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Summer 2017



  • Summer Writing Tips


    Here in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting longer, and warmer. Summer is upon us and I thought I’d offer a few tips for keeping your writing mojo going when many would rather be at the beach or holed up in a cool bookstore escaping the heat. Read – Any time of year is […]

  • Success: Instructor Lou Mathews Receives Pushcart Prize Nominations

    Lou Mathews HIO

    Instructor Lou Mathews has had several successes recently! Lou received 2017 Pushcart Prize nominations for two stories published last year, “Whimper” for the final issue of Black Clock and “Last Dance” from the Spring/Summer issue of ZYZZYVA. “Last Dance” is also being reprinted in the 2017 edition of Golden State – Best New Writing from […]

  • Success: Emily Hunt Kivel Accepted Into MFA Program

    Emily Hunt

    Writers’ Program student Emily Hunt Kivel is headed back to school! Emily, who has studied short story with Ben Loory and Lou Mathews, will be starting the MFA program in fiction through Columbia University this fall! Emily used short stories she created in her Writers’ Program classes as her writing sample as well as a […]

  • Summertime and the Writing is (hopefully) Easy


    Hello from Writers’ Program assistant and social media gal, Bree. As you may have heard, summer registration is now open! We’ve got an extensive and exciting lineup of courses this term in fiction, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, poetry and special topics. You can always contact us for more info on specific courses and the program, but […]

  • Success: Jake Gerhardt Publishes Sequel Middle Grade Novel

    Jake Gerhardt

    Former Writers’ Program student and children’s book author, Jake Gerhardt, has published again!  My Future Ex-Girlfriend will come out this May and is the sequel to Me and Miranda Mullaly (January 2017, Penguin Random House), which follows eighth graders Sam (the class clown), Duke (the intellectual) and Chollie (the athlete).  If you’re not familiar with […]

  • Success: Jac Smith Accepted Into MFA Program

    Jac Smith

    Congratulations are in order for former creative writing student, Jacqueline Smith (AKA Jac) who has been accepted into the 2017 MFA Fiction Cohort at Notre Dame!  Less than 5% of applicants are accepted into the program and we’re so happy that Jac is one of them!  Prior to her acceptance at Notre Dame, Jac was […]