Miscellany – January 15, 2016


Debra Monroe’s latest book, My Unsentimental Education, which was widely reviewed, was named on three “Best Ten Books of 2015” lists: in The Dallas Morning News (a national list); The San Antonio-Express News (a national list with a regional emphasis): and the Austin Chronicle (a Texas-centric list).


Roger Jones’ chapbook Familial was published in December by Finishing Line Press. Five of his haibun poems will appear later this year in Journeys 2016, an international anthology of haibun.


The Conference on College Composition and Communication has selected Miriam Williams and Octavio Pimentel’s Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication as the winner of the 2016 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication. Octavio and Miriam will be presented with the award at the Awards Session of the 2016 CCCC Convention in Houston this coming April.


Rob Tally’s essay “Adventures in Literary Cartography: Explorations, Representations, Projections” appears in Literature and Geography: The Writing of Space throughout History (Cambridge Scholars, 2016).  His collection of essays, Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies, co-edited with Christine M. Battista, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan.


MATC alumnus Derek Holden accepted a position as Content Administrator at Game Stop Inc.  Derek’s duties will include creating and managing web content for Game Stop’s international ThinkGeek brand.


At the 2016 Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), to be held in Houston this April, Aimee Roundtree, Deb Balzhiser, and Miriam Williams will present research in a panel discussion titled, “Social Justice on Social Media: The Impact of Digital Technology on Political and Health Communication and Advocacy.” The focus of this year’s ATTW conference is citizenship and advocacy in technical communication.


Susan Morrison’s novel, Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife, has been shortlisted for the 2014-2015 Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction: http://www.storycircle.org/SartonLiteraryAward/pressrelease_2016.shtml.

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