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Pittsburgh: "The Perfect City for Writers"

It's not just us who're saying it. Check out Robert Yune's story on the 22 things that make Pittsburgh a hot new literary destination. 

Upcoming Publications from Elizabeth Kadetsky

Visiting professor Elizabeth Kadetsky has a plethora of upcoming publications to report.  Her short story “Geography” will be appearing in the summer issue of Antioch Review, and another story, “Animals,” will be included in the forthcoming issue of Drunken Boat.  Then, the Fall 2009 issue of Triquarterly will contain yet another story of hers, “Dermagraphia.”  We look forward to reading all of them.

Also, further congratulations are in order as in the fall, Kadetsky will begin a two-year position as Visiting Writer in the Creative Writing program at Penn State

Poetry Faculty: Afterwords and Dedications

The new Signet edition of Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl has a new afterword by Assistant Professor Dawn Lundy Martin


Eugene Cross on the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Eugene Cross (MFA Fiction, 2006) attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference this summer and wrote about the experience for the Hayden's Ferry Review Blog.  

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to return to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Ripton, Vermont, where since 1926, writers have been gathering to compare notes on the craft, discuss their respective triumphs and frustrations, and listen to countless readings and lectures. It’s an amazing place, rich with the type of natural beauty you find imitated in paintings hanging from the walls of doctors’ offices. There’s a sense when you’re there that you’re taking part in some great tradition, and of course, there’s the lore to back that up, famous anecdotes concerning the conference’s founder, Robert Frost, and various faculty who’ve taught there over the years, stories as old and treasured as the place itself. It was my fourth trip there and as lame as it might sound, I fall a little more in love with the place each year.

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July 2007

Lecturer Geeta Kothari was appointed fiction editor of the Kenyon Review

Adam Reger’s story, “The Jumble Puzzle,” is out in the New Orleans Review. (MFA 2008)

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