Thato Mwosa’s (WSS, June 2017; MFA Faculty) short film, “Stay Here With Me,” has been selected to be a part of the prestigious Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC.

Cindy House (Fiction, June 2017; MFA Faculty) is featured in a faculty profile in Gotham Writers.

Jody Hobbs Hesler (Fiction, June 2017) has been busy with several interviews discussing her short story collection What Makes You Think You’re Supposed to Feel Better: in Hypertext, on the podcast The Writer’s Story, and in Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She also appears in an article “8 Short Story Collections About the Flipside of Living in a Postcard Destination” in Electric Lit.

Steven Cramer (Poetry, MFA Faculty) has two poems out: “The Island” in storySouth and “Electric Guitar” in The Harvard Review. Both poems are from his recent collection Departures from Rilke.

Sara Levine (Nonfiction/WFYP, January 2006) is featured in an interview about her new picture book Sensitive in The Lerner Blog. Her book A Peek at Beaks: Tools Birds Use was among the nominations for the 2024 Sakura Medal in the Picture Book category.

Jasmine Warga (WFYP, June 2013) was among the nominations for the 2024 Sakura Medal in the Picture Book category for her book A Rover’s Story in the Chapter Book Plus category.

D. Dina Friedman (Fiction, January 2016) has also been busy. Her poem “In My Heart” is featured in Rattle. She has a new sort story collection Immigrants coming out shortly from Creators Press. She has a blog, Music and Musings: Living a Creative Life in a Creatively Challenged Universe no available on Substack, and she will be taking part in the 30 Poems in November Project to raise funds for the Center for New Americans, based in western Mass; you can visit her fundraising page for the project here.

Jennifer LeBlanc (Poetry, June 2012) has two poems: “The Birth of Venus” and an erasure “To stress” in the October 2023 issue of Sweet Tree Review.

Amber Wong (Nonfiction, January 2014) has an essay “A Toxic Mess: Seattle’s Gas Works Park and the Politics of Environmental Cleanup” in

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) has a poem “Advent in Time of War” in the Summer 2023 issue of Lily Poetry Review.

Hunter Liguore (Fiction/WFYP 2012) has a story “Sanctuary” in the Fall 2023 issue of Nonprofit Quarterly. She was also a finalist for the 2023 Robert Day Award for Fiction in New Letters.

Jason Reynolds’ (WFYP, MFA Faculty) picture book There Was a Party for Langston made the Publishers Weekly list of Best Books for 2023 in the Picture Book category.

Sabrina Fedel (WFYP, June 2014) had a cover reveal for her forthcoming YA novel All Roads Lead to Rome, which is now available for preorder from Penguin Random House.

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