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Book Review: Tales of Glamour and Fear in the Early Days of AIDS

Book Review: Tales of Glamour and Fear in the Early Days of AIDS

By Karen Keating When a mysterious disease began claiming young gay men’s lives in the early 1980s, the White House occupants of the decade, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, were silent. They remained silent for years as the death toll skyrocketed and pleas mounted for White […]

Visiting Writers’ Series: Richard Peabody of Gargoyle Magazine

Visiting Writers’ Series: Richard Peabody of Gargoyle Magazine

By Vince Granata   I’m not certain I’ve encountered a better description of a magazine than the following: Gargoyle has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics. Gargoyle Magazine, the […]

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

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 searching for an agent and […]

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

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 Grants, or check out the […]

A Look at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants

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 older; Be legal DC residents […]

MFA student published in Washington Post; Professor and alumni receive DC Fellowship Grants

MFA student published in Washington Post; Professor and alumni receive DC Fellowship Grants

November is shaping up to be an exciting month for members of American’s MFA community! Current student Patrick Marion Bradley was published in The Washington Post Magazine‘s education issue. His article, started in the MFA program’s Art of Literary Journalism course, follows an AU student […]