Monday, March 29, 2010

AWW Alumni News

David Halperin (AWW 2008)

David emails that his novel, Journal of a UFO Investigator, will be published in early 2011 by Viking Press. What's more, the novel has also been acquired by publishers in Germany, Italy and Spain. Details are in this Publishers Weekly article. Congratulations David!

Christina Lovin (AWW/Judson Jerome Scholarship 2007)

Christina Lovin has been chosen as the inaugural Poet-in-Residence at Connemara, the Flat Rock, North Carolina, home of the late poet Carl Sandburg. The Write-in-Residence program was long a vision of the Sandburg family; it has come to fruition with the cooperation of the National Park Service and Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara. Lovin will spend three weeks at Connemara this spring. The residency also comes with a $1500 stipend.

Lovin has also been writer-in-residence at Devil's Tower National Monument (WY) and Andrews Experimental Forest (OR, through the Spring Creek Project). Lovin's other awards since her time at Antioch include: 2007 Emerging Poet Award from Southern Women Writers, 2008 Winner of both the Women Who Write and Portia Steel Awards, 2009 Ethnographic Poetry Award (from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology), 2008 AWP WC & C Scholarship for Poetry, 2007 "Best of the Best" from Triplopia, and two Pushcart nominations (for "Coal Country" and "Maguey Azul").

Julie Moore (AWW 2005; Judson Jerome Scholarship 2009)

Julie recently received word from The Fourth River that her poem "Stealth," (for which she received feedback during a one-on-one critique with Rebecca McClanahan during AWW 2009) won runner-up in the 2009 poetry contest sponsored by The Fourth River (out of Chatham University and its MFA program). Julie emailed us that: "AWW just keeps on giving and giving..." Julie is our Saturday Seminar poetry instructor, so she's going to be giving and giving to AWW this summer, too!

Kristina McBride (AWW 1996)
Kristina's first novel--a Young Adult titled The Tension of Opposites--will be published May 25 with Egmont USA. Her novel is about 16-year-old Tess who struggles to regain her best friendship with Noelle, a broken and self-destructive girl who has just returned from a two year abduction. Learn more at Kristina emails: "Though I attended AWW over ten years ago, it has remained a source of inspiration." That's what we love to hear! Congratulations, Kristina!

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