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Perpetuating Idaho's Literary Legacy: Hemingway Celebration to Be Hosted by Idaho's Greatest Contemporary Authors Oct. 5-7
Posted: Monday, September 28 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and some of Idaho's most renowned contemporary writers will host three days of events, Oct. 5-7, in Moscow to celebrate Ernest Hemingway, his work and his enduring connection to Idaho. The event is sponsored by the University of Idaho Department of English, The Hemingway Foundation/PEN New England and The Hemingway Review. "Just two weeks ago, as the nig...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | Gary Williams | Kelly Quinnett | Kim Barnes | Mary Clearman Blew | Daniel Orozco | Susan Beegel | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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Distinguished Visiting Writer: Steve Almond
Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 7:30 PM
Acclaimed author and Distinguished Visiting Writer Steve Almond will read from his work Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Law Courtroom. Sponsored by the Department of English and the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the event is free and open to the public. Almond is the author of the short story collections "The Evil B.B. Chow" and "My Life in Heavy Metal" and the nonfiction b...
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English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Grad Faculty Brown Bag Seminar: Tips for Recruiting the Best Graduate Students--Domestic and International
Posted: Friday, October 2 2009
A Faculty Panel will present their best practices for recruiting Domestic and International students. All Graduate Faculty are invited. Presenting at the seminar are Mickey Gunter from Geological Sciences, Brandon Schrand from the MFA In Creative Writing and Rebecca Brown from the International Programs office. The "Brown Bag" seminar will be held in the Sub Gold Rm on Wednesday October 14th from...
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Mickey Gunter | Brandon Schrand | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | Geology
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Kim Barnes Wins Prestigious PEN USA Award
Posted: Tuesday, October 6 2009
Professor Shared Process of Writing Award Winning Novel MOSCOW, Idaho – PEN USA, the West Coast center for the renowned writers’ organization, International PEN, has announced the winners of its prestigious 2009 Literary Awards competition. Kim Barnes, writer and University of Idaho professor of creative writing, won in the fiction category for her second novel, "A Country Called Home....
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Kim Barnes | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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Author Jess Walter: "The Financial Lives of the Poets"
Thursday, December 3 2009 at 7:30 PM
The University Bookstore hosts an appearance by Spokane author Jess Walter, who will discuss his new book "The Financial Lives of the Poets" on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Law Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public. The Washington Post calls his new novel a "deliciously antic tale of an American dream gone very sour...part noir gumshoe, part average Joe, [Matt P...
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English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Reading: Borne On Air: Essays by Idaho Writers
Wednesday, November 11 2009 at 7:30 PM
A reading from the recent publication "Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers" will be hosted by editors and University of Idaho faculty members Mary Clearman Blew and Phil Druker. Some of the anthology writers include Claire Davis, Buddy Levy, Jeanette Weaskus, Brandon Schrand, Joy Passanante and others. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the College of Law Courtr...
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English | Phil Druker | Brandon Schrand | Mary Clearman Blew | English, B.A. | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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A Literary Coup: Idaho Student Poet to be published in The New Yorker
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho third-year MFA Poetry candidate Ciara Shuttleworth has learned that her poem, “Sestina,” has been accepted for publication in The New Yorker, arguably the most significant literary and cultural publication in the world. Founded in 1925, the magazine has published some of the most noteworthy writers in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Anne Beattie, John C...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Robert Wrigley | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release | Graduate | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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The Importance of Being Ernest: Second Annual Hemingway and Idaho Festival Takes Place Oct. 4-6
Posted: Friday, September 24 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Ernest Hemingway is renowned for a distinctive, terse writing style, and for a life lived large. The University of Idaho MFA program in Creative Writing and Department of English will celebrate Hemingway’s life, literary legacy and deep connection to Idaho with the Second Annual Hemingway and Idaho Festival, Oct. 4-6. Hemingway’s Idaho legacy is perpetuated through the universi...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | Brandon Schrand | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | English, M.A. | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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Of Closure and Foreclosure: U-Idaho Student Sonya Dunning Wins Competitive Creative Nonfiction Contest
Posted: Monday, January 31 2011
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho student Sonya Dunning is the winner of the Third Annual Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off Essay Contest. Dunning’s essay, titled, "for(e)closure," was selected from a pool of 220 submissions originating from students in more than 100 MFA programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. “for(e)closure” is about a father and daughter who ‘trash out’ f...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Brandon Schrand | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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Writer/Professor Daniel Orozco’s Story Collection in the Running for O’Connor Award
Posted: Wednesday, June 8 2011
Honor includes the largest monetary prize in the world for short stories  By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho Professor Daniel Orozco is a working writer who teaches students how to become working writers in the University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. If the caliber of his story telling is an indication, it is evident that to master a subject, it doesn’t hurt t...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | Daniel Orozco | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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