IAS News

MFA Careers and Writing Futures event features journeys of local writers

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On May 17, four MFA-trained writers met with students and alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program to discuss their career paths. Hosted at  McMenamins Anderson School, conversation centered on the diverse ways writers grow and sustain their creative practices.  Special guests included: MFA alumni Scott Brown (’15), Talena Lachelle Queen (’14) and Natalie Singer-Velush (’16), and local artist Sierra Nelson. ...

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Amaranth Borsuk publishes audio poem

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has a new piece in Daily Gramma. Borsuk's audio poem, "elegy facing crochet holes and knit slubs with running stitch," is at once personal and outward-looking, an attempt to think through modes of mourning and resistance as they pass through hands engaged in the craft of caring. The title's impossible act references an attempt to ...

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After the MFA: Good things come in small portions

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By Natalie Singer-Velush ('16)

The time spent as a student in an MFA program, especially the early months, can be overwhelming. There are never enough hours to read, to spend with new ideas, to fulfill the requirements of the program, and also follow our own newly developing inquiries and impulses. The time, conversely, is often also highly charged artistically: These new ideas, however demanding and sleep-depriving, activate a desire to engage deeply with language and art and the process of making and investigating these.

One group of IAS’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics students responded to that charge by launching a micropress, a project that has evolved as its instigators have, and which has provided space for the incubation and expression of art and ideas within the realm of the program and, now, beyond.

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks and reads in Montreal

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Montreal last week to attend the symposium Expanded Poetics: Romantic, Modernist, Contemporary. Hosted by the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University, an experimental research laboratory focused on materialist media studies and collaborative interdisciplinary research, the event brought together philosophers, literary scholars, and poets working in new media to discuss interdisciplinary poetics from Jena Romanticism to the present. Borsuk spoke about 

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Jeanne Heuving receives UW Bothell Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award

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IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving is the recipient of the fourth annual UW Bothell Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award (DRSCA). The DRSCA is presented each year to a UW Bothell faculty member in recognition of scholarly or creative achievement that exemplifies the standards of excellence that are required by the research intensive education environment of UW Bothell.

Heuving, one of UW Bothell’s Founding Faculty members ...

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