Here are a few recent student, faculty, and alumni wins that are making us happy this month:
- MFA alumna Claire Handscombe‘s debut novel, Unscripted, is available for purchase. The novel was released on April 4th by Unbound publishing.
- Current student (and Cafe MFA editor!) Tara Campbell‘s third book, the story collection Midnight at the Organporium, is now available for purchase from Aqueduct Press.
- Professor Rachel Louise Snyder was awarded the 2019 Hope Rising Award for Excellence in Journalism Award from the Alliance for HOPE International. Her book, No Visible Injuries: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, comes out May 7 from Bloomsbury and is available for pre-order.
- MFA alumna Chet’la Sebree‘s debut poetry collection, Mistress, is now available for pre-order ahead of its October 2019 release. The collection about Sally Hemmings was selected for the 2018 New Issues Poetry Prize by Cathy Park Hong.
- Current student Thaer Husein received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Jordan for the 2019-20 academic year. His English language teaching experience includes two years of service with the Peace Corps in Georgia.
- Professor Patricia Park was awarded a $50,000 fellowship from the Jerome Foundation. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in working in dance, film, literature, music, theater/performance/spoken word, and visual arts.
We’re always on the lookout for alumni and faculty news! Send us your updates at CafeMFA(@)gmail(.)com.