214 recently spent a class on the St. John's beach, learning to start fires by "rubbing sticks" together and discussing how this process mirrors the creative process.  Students discussed how such raw materials (wood and rope) could become flame and what materials their imaginations required, to spark in the same way.   

 

New Faculty Publications

 

 

Students & Recent Graduates

Betsy Johnson-Miller
Enjoy Betsy's new poem, "A Still Life,"
in the current issue of Boulevard.

Jolene Brink

Accepted to M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Montana

Bailey Zallek

Received Summer Honors' Thesis Fellowship for "She Keeps Me Warm": An Anthology (advisor: Jessica Harkins)

Christina Tourino "The Leisured Testes: White Ball-breaking as Surplus Masculinity," forthcoming from The Journal of Popular Culture
 

Rachel Marston Review of Kirstin Scott's novel, Motherlunge, published in Quarterly West Issue 81 and short story, "The Birth of the Atomic Age," in Shimmer, Number 18. Dr. Marston's published works also consisted of the above, her altered postcard and micro-fiction, part of Dispatches From Abandoned Architecture; http://www.abadpennyreview.com/dispatches/

Featured Student Publication

Congratulations to Victoria Borchardt, CSB class of 2014, winner of the 2014 Wagner-Berger Prize for her short story, "White Shoulders." Read Victoria's story in Studio One, Volume 39


 

 

 Luke Muyskens

Accepted to M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Latin America, through Queens College, Charlotte, NC. Luke has been accepted to programs in fiction and screenwriting and looks forward to working with acclaimed American fiction writer, Maxine Swann

"'No, no! Everything is just fine,' you say, 'Don't worry.' You would never tell her you've lost it, and hopefully she'll be gone before she discovers your lie."

-Excerpt from "White Shoulders" by Victoria Borchardt

 

 

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