MFAW-WA faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom‘s sixth novel, The Brick House, an illuminated book about a house where people go to dream, will be published in August by Awst Press. Her seventh novel, The New American, about a young Guatemalan-American college student, a “Dreamer,” who is deported to Guatemala and makes his way back home to California, will be published by Verso Press in spring 2018.
MFAW faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto will be teaching at the Vortext Writing Salon at Hedgebrook with Karen Joy Fowler, Kelly Link, Elmaz Abinader, Gail Tsukiyama, and Faith Adiele. Hedgebrook is for women writers. The Salon is May 5th-7th.
Soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida, known as the ARK Trio presented six world premieres of compositions written for them by American composers, which will include Kim D. Sherman and MFAW-WA faculty member Darrah Cloud’s Prairie Diary on February 14 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in New York City.
MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil‘s Humanimal was included in Lit Hub’s “50 Books for the Next Four Years.”
MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s Blue Moon over Memphis, her Noh drama about Elvis Presley, will be performed by Theatre Nohgaku at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and Earlham College in Richmond, IN, in March.
Alumni and Students:
MFAW-WA student Angela Gyurko had a short piece in the Washington Post. In an article put together on what President Trump’s protesters will do next, she is #5.
MFAW-VT alumna Cara Hoffman launched Running, her third novel, at McNally Jackson Books in New York City, with a conversation with Mary Gaitskill. Cara also was introduced by editor and publishing luminary Ira Silverberg at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, where she was in conversation with Rae Meadows. Also, Cara’s essay, “Getting Lost before the Internet,” appeared in the latest issue of Lit Hub.
MFAW-VT student Andrea Canaan‘s essay “Swimming at Adamsville Rec.” is in Aging: An Apprenticeship, published by Red Notebook Press.