Editorial Staff Picks: the Ultimate Wishlist for Writers

  ‘Tis the season for making wishlists, and the Café editorial staff has come up with the best gifts to give to the writers and readers in your life this holiday season.   Editor in Chief Emily Moses Picks: Secret Garden

Jewel Edwards Reviews Edna Buchanan’s “The Corpse Had a Familiar Face”

  From its opening paragraph, Pulitzer prize-winner Edna Buchanan’s memoir, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (Simon and Schuster, 2004), launches you into the legendary crime writer’s world – the gritty streets of Miami in the seventies and eighties during the height

Conversations: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  CA: What are you drawn to write about? DPV: This could change as my career progresses, but right now, I’m really drawn to the past and stories that have been overlooked. I’m really interested in historical excavation. By “historical”

BinderCon: Building a Community of Bold Women Writers

  I don’t like to talk about the stories I’m working on. Not in detail at least. Especially not to people I don’t know well or those who don’t consider themselves writers. That plotline that’s in its umpteenth iteration? Those

Visiting Writer’s Series: Claudia Rankine

  “There are billions of souls in the world and some of us are almost to be touching the depths of how it is and what it is to be human. On the surface we exist but just beyond is

The Moth: It’s All About The Story

  The veteran NYC cop who donates his dinner to a hungry drug dealer. A sister who stops at nothing to get her little brother to the MLB All-Star Game. That guy from Blue’s Clues who finds himself on a

Visiting Writer’s Series: Abigail Thomas

  Abigail Thomas is the author of three form-shattering memoirs: Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life; A Three-Dog Life; and, most recently, What Comes Next and How to Like It. A national best seller, A Three-Dog Life was named one of the

Resources: Bender Library

  The Fast Facts: What are the hours of operation? Bender Library is open 24 hours a day Monday-Friday for students Saturdays: 9 AM to 9PM Sundays: 9 AM to 11PM Hours may vary on holidays How do I contact

Conversations: An Interview with Stephanie Grant

  Cafe Americain’s features editor, Jewel Edwards,  recently sat down with Professor Stephanie Grant for a chat. They discussed life experiences that have shaped Grant’s writing, advice she can give to fledgling students in the program, her missed career as a

In Which James Fruit Went to the AU Fall Job & Internship Fair

  I got there about an hour after it started. “All the jobs are going to be gone!” I muttered. “Look at all these industrious go-getters.” The undergrads arrayed themselves in queues ahead of me, shuffling compliantly up to the