Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MFA Student Thai Kaewkaen to Speak at December Commencement

MFA student Anothai Kaewkaen has been chosen as the graduate student speaker for Lindenwood University's December Commencement ceremony. Thai is currently finalizing his graduate thesis, under the mentorship of Professor Emeritus Michael Castro, to complete his MFA in Writing degree at the end of this month. Thai was a Fulbright scholar, has won a first place award at the SRSE for the past two years, has read his poetry at several local literary readings, and has had his work published during his time in the program. He is teaching ESL classes for Lindenwood as he finishes up his thesis. More information about Thai is available here. The LU MFA in Writing Program is very proud that one of our students has once again been chosen for this honor. Congratulations, Thai! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Enrolling Now for Fall Quarter

Enrollment for fall MFA classes is now underway, and classes are filling fast. The class schedule is available here, and detailed class info is available here. Contact Beth soon if you plan to enroll.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Congratulations to Catherine Rankovic

Congratulations to LU MFA faculty member Catherine Rankovic for her multiple awards in the St. Louis Writers Guild’s 2014 Deane Wagner Poetry Contest. Her poem Deckle-Edged won Third Place, her poem The New Country won First Honorable Mention, and her poem To Another Young Artist won Third Honorable Mention. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fall Quarter 2014 Registration & Class Info

Current LU MFA students: To register for Fall classes, email your class choices to the Program Director, Beth Mead, at bmead@lindenwood.edu. Confirmation will be emailed upon enrollment on August 25.

The full Fall class schedule is available here

The full Fall textbook list is available here.

The info for each cluster/class, including the instructor's course description, class type, textbook list, first assignment, and start date, is available at the appropriate link below:

Prose Cluster--Tuesday--Andrew Pryor
Scriptwriting--Monday--Peter Carlos

Literary Journal Editing--Beth Mead (students may enroll in one or two sections of journal editing)

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Publications by LU MFA Faculty Members

New poems by Eve Jones at Vinyl Poetry

New flash fiction piece by Kelli Allen at Fjords Review

Upcoming story by Mark George, "The Marrowbone Sessions," in The Southeast Review

Upcoming book by Julia Gordon-Bramer, "Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath," from Stephen F. Austin University Press

Upcoming poems by Catherine Rankovic in December magazine and River Styx

Upcoming poetry collection by Michael Castro, "How Things Stack Up," from Singing Bone Press

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MFA Reading & TLR4 Book Launch

Thank you to Kelli Allen for her lovely job hosting our July 2014 reading and book launch, and congratulations to our wonderful readers: Patricia Feeney, Tom O'Keefe, Lisa Haag Kang, Ryan Trimble, Shirley Smith, Nick Bateman, and Karen Burton.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fall Quarter 2014 Class Schedule

NOTE: Detailed info for each class (course descriptions and types, textbooks, first assignment info) is available HERE. Fall registration begins August 25. Fall quarter runs October 6 through December 20. New coursework options in genre fiction and the novel will be offered beginning with Winter Quarter 2015. Contact Beth with any questions. 

F14 In-Class Clusters:

Prose Cluster (Fiction & Creative Nonfiction)
Andrew Pryor

Scriptwriting Cluster
Peter Carlos

F14 Online Classes: 

IMF523 Focused Nonfiction Workshop: Flash Nonfiction -- Mary Anderson

IMF525 Poetry Writing Workshop -- Kelli Allen

IMF529 Adv Studies Craft of Poetry -- Catherine Rankovic

IMF537 Selected Emphases in Fiction: Magical Realism -- Eve Jones

IMF539 Adv Studies Contemporary Fiction -- Wm. Anthony Connolly

IMF566 Narrative Journalism -- Tony D'Souza

IMF557 The Literary Journal -- Beth Mead
[four separate sections: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, and Flash Fiction; students may take up to two sections in one quarter; students will serve as editorial assistants for issue 5 of The Lindenwood Review]