What we did on summer vacation…

Students, alums, and faculty were busy making us proud this summer and into September:

Joe Sacksteder‘s sound poems were published at textsound: http://textsound.org/index.php?ISSUE=13.  Joe also had a story published in Booth (Sept 7): http://booth.butler.edu

Peter Markus was named a Kresge Arts Fellow for 2012.

Elizabeth Mikesch, Gerard Breitenbeck, and Ned Randolph spent two weeks on a  cultural exchange and workshop in Lisbon, Portugal.

Brynne Barnes‘ children’s book, Colors of Me, won its third award: The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for First Published Work: http://www.gelettburgesscenter.com/2012_honors.php.

Kudos to everyone for their awesome achievements!

Alumni news

Congratulations to Creative Writing alumnus Joe Sacksteder!  Parts of his 2011 grad thesis have been accepted for publication.  The Collagist accepted one piece for their February issue (http://www.dzancbooks.org/the-collagist/2012/2/8/scratch-where-it-itches.html), and Sleepingfish accepted a substantial portion as well (http://www.sleepingfish.net/Xi/Sacksteder.htm).

Additional congratulations go to 2010 almuna Brynne Barnes!  Her book, Colors of Me, won the 2012 Friends of American Writers Award for Juvenile Literature!  For more info about the book, check out Brynne’s website: http://www.brynnebarnes.com/

Way to go, Joe and Brynne!

Barry Graham and Brynne Barnes reading, Ugly Mug, Sat., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Catch Creative Writing MA graduates Barry Graham and Brynne Barnes reading at the Ugly Mug (317 West Cross Avenue, Ypsilanti) tonight, Saturday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m.  This reading is part of the Madhouse Poetry Series.

Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/230178717062583/