Conversations: Talking with David Keplinger

Café Americain is proud to introduce you to our new interview series, Conversations. This is our best attempt at getting to know the faculty who teach and serve the students of the MFA program because, unfortunately, some students don’t manage to take

Resources: The Career Center

The Fast Facts: Where is the Career Center? Butler Pavilion, 5th Floor What are the Career Center hours of operation? The Career Center is open every weekday from 9 AM to 5 PM with the following exceptions: – Tuesdays and Wednesdays:

Meet the 2015-16 Cafe Americain Staff!

Emily Moses Emily Moses is Editor in Chief of Café Americain. A second year candidate who exclusively writes Nonfiction, Emily uses the essay form as a space to work out the connections between the conflicts and questions in her messy mind.

Visiting Writers Series: Ravi Howard

  Ravi Howard won the 2008 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel Like Trees, Walking. He was also a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in 2008. Howard has received awards

Q&A: Cafe Talks to Katie Kotchman, Literary Agent

  I had the distinct pleasure of conducting a Q and A with literary agent Katie Kotchman of Don Congdon Associates regarding the ins and outs of the publishing industry. The following includes some information to keep in mind when

Tips & More Information About the DC Arts & Humanities Grants for 2016

    Deadlines to apply for DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities grants for Financial Year 2016 are quickly approaching. For more information about these grants, see our post A Look at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

A Look at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants

  The deadlines for 2016 grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities begin in May 2015. The qualifications for applying for DCCAH grants are:  Be artists or arts professionals (e.g., presenters, producers and educators), aged 18 or

An Interview with Rigoberto González

  Rigoberto González is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, winner of the American Book Award, The Poetry Center Book Award, The Shelley Memorial Award of The Poetry Society of America, a grant from the New York Foundation for

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill’s first novel, Last Things, was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. She is also the author of four children’s books: While you Were Napping, 11 Experiments That Failed,

Faculty Benefit Reading at 826DC

The back room of 826DC buzzed last Thursday evening as it filled with MFA students, AU alumni, and prospective students who were excited to hear the American University MFA Creative Writing faculty read. Seats filled, listeners gathered wherever there was room