Three Alumni in Waxwing Literary Journal

Work by alumni Valerie Bandura (poetry, ’02), Laurie Saurborn Young (poetry, ’08), and Rachel Howard (fiction, ’09) in featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Waxwing Literary Journal. You can read the journal online here.

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“Between the Lines” by Dinah Berland

A poem by alum Dinah Berland (poetry, ’95) appears at One:

Sitting on the tarmac in the dark, waiting
for takeoff, I insert words between the lines,
words you will not find here, no matter how

hard you look, or in the flight paths we take
in opposite directions, jet streams reaching
the vanishing point. I think of you all the time

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“Equilibrium” by Amy Minton

A story by alum Amy Minton (fiction, ’09) appears in the fall issue of Phoebe and you can read an excerpt online:

This rickety fishing-boat-turned-dive-charter stinks of fish guts and flowery aerosol. Planks around the wheelhouse are freshly painted—maybe yesterday, maybe last week. Nothing ever dries in this humidity. A glob of grey paint on the baseboard tells me there is a serious lack of attention to detail on this boat. I needle the paint glob with the tip of my nail until the outer skin bursts and hot grey paint oozes out. Underneath, stuck to the weathered baseboard, a dried fish eye stares at me.

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AWP Panels and Events

Join us at AWP Minneapolis!

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College invites its students, graduates, and faculty to stop by the Program’s Bookfair table (#651), to attend the more than 50 panels featuring our own (see schedule and descriptions attached below!), and to attend our annual party, which will be held from 9 to midnight at the Burnet Art Gallery in the Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis, 901 Hennepin Avenue. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

We’ll also be hosting a pre-reception event in the same space from 7:30 to 8:30–an informational gathering for prospective students of color. So if you know writers of color who are contemplating applying to MFA programs, please encourage them to attend–or accompany them!–to this event.

We look forward to seeing you this April.

AWP Schedule 2015

AWP 2015 At-A-Glance

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Looking for AWP Volunteers

Our program will once again have a table at the AWP Conference. This year’s gathering will be held in Minneapolis. The Bookfair is open Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 to 5:00. We seek volunteers, in one- or two-hour shifts, to answer questions from prospective students and to talk about their experience in our MFA program.
If you’re coming to AWP and are able to donate some of your time toward staffing our table, please contact our Friends of Writers Board member Mary Jo Thompson at by March 20 with specifics about your availability. Mary Jo will coordinate the schedule, and will be back in touch with you to confirm.
Our thanks in advance for your assistance. As one of our recent print ads stated: “Our graduates are our best advertisement.” Your many successes, and your abiding enthusiasm for our program provide impressive evidence of what the Warren Wilson MFA yields and makes possible for your lives as writers.

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