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Faculty member emily danforth will give a co-keynote—“Coming of GAYge: Novelists Malinda Lo and emily danforth talk about Growing Up, Coming Out, and Challenges Faced by LGBTQ Writers and Artists”—at the 15th annual Festival of Words in Middletown, Delaware on February 28th. This year the festival is celebrating diversity in YA Literature.

On Friday, March 6th, she will be giving a book talk on The Miseducation of Cameron Post at North Providence High School 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

On Thursday, March 12th, she will participate in the “Out to Lunch” Lecture Series (an interdisciplinary lecture series that focuses on queer studies) at the University of Connecticut—Storrs. Her topic: To Explore, to Chronicle, to Confront: The Lives of LGBTQIA Teens in Story: Outside Link


Faculty member Karen Lee Boren will be signing copies of her novel Girls in Peril (Tin House Books) and discussing her new collection of short fiction Mother Tongue (New Rivers Press) at this year’s AWP conference in Minneapolis. If you are attending the conference, please stop by Friday, April 10th 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. You can find out more about Karen Lee Boren’s work at

Faculty member Emily Danforth will be a panelist on The Bildungsroman in Fact and Fiction Friday, April 10 12:00 - 1:15. She also is a panelist on Undergraduate Literary Magazines: Who Needs ‘Em?: Saturday, April 11, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.



Shoreline 2015 Launch Party and Reading

Faculty member Cathleen Calbert will read from her forthcoming book of poems, The Afflicted Girls, and students will read from the 2015 issue of Shoreline on Wednesday, April 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Alger Hall 110, Rhode Island College.

All are welcome.

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Alum Chris Dollard’s poem “Knifework,” from his MFA thesis for Syracuse University, has just been published in The Little Patuxent Review.

Alum Lou Freshwater’s story “Angels” was a finalist for the Glass Woman Prize. Read her story here: Outside Link

Alum Rebecca Maizel’s novel Between Us and the Moon will be published by HarperTeen in June, 2015. Find out more about Rebecca Maizel’s work at Outside Link

English/Creative writing major Rebecca Pitzer’s article for was reprinted by the Huffington Post.

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