Practical Learning

Practical Learning

By: Ellis Carrington For the most part, undergraduates and graduates will generally follow this traditional style of college course learning: attend classroom lecture, take time to read and reread material outside of class, and prep for mid-term and final exams. While reading and researching provide 

Virtual Book Events You Can Attend From Home

Virtual Book Events You Can Attend From Home

By: Jessica Sullivan In these uncertain times, we’re forced to re-examine what’s important to us. Whether that be spending time with loved ones, maintaining or improving your well-being, reading, or writing, two things has remained clear: books are essential, and books connect us. Maybe you’ve 

Korean Literary Society of Washington, D.C.

Korean Literary Society of Washington, D.C.

By: Will Schick We all ordered the cabbage and beef short rib stew. Six bowls. But, as these things happen, the restaurant ran out. That’s when a fight erupted. “Sorry, we’re all out,” the server said as he set five bowls down on our table. 

Radiant Damage

Radiant Damage

By: Zoe Aslop Before the massive wheel of a stopped truck, a thin man, oblivious to a thermal radiation camera watching from miles to the east, turns a little to urinate on the sand of the Sahara, before facing the camera again, to Mecca. He 

Writers Out Loud

Writers Out Loud

By: Zoe Aslop As a graduate student in New York, Rachel Coonce was reading from her memoir in front of a crowd for the first time when she heard a sound coming from the audience that surprised her. “I was speaking from my heart and 

Staying Productive Off-Campus

Staying Productive Off-Campus

By Brahidaliz Martinez As the semester rolls over to the halfway mark, it’s a good time to make sure that you’re on top of your assignments and workshops. Besides attending office hours, critiquing your peers’ work, and revising your stories, it might be helpful to 

Folger Theatre’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

Folger Theatre’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

By: Bailey Blumenstock For the past year, in addition to the various hats I wear at AU, I’ve also had the pleasure of working in the Box Office at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre. While best known for its theatre productions, the Folger hosts a number 

The Art of Losing in 2019

The Art of Losing in 2019

By Nick Chhoeun The annual Art of Losing event took place on April 24, 2019. For those unfamiliar with this event, its mission was celebration. Every year, we lose writers and artists that impacted in our lives for the better. This event gave people the 

Annual Faculty Reading 2019

Annual Faculty Reading 2019

By Emily Smith A defining aspect of AU’s MFA program is its close relationship between faculty and students, both past and present. The Annual Faculty Reading, held this past Wednesday night at 826 DC, is the embodiment of this communal spirit. MFA faculty, current students, 

Your Guide to the Literary DMV, Part II

Your Guide to the Literary DMV, Part II

By Tara Campbell Welcome back to a new year at AU. Before the semester gets too hectic, let’s take a look around at what else is going on in the Literary DMV (see Part I). Now’s the time to plug things into your calendar so