April is National Poetry Month and, here at WVU, the month of readings and congratulations.
First: the readings.
This Thursday, April 26, we'll listen to undergraduates read from their capstone projects at the ENGL 418 reading at 11:30 a.m. in 130 Colson Hall.
Also on Thursday is the always wonderful MFA reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room.
This year, we'll hear from three fiction writers, three poets, and two nonfiction writers, all of whom have successfully defended their theses (or are just about to).
So congratulations to...
Justin Anderson, fiction, for a collection of stories entitled Gardeners. Justin's committee included Mark Brazaitis (chair), Jim Harms, and Ryan Claycomb.
Lisa Beans, poetry, for a collection entitled Pain Index. Lisa's committee included Mary Ann Samyn (chair), Jim Harms, and Mark Brazaitis.
Justin Crawford, fiction, for a collection of stories entitled '85 Flood. Justin's committee included Glenn Taylor (chair), Jim Harms, and Sandy Florian.
Elissa Hoffman, nonfiction, for a collection of essays entitled Girl on a Roll. Elissa's committee includes Kevin Oderman (chair), Mary Ann Samyn, and Rosemary Hathaway.
Micah Holmes, poetry, for a collection entitled Where the Train Whistle Comes From. Micah's committee included Mary Ann Samyn (chair), Jim Harms, and Pat Conner.
Rachel King, fiction, for a novella entitled Tree Line. Rachel's committee included Kevin Oderman (chair), Mark Brazaitis, and Mary Ann Samyn.
Matt London, poetry, for a collection entitled Disaster Recover Drawer. Matt's committee included Jim Harms (chair), Mary Ann Samyn, and Mark Brazaitis.
Kelly Sundberg, nonfiction, for a memoir in stories entitled Demolition. Kelly's committee included Kevin Oderman (chair), Mark Brazaitis, and Mary Ann Samyn.
Finally... if you want to attend just one more reading, you can come to Sunday's Bolton Workshops reading at 6:30 p.m. in the Honors Hall.
Hope to see you soon at one (or all!) of these sure-to-be terrific readings!