2010 Archive

CUNY Lecturer Co-authors Book Fictionalizing Zora Neale Hurston

"'Fictionalizing Zora gave us creative freedom,' said Ms. [Victoria] Bond, a 31-year-old lecturer in composition and classics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who has an M.F.A. in creative writing." >>


"MFA in Translation: Queens College"

"[I]n 2007 Queens College of the City University of New York became the first institution in the greater New York area to offer students the chance to pursue an MFA in literary translation." >>


"Hunter Alum's New Novel Gets Thumbs Up from the Times"

"Novelist Gary Shteyngart (MFA '02) has won a rave review from The New York Times for his latest book, Super Sad True Love Story." >>


"Nannies Still Draw a Keen Audience"

"[Author Victoria Brown] is a Brooklyn resident who is enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Hunter College, and began her journey from nanny to writer with classes at LaGuardia Community College...." >>


"Found Self in Translation"

"At first, it was all Greek, but thanks to a new creative writing program at Queens College, one poet has found her own voice in translation." >>


"Poet Tom Sleigh Named Distinguished Professor"

"Since 2007 Sleigh has served as program director for Hunter's widely respected Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. He is the author of seven books of poetry with an eighth scheduled for publication next year." >>


"Mac Wellman Named CUNY Distinguished Professor of English"

"A multidisciplinary and prolific artist, Wellman has written 40 plays, three novels, and three collections of poetry. He has received numerous honors, including both NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, a Bessie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award." >>


"At Home in Australia, New York and Writing"

"Since moving here [Peter Carey] has become the executive director of the graduate writing program at Hunter College and has enthusiastically adopted New York...." >>


"Black Writers Ponder Role and Seek Wider Attention"

"The 10th National Black Writers' Conference begins on Thursday at Medgar Evers College in New York, an anniversary that prompted Walter Mosley to remember his first conference, in the 1980s." >>


"Tina Chang Named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn"

"Chang is the author of Half-Lit Houses and the editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond. She currently teaches at Hunter College...." >>