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The Power of Small Moments: A Conversation with Patricia Park

The Power of Small Moments: A Conversation with Patricia Park

Café recently interviewed Patricia Park, who will join AU’s MFA faculty this fall– if we don’t lose her to the beguiling world of actuarial science. CA: What are you drawn to write about? PP: I write about minorities within minorities. It’s “bad” enough when mainstream […]

The Annual Literary Desserts Party

The Annual Literary Desserts Party

  The Annual Literary Desserts Party brought the Literature Department’s MA and MFA students together at the home of MFA faculty member Rachel Louise Snyder. Last Saturday evening, students and faculty joined in celebrating the new semester by gorging themselves on fried chicken, carrots and hummus, […]

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 […]

David Keplinger’s Natural Reach

David Keplinger’s Natural Reach

Author and MFA faculty member David Keplinger has been garnering glowing reviews for his latest book of poetry, The Most Natural Thing (2013). Winner of the Colorado Book Award for The Prayers of Others (2006) and the T.S. Eliot Prize, Keplinger’s latest work explores the minutiae of […]

Kyle Dargan Featured on Moyers & Company

Kyle Dargan Featured on Moyers & Company

American University poetry professor Kyle Dargan will appear on Moyers & Company on Sunday, April 7th. Tune in to hear his thoughts on poetry and living in DC. Can’t wait to watch it? Check out these online videos for more: Kyle’s interview with Bill Moyers […]

Danielle Evans and Kyle Dargan Speak at the Library of Congress Literary Birthday Series

Danielle Evans and Kyle Dargan Speak at the Library of Congress Literary Birthday Series

American University MFA professors Danielle Evans and Kyle Dargan spoke during 2012 installations of the Library of Congress Literary Birthday Celebration series. Danielle Evans celebrated Ralph Ellison’s 98th birthday by reading from Invisible Man and discussing the novel’s continuining relevance for students. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Ehfqnt4KI] Kyle […]