Monday, September 16, 2013

highland reading this thursday (9.19) @ 7pm

I'll be reading at Highland Coffee's on the 19th at 7pm. This will be the second reading of the delta literary journal's Fall 2013 Highland Reading Series.  The readers include Emily Provosty, Kat de Vay, and Vincent Cellucci.

delta is a literary journal associated with LSU's English department, though they are left to fend for themselves in terms of funding, readers, etc. delta publishes a new volume of undergrad writing every year, but they're probably most recognized as the coordinators of the Highland Series.

Monday, September 9, 2013

nola adult poetry workshop

my alma mater has me teaching a poetry workshop in nola autumn!!
nola please sign up or holla to friends about courses if you know someone that may be interested in pre-funking friday nights with some word sorcery uptown (details below)

deceptions in eight weeks covering: ego, mana, incantations, evocation, animism and hexes, invisibility, "i"llusion, and ceremony.

it will be haunting--


Loyola Writing Institute

The Loyola Writing Institute is pleased to offer fall writing courses for the community!

Writing Well-Crafted Fiction
Taught by Stephen Rea • Tuesdays from 7 – 9 p.m. • Starts Sept. 17 for eight weeks
Whether your goal is to perfect your short stories or get your literary novel onto bookstore shelves, or you simply enjoy writing for yourself and want to master the basics, this course will improve your fiction writing.

The Soul of Wit: Flash Fiction Writing
Taught by Tom Andes • Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m. • Starts Sept. 18 for eight weeks
This class will examine the short, short stories of celebrated writers and will help students write fiction pieces under 2,000 words through workshops and tutorials.

Writing the Essay as Story: Creative Nonfiction
Taught by Peyton Burgess • Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. • Starts Sept. 19 for eight weeks
Students will workshop one creative essay that utilizes research and a strong personal voice in order to not only entertain the reader, but also to make the reader feel smarter.

Your Magic Words: Crafting Poetry
Taught by Vince Cellucci • Fridays from 6 – 8 p.m. • Starts Sept. 20 for eight weeks
This workshop will help students understand the language of poetic magic and the crafting of poetry. Classes will focus on reading and analysing poems, and writing and work-shopping students' poems.

Where: Loyola campus, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Bobet Hall, Rm 341. Thursday, Marquette Hall, Rm 406.
Cost: $250.00  

Open to: Adults (21+) and is not for Loyola credit. Participants must not be currently enrolled as full-time students.
Sign up: Send your check to Walker Percy Center, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 157, New Orleans, LA 70118. Please include your email address or phone number and indicate which course you are signing up for.
For further information: e-mail or call 504-931-9902.


Teacher biographies

Tom Andes was born and raised in New Hampshire, and has lived on both coasts and in New Orleans. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals and in the Best American Mystery Stories series, and he has taught writing privately and at San Francisco State University and the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars in Natchitoches, LA.

Patricia Brady came to New Orleans in 1961 and never went away. A former director of publications at the Historic New Orleans Collection, she has published several biographies, including those of Martha Washington and Julien Hudson.

Peyton Burgess was born in Richmond, Virginia and received an MFA in fiction from New York University, where he taught undergraduate creative writing and worked as fiction editor for Washington Square Review. He is currently the fiction editor for New Orleans Review and his writing has appeared in Salon, Exquisite Corpse, The Faster Times, La Fovea, and Otis Nebula.

Vincent A. Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (City Lit, 2012). He also edited and contributed to both The Katrina Decameron (audiobook available through iTunes) and Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2013). He teaches communication in the LSU College of Art + Design.

AnnGisleson has been published in The Mississippi Review, the New Orleans Review,ConstanceMuse MediaGambit Weekly and the Great American Poetry Show Anthology. She has participated in residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the New York Institute for Writers and has also received a Louisiana Division of the Arts grant and a Surdna Arts Teacher's Fellowship.

Stephen Rea is originally from Northern Ireland but has lived in New Orleans since 2004. A former national newspaper journalist in the UK, he is the author of the book Finn McCool's Football Club, a tale set against Hurricane Katrina centered around the Irish pub in Mid-City.

three of my favs @ underpass tomorrow

Fiction and Poetry by Min Kang, Dylan Krieger and Emily Nemens!

Chelsea's at 8! (Facebook event)

Min Kang is a failed chemistry major. She is a third-year poet at LSU. Her writing has been featured in Asia Literary Review, Santa Clara Review, and LSU's own New Delta Review. She co-coordinated the 5th Annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival with Jackie Kari and invited writers from the contiguous United States and Canada to read and perform in Baton Rouge.

Dylan Krieger frets and fucks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is currently earning her MFA in poetry and co-coordinating the Delta Mouth Literary Festival at Louisiana State University. Her heart and warm jackets, however, still reside in the Catholic stronghold of South Bend, Indiana, where she was born, baptized thrice, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. As a Latin minor, she can attest she was indeed the highest there.

Emily Nemens is a third year fiction MFA and the newly appointed prose editor at The Southern Review, which means she'll probably be a third year for a while. Her fiction is in the current issue of The Gettysburg Review and on esquire dot com, and her political watercolors, including a new series, "Let's talk about sext," are on view at women of the 112th dot tumblr dot com.