browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Opus Alumnus

Congrats, Lindsay Sainlor!

From Dale, Dear All… Those of you who remember a recent’ish graduate, Ms. Lindsay Sainlor, will be thrilled to hear that she has been awarded a fellowship to study creative nonfiction in the MFA Program at Emerson College (in Boston) and will be working on the renowned national literary journal, Ploughshares. In her own inimitable … Continue reading »

Categories: Careers, General, Opus Alumnus | Leave a comment

“Besondere Traume”

Dear All: I know, I know, I haven’t a clue what “Besondere Traume” means, but I do know that it is the title of a poem by our own intrepid world traveler, Brooke Shafar, just accepted for publication in The Rectangle, the literary journal of Sigma Tau Delta. What a wonderful send-off to our recent … Continue reading »

Categories: Community of English Practice, Opus Alumnus, Poetry | 1 Comment

RO(A)R: Rise Over Run Gala

From Dale, Dear All…please mark your calendars for 7 pm on May 1 for the FANTASTIC gala to be held in support of Rise Over Run–check out the attached news release to see what I mean! Good Afternoon Creativewriting-list! My name is Monique Gooch and I am Rise Over Run’s PR Coordinator. We have scheduled … Continue reading »

Categories: Community of English Practice, Fiction, Fun, General, Non-Fiction, Opus Alumnus, Poetry, Publishing Opps, WKU Events | Leave a comment

Student Successes Spring So Sweet

This from Dale and Creative Writing Dear All… Oxford, Mississippi is fast becoming a sister city to our creative writing program! Three years ago, some of you may remember, ALEX TAYLOR has just accepted a full fellowship to study fiction in Ole Miss’s outstanding MFA Program; and now, just this week, TRAVIS MORRIS has accepted … Continue reading »

Categories: Careers, General, Opus Alumnus | Leave a comment

More Poets Published

From Dale, Please give congrats to Chelsea Beville! Her poem, “Red Power Ranger,” will be appearing in the next edition of /Grab-A-Nickel.

Categories: Community of English Practice, General, Opus Alumnus, Poetry | Leave a comment

Rise Over Run

If you haven’t already, you should check out the new zine in town, Rise Over Run. They have a Facebook presence. and a MySpace page, and blogs, too. Give a look and contribute.

Categories: Careers, Community of English Practice, Fiction, General, Non-Fiction, Opus Alumnus, Poetry, Publishing Opps | Leave a comment

Kurt Vonnegut Dies at 84

This from Dale Rigby Dear mourners…I’m forwarding the thoughts of distinquished WKU alum Aubrey Videtto, meditating on the recent death of Kurt Vonnegut. The first Vonnegut book I read was in a 20th C. Lit class at the University of Louisville. We read Slaughterhouse-Five along with other incredible works – some were The Unbearable Lightness … Continue reading »

Categories: General, Opus Alumnus, WKU Resources | Leave a comment

Another Coup for WKU

This notice from Dr. Schneider about more kudos to WKU English grads. Some of you will remember Nora Handy, who is now teaching English in Louisville. She has been accepted to a prestigious postgraduate summer program (6 weeks), the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury in Vermont, w/ full fellowship. Another success story.

Categories: English Department Head, Opus Alumnus, WKU Resources | Leave a comment

Alumni Everywhere Doing Well (No, this is not a headline from The Onion)

Another alum does good by doing well. Dear Professor Schneider, … I received my MA in English from WKU back in 1990. I then moved back to Calgary, Alberta with my wife, LuAnne (who completed her Master’s in Folklore at WKU in the same year). We then moved down to Carbondale (SIU, obviously), where I … Continue reading »

Categories: General, Opus Alumnus, WKU Resources | Leave a comment

Michael Croley: Novel Progress

Alumnist Michael Croley is hard at work on a long project and will have a story, “Promises” appearing in the next issue of Narrative, which should come out in late April or early May. He will finish his MFA at the University of Memphis in May where Richard Bausch serves as his major professor. Here … Continue reading »

Categories: Opus Alumnus | Leave a comment