Thank You, Donors!

Friends of Writers thanks its many donors.  If you would like to support the work of Friends of Writers, please click on the blue donate on our homepage.

You can view the 2013 donor list HERE.

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Sarah Stone on Strategic Opacity

You can download the full lecture from the MFA STORE.

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Alan Shapiro to Receive the North Carolina Award

Faculty member Alan Shapiro will receive the 2014 North Carolina Award. This is the highest civilian honor the State of North Carolina can bestow. More information can be found online…

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“Grotesquerie” by RJ Gibson

A poem by alumnus RJ Gibson (poetry, ’11) appear at VerseDaily:

Mid-June: this sky a Schuyler sky,
scalloping off toward every horizon, a blue I lack
the name for, like a shirt

I admired with stays
instead of buttons. But on this spot what
had been a wild brown rabbit.

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“Mascots” by Lenore Myka

A new piece by alumna Lenore Myka (fiction, ’09) appears at the New England Review:

We came from many corners of the globe, though in truth they were corners found primarily in North America and the European Union, which is to say, the corners of the globe that mattered. We were employed by our governments or the big acronyms—IRC, UNESCO, USAID, ICRC, WHO—and like twins who create a language only they can understand, we discussed IFBs and RFPs, the OAU and OAS; the newest IO partnering with a local NGO.

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