Archive for: October 2015

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

  Café Américain‘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 WNBA

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

Literary Recipes Inspired by “The Cows Under the Mountain” by James Fruit

Title: The Cows Under The Mountain By: James Fruit “Goll-y Patty, smells mighty fine! Whatta ye got in that oven, rabbit? Woodchuck?” She skipped over to him, rattling the leaded windows, and raised her chins to plant a wet kiss

One True, Hard Thing: an Interview with Leslie Pietrzyk

  Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting AU MFA alumna Leslie Pietrzyk at Bittersweet Cafe in Alexandria for coffee and a chat about her new collection of short stories, This Angel on My Chest (University of Pittsburgh Press), winner

Curated: Environmental Nonfiction

  Environmental nonfiction and journalism are emerging to tell the stories of our changing planet. That’s why we’re sharing a roundup of recent environmental nonfiction pieces that have all the elements of a great story— memorable characters, descriptive scenes, a narrative arc, strong

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