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Tin House – Summer 2010

March 2, 2010

Portland, Oregon: July 11-18.

Scholarship Deadline: The final postmark deadline for scholarships is March 15, 2010. No exceptions will be made. Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2010

Faculty and Guests:
Steve Almond, Charles D’Ambrosio, Robert Boswell, Matthew Dickman, Anthony Doerr, Nick Flynn, Ann Hood, Dorianne Laux, David Leavitt, Antonya Nelson, Whitney Otto, D.A. Powell, Jon Raymond, Karen Russell, Elissa Schappell, Brenda Shaughnessy, David Shields, Joy Williams

Editors and Agents:
Lee Montgomery, Rob Spillman,
Sarah Burnes, Amy Williams, Renee Zuckerbrot


February DimeStories Audio uploaded!

February 26, 2010

This Could be YOU

Our first DimeStories event was a success–  over 20 people, from
CNM, UNM, ABQ and even Belen!  Thanks to everyone who came, and most of all for sharing their awesome 3 minute stories.

The selected “best of” the evening included two of UNM’s own… Annarose Fitzgerald, who although she is not IN the MFA program (I call her a lit geek) she is a darn good writer.  MFA Candidate, fiction writer David Rubalcava also ranked “best of” with a piece that is untitled.

As curator, I added an honorable mention shout out to MFAer Dawn Sperber and undergraduate Randi Beck.  Two more awesome writers in our creative writing family.

To listen to the top 3 selected, head on over to the DimeStories website.

And put the next event on your calendar:

Thursday, March 18, 2010.  7 pm.

At The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave. SE (1 mile south of Central)

or the next, or the next…  we’re doing this every THIRD Thursday!


Get your fix in the ditch!

March 7, 2009

You can. A weekly dose of poetry is now being provided by “The DitchRider” on Duke City Fix. Every Sunday you can find out about a local writer and read a poem or two here. So far he’s profiled UNM’s own Richard Vargas and Damien Flores, plus local hero Margaret Randall. Speaking of heroes, the first poetry article I read by this writer was actually a review of an event sponsored by UNM Creative Writing, the 516 Words Series. And the title was “My Heroes Have Always Been Poets: Bryan, Carnahan, & Weber.” It’s a great article (archived here) and links to a video of a Vlatkovich on trombone and Weber playing hubcaps. Moreover there’s a quote of something JB Bryan (painter, writer, and La Alameda Press Publisher) said that I love:

“Poets always tell the truth,

even if they have to lie to do it.”


Georgia on your mind?

February 18, 2009

Emma Lunbeck, the Writing Program Director for Edgewood Arts, a
non-profit organization located in Savannah, GA

We offer a summer residency program for young writers and we want to let students across the country know about this unique opportunity. Our program invites two writers to live in the Edgewood house, a spacious home across from one of Savannah’s famous parks. Together with our program directors, these writers hold weekly group critiques, supporting and inspiring one another.

We also ask our Residents to participate as teachers in our Storyboard
program, an arts education initiative aimed at Savannah middle school
students. Edgewood Arts provides teacher training and tested curricula, so no teaching experience is necessary. The goal of our organization is to encourage young writers to involve themselves in their communities. Our Residents become part of the Edgewood collective and they also hone their craft by teaching it to the next generation.

Our Summer Session runs from May 8th to August 21st. We welcome
applications in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and creative
nonfiction. Our application deadline is March 15th, 2009.
More information and application materials are available on our website at

Please forward this email to your students and let them know about this exciting opportunity!