Doug Dorst and co-author J.J. Abrams were the recipients of the Bronze Medal for the 2015 Leserpreis, an annual prize voted on by German readers, for his their recent book, S. (German edition).
Susan Morrison published “Five things you might not know about medieval women – the life of St. Margaret” at Celebrate Scotland: https://www.celebrate-scotland.co.uk/News-and-Features/1975/Five_things_you_might_not_know_about_medieval_women__the_life_of_Saint_Margaret/
Lecturer Anne Winchell presented “Female or Male: A Not So Simple Choice” at the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Conference in Albuquerque, NM; along with her undergraduate student Natalie Hays, who presented “No One Expects a Female Inquisition: A Study on Gender Representation in Video Games.”
On February 14, Kitty Ledbetter will perform with her husband Alan Munde as part of Texas State’s Supple Music Series: http://www.finearts.txstate.edu/meta-calendar/encore-listing.html [archived].
Tomas Morin’s second poetry collection, Patient Zero, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in spring 2017. Also, Tomas will participate in a panel entitled “Paying It Forward: Literary Mentorship” at the Associated Writing Programs Conference next month, as well as taking part in some off-site readings.
Tom Grimes’s new novel will be excerpted in the next issue of Narrative magazine.
Sean Trolinder (MFA fiction graduate – 2012) recently had a short story, “City of Crushed Dreams,” accepted for publication in a future issue of Louisiana Literature. A draft of this story began in one of Debra Monroe’s fiction workshops.