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Undergraduate Creative Writing Newsletter (9/26 - 9/30)

Undergraduate Creative Writing Newsletter
9/26 - 9/30



Thursday, September 29th, 4:00 pm
Tangled Spaces: Poets Writing Motherhood Martin E. Segal Theater The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th.

How do we theorize a poetics of motherhood?  Attentive to divergent experiences of motherhood and using the maternal as a field that hovers outside neat categorization, this symposium will investigate the poetics of the maternal self and body through the experiences of women of color, adoptive mothers and single mothers.

Panel discussion with poets Meena Alexander, English, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY; Kimiko Hahn, Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College; Erica Hunt, independent scholar.

Moderators: Nicole Cooley, Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College; Leah Souffrant, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Followed by a poetry reading with Meena Alexander, Lee Ann Brown, Tina Chang, Nicole Cooley, Marcella Durand, Betsy Fagin, Kimiko Hahn, Erica Hunt, Cate Marvin, Idra Novey, Tracy K. Smith, Leah Souffrant, Karen Weiser, and Rachel Zucker.

4:00: Panel Discussion
5:30: Reception
6:00: Poetry Reading

Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. For more information please visit



It's time for the first reading of the year from Metro Rhythm
Presents: The Blue Angel Reading Series!
Friday, 9/30 at 8:00 P.M. BST (Brooklyn Standard Time).

This month, we're proud to present five outstanding poets: Josh Bell, Montana Ray, Martin Rock, Genevieve Burger-Weiser, and Katie Byrum.

The reading will be held at Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg.
Blue Angel Wines
638 Grand Street (btw. Leonard & Manhattan Aves.) Brooklyn, NY 11211

To get there, take the L to the Lorimer stop, or the G to Metropolitan.
For more info, visit



Phyllis Raphael, long time undergraduate writing Professor, will be offering in mid September for the second year an intimate, intense adult workshop in personal writing. This weekly off campus workshop seeks to help you discover and frame in literary fashion the stories of your life; stories you may have thought about telling, struggled to tell or stories you may not even know you have to tell - stories that lie just below the level of consciousness waiting to be revealed. Our vehicles are the personal essay and memoir.

For more information see or email



Are you a queer or queer-friendly artist? If so, Queer Awareness Month invites you to submit your fabulous queer-friendly art for our month-long QuAM Art Exhibit! In accordance with our month's theme, the art exhibit is entitled Coloring Outside the Lines, though please feel free to interpret that theme as broadly as you want. Art submissions need not be explicitly queer, just queer-friendly! We will be accepting any type of art you can think of - paintings, photography, poetry, performance art pieces - just bear in mind that for performances we will have to screen your act prior to the exhibit's opening (10/3). The art will be held for the first half of October in the Diana center gallery space and for the remaining half of October in the IRC.



Are you passionate about Latin culture? Do some of the following names ring a bell: Juan Luis Guerra, Los Rakas, Kinky, Carla Morrison, Zuzuka Poderosa, Tego Calderon? Are you interested in the latest Latino microbrewery that just opened up in Chicago or in trying the Guava con Queso cupcakes at Brooklyn Cupcake? If so, we encourage you to apply for a *paid editorial internship at Remezcla*.

Remezcla is an online publication that celebrates Latin culture by bringing readers closer to Latin events happening across five cities in the United States. We champion alternative Latin music that goes beyond Shakira, as well as write about the latest in Latin food and entertainment in New York, Chicago, LA, Miami, and San Francisco.

Currently, we are looking for *high-quality editorial interns* who are passionate about Latin culture (some knowledge of Spanish is a must, as well as cultural familiarity with well-known Latin icons and idioms). Interns would manage a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to: writing articles for the publication, helping put together our online database of Latin events in the US, learning programs including Wordpress and Photoshop, and helping produce promotional content for the site. We welcome individuals who can write with sabor and who are motivated self-starters. We invite you to join a dynamic team of passionate individuals in our Williamsburg offices who live what we write.

Please note, this is a *paid internship*; we take our interns seriously and expect quality work from them in exchange for creative freedom and a welcome voice in all our meetings.

If interested, please send clips, a resume and cover letter to and/or



Event Internship at The Center for Fiction

We are looking for interns to to work at our literary events, helping with setup (sound, promotional materials, refreshments, book selling, etc.), and the execution of the event (audience control, photography, videotaping, reception, etc.). A background or interest in event planning, and/or theater production would be helpful as well as knowledge of A/V, although not required. Some heavy lifting is necessary for the position. This internship is a great way to gain experience in event production and to connect to an amazing line-up of authors. This is a nonpaying position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers Studio is available. The days of the internship are flexible in accordance with our event calendar, but the hours would run from late afternoon into the evening.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Kristin Henley at Please put the title of the internship in the subject line of your e-mail.



Persea Books, a small independent book publisher located downtown, at:

277 Broadway, is offering an internship to students studying at Columbia. Responsibilities include reading and evaluating manuscript submissions, some publicity and office work, and working on the new website. Approximately one day a week, beginning immediately.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:



Catch Up is a new journal of literature and comics, a print journal with an online aspect. The issue will feature work from writers of a college and graduate school age.

We're open to submissions, in general, but we're also accepting submissions for a special online issue for emerging writers. This issue invites submissions from people between the ages of 20 and 28, who have not previously published a chapbook or full-length book.

These writers do not have to be students of creative writing to submit. We will consider unpublished and previously published work (assuming the rights have reverted back to the writer). There are more details at our website

Also, the first issue of Catch Up is out in the world. It includes work from Celan & Amichai, Donald Revell, Karen Weiser, Aime Cesaire, D.A. Powell, Amy Gerstler, Cal Bedient, Miranda Field, Paul Muldoon, Amal al-Jubouri, and many more. You can buy the journal, see extra material from contributors (video, audio, and text), and more at


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