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The Education of Oronte Churm

Oronte Churm is the pen name of John Griswold, who teaches in the MFA program at McNeese State University, proudly nestled in Cajun country on the Louisiana Gulf.

February 14, 2011 - 3:30pm
So that was fun, don’t you think? Well worth the effort, and now it’s over. A round of applause for all those writers, poets, editors, and musicians who so generously created podcasts for my Radio Free AWP project, and for those sponsors who donated books and other giveaways for the daily raffles. I sent notification last week to those who won, by the way, so please do check your e-mail if you entered.
February 5, 2011 - 11:00am
As always, simply e-mail me (only once today) at oronte.churm@insidehighered.com to enter. Today only, be sure to include in your title the secret words, which tell an untruth about Radio Free AWP, unless you're going for that Larger Truth Kind of Truth, like Winston Churchill meant when he said, "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning f the end. It 'tis, perhaps, the end of the beginning, haw haw, bring me my brandy." The secret words:This is not the end***Today’s giveaways:
February 5, 2011 - 10:45am
Gale Walden considers The Sadness Museum at AWPs past.Gale Renee Walden is a poet and fiction writer who teaches and directs theses at multiple schools including Roosevelt University, University of New Orleans, and University of Wisconsin. She is also a book reviewer and travel writer.Click here to listen.
February 5, 2011 - 10:30am
Jessica Keener, writer and Agni fiction editor, reads "Not for Sale," part of a larger work-in-progress called "An Ordinary Girl's Search for Home," a memoir. It was first published by Connotation Press, January 2011.
February 5, 2011 - 10:30am
Press 53 author Michael Kardos talks about his forthcoming story collection One Last Good Time.
February 5, 2011 - 10:30am
The other day I posted a couple of podcasts from a Chicago reading series. Here’s another Chicago series, A Night at The Parlor, with Adam Levin, whose novel The Instructions was just released by McSweeney’s Books.
February 5, 2011 - 10:30am
Bill Peschel is the author of Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes, from Penguin Perigee.
February 5, 2011 - 10:30am
Listen in as the staff of Ninth Letter discuss the collaboration between Art & Design faculty and Creative Writing faculty at the University of Illinois in producing the award-winning journal. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal’s mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.
February 5, 2011 - 10:15am
Andrew MacFadyen-Ketchum, who runs the terrific site PoemoftheWeek.org, presents here an audio essay on the late, young poet Joshua Vinzant and his chapbook, Max, which was released earlier this year with RopeWalk Press. Vinzant’s widow, RopeWalk, and the poet Rodney Jones worked to put the book together after Vinzant’s suicide. With readings by Robert Wrigley, Andrew Hudgins, Kim Addonizzio, and Jones.
February 4, 2011 - 10:45am
Xu Xi, who has a couple of podcasts here this week, will be on the panel Page Turners: Asian American Literature in the 21st Century. From Hmong to Iran to Turkmenistan, Asian American literature is broadening its terrain. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is at the fore of this conversation on “radical inclusivity. But what unifies these cultures and aesthetics?

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