Prizewinners 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Announcing the Prize Winners from the 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Sponsored by Reunion:The Dallas Review

GRADUATE AWARD – $200
Brian DiNuzzo, Augustana (Fiction)

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD – $150
Andrew Wei, “Melange,” “Photograph,” & “Afterlife” (Poetry)
Sumvruta Iyengar, You’ve Been Zapped (Fiction)

UNDERGRADUATE HONORABLE MENTION – $50
Ajay Dave, “Feasting on Memory” (Poetry)

These selected works will also be published in the volume 7 of Reunion, which will be released fall 2017.

MEET THE STUDENT WRITERS
Join us at the GRAND OPENING of the LitXPro Little Library
Monday, April 24th @ 7.30p at I Love U A-Latte
RSVP – goo.gl/WC5RmL

Thanks to the Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Endowment, Reunion: The Dallas Review (UTD’s literary and creative arts journal previously known as Sojourn) is proud to sponsor an annual UT Dallas creative writing contest! The purpose of the endowment is to encourage UTD students in the field of creative writing.

The creative writing contest will be hosted annually by Reunion: The Dallas Review. It showcases the writing talents of the UT Dallas students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

For more information, visit us at www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/

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Veterans of UTD meeting today

Today is the first meeting of the new semester!Please join us in SSA 14.244 from 1-2pm to meet everyone and start planning our events for the semester.

If you don’t know where the room is, just come to the new VSC and we will be glad to walk you over!

Our meetings will be the first and third Wednesday of every month. Same time and same place!

March is the exception, due to our usual day falling on spring break we will meet the first and FOURTH of that month.

If anyone has any questions feel free to reach out to me here or at kmn150530@utdallas.edu

Creative Dissertation Dance Performance

In fulfillment of the creative portion of her dissertation, Angela Kaiser will present her dance translation of poems by Georg Trakl on Thursday evening, April 23 at 7 pm in the University Theater. The performance is free and open to the public.

Poet Sara Mow Ries says of the dance translation, “It will raise academic eyebrows!”

And, “It transports us behind the curtain of words, with fierce, honest steps, to the most important language. It’s the magnificence of the golden hour, blackbirds released, and it shakes every bit of my bones from slumber. You don’t want to miss this!”

angela k performance

Skip Hollandsworth at UTD on Thursday, March 12

Our speaker for the 2015 Spring Semester will be journalist, filmmaker, and screenwriter, Skip Hollandsworth. His appearance on campus, originally scheduled for February 25, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12. On that afternoon, he will be available to meet with students informally at the library in Green Center at 4 p.m., on Thursday, March 12. That evening at 7:30, there will be a screening of the 2012 feature film Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Black, and Matthew McConaughey. Mr. Hollandsworth co-wrote the script with Mr. Linklater. It was based on Mr. Hollandsworth’s 1998 Texas Monthly article, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which depicts the murder of an 82-year-old woman, Marjorie Nugent, by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede. Informed readers will be aware that Tiede has been lately in the news as his case and sentencing have come up for judicial reconsideration. Following the screening, Mr. Hollandsworth will make brief remarks and engage in a question-and-answer session with the audience. This should be of particular interest to students with an interest in filmmaking, adaptation, journalism, and communication.

The screening and Q&A will take place in JO 3.516.

Mr. Hollandsworth, executive editor for Texas Monthly, is an award-winning journalist whose career began in Dallas. His articles have been recognized nationally as well as regionally, and he is an enthusiastic and personable individual who will provide a unique and entertaining evening following the screening of his film.

Skip Hollandsworth at UTD on February 25

Our visiting writer for the Spring 2015 term will be journalist, filmmaker, and screenwriter, Skip Hollandsworth. He will be available to meet with students informally at the library in Green Center at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, February 25. That evening at 7:30, there will be a screening of the 2012 feature film Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Black, and Matthew McConaughey. Mr. Hollandsworth co-wrote the script with Mr. Linklater. It was based on Mr. Hollandsworth’s 1998 Texas Monthly article, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which depicts the murder of an 82-year-old woman, Marjorie Nugent, by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede. Informed readers will be aware that Tiede has been lately in the news as his case and sentencing have come up for judicial reconsideration.

Following the screening, Mr. Hollandsworth will make brief remarks and engage in a question-and-answer session with the audience. This should be of particular interest to students with an interest in filmmaking, adaptation, journalism, and communication.

Mr. Hollandsworth, executive editor for Texas Monthly, is an award-winning journalist whose career began in Dallas. His articles have been recognized nationally as well as regionally, and he is an enthusiastic and personable individual who will provide a unique and entertaining evening following the screening of his film.

Reunion: the Dallas Review – launch party

REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV Launch Party

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., Visual Arts Building, Free

For over two decades, REUNION: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe. Join us as we celebrate the launch of REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV with live performances and readings. Food and drinks will be provided.

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Book laumch/reading by Joseph Milazzo

From: Milazzo, Joseph
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:33 AM
Subject: Crepuscule W/ Nellie book launch, November 13

I will be reading from and signing copies of Crepuscule W/ Nellie next Thuesday evening , 11/13, at The Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff. Full details on the event can be found here:

http://www.artandseek.org/event.php?id=60374

I wanted to make sure to extend a personal invitation to anyone in the School or Arts and Humanities who may be interested in attending. (The Wild Detectives is not a dry location, and so this event has at least that going for it.)

Thanks much, as always; best,

JM

Talk by Benjamin Saenz – Wednesday April 9

All:
 
The creative writing faculty are pleased to announce the appearance of Benjamin Saenz on our campus on Wednesday, April 9. Novelist, poet, and writer of children’s books, Saenz was named one of the “Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine.

His latest collection of short stories,
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club was accorded the prestigious 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, as well as a Lambda Literary Finalist for Gay Fiction. 

Born in Old Picacho, a small farming village outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-two miles north of the U.S. / Mexico border, Saenz He was the fourth of seven children and was brought up in a traditional Mexican-American Catholic family. He entered the seminary in 1972 at the University of Louvain and was ordained a Catholic priest. Three and a half years later, he left the priesthood.


At the age of 30, he entered the University of Texas at El Paso. He later received a fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 1988, he received a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University. In 1993, he returned to the border to teach in the bilingual MFA program at UTEP. 


His 2012 novel 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Simon and Schuster) is an Honor Book for the Printz Award, and the winner of the Pura Belpré and the Stonewall Awards. 

He is the author of numerous novels, books for children and young adults. His young adult novel
Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood is used in many high school curricula and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, a Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and winner of the Américas Award. 

His bestselling bilingual children’s books include
A Gift from Papà, Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas and A Perfect Season for Dreaming. He also is the author of a several volumes of poetry, including Calendar of Dust, which won the American Book Award..
Mr. Saenz will be on hand at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Library Room of the Green Center to meet with students and discuss writing and his work.
 
At 7:30, he will make a formal presentation of his work in the Performance Hall of the Jonsson Building. The reading is free and open to the public.
 
 
R. Clay Reynolds, Ph.D
Professor, Arts & Humanities
Director, Creative Writing
School of Arts & Humanities

 

 

RAW 2014 Schedule

Poster in PDF format: RAW_2014

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
Richardson, Texas
March 21-22, 2014

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mary Larson of OSU
Doris Neustadt Professor of Library Service and
the Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at Oklahoma State University

Keynote Address:
“Framing a New Approach to the Academic Life:
Digital Humanities and the Six Ages of Scholarship”

Friday, March 21:
Roundtable Discussion: “The Changing Face of the Humanities”
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – ATC Lobby
Opening Reception 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – ATC Lobby

Saturday, March 22:
Breakfast/Registration 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – ATC Lobby
Opening Remarks 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM – ATC Lobby
Session One 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session Two 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Session Three 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Lunch 12:20 PM – 2:00 PM – ATC 2nd Floor Lobby
Keynote Address, Dr. Mary Larson 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – ATC Lobby
Session Four 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM
Session Five 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM
Session Six 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Closing Remarks 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM – ATC Lobby
After Party (TBD)

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