Monthly Archives: June 2010

World Cup Word Game @ Narrative Magazine (Because US Advanced Today!)

Every week, Narrative Magazine sends out a new “Literary Puzzler,” a set of questions or puzzle designed to test your lit prowess. There’s even a chance to win money at the end of the year if you complete enough of … Continue reading

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Okay, I Have a Gray Hair, Am I a Genius Yet?

I’d take a picture of it, but I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t see it anyway. It’s there, though. Right about three quarters of the way up my left ear. Right where my father started first going gray. One. Gray. Hair. … Continue reading

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Awkward encounters with notable writers, episode 1: Uppity

It started about ten months ago at Book Slam, a West London event combining writers, comics, musicians, wine, a Serbian DJ and dim lighting. Book Slam self-defines as a ‘literary nightclub’, but, in reality, it’s better than that. Whenever I … Continue reading

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Exercises From People Who Write Good

It’s hard to find time to experiment with your writing while pursuing your MFA. All free moments are spent writing and refining material that will hopefully culminate in your thesis. Workshop is the place to put up your strongest or … Continue reading

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Q&A with alum Zahra Marie Darby

I asked our class of ’10 alumni to answer a few questions about their experience at Rutgers now that they’ve had a few weeks–an eon in grad-school time–to reflect and get all sentimental and stuff. Hopefully those pursuing an M.F.A … Continue reading

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The Unofficial Writers at Newark Lineup for 2010-2011!

The official list won’t be released until next week, but we got word that the following list has been finalized for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Writers @ Newark Reading Series. There are a lot of awesome writers to … Continue reading

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Your New(ish) Bloggers

Amanda Marie Whiting is a second-year student in fiction at Rutgers. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Williams College and lives in London where she arranges to have awkward encounters with notable writers. This morning Amanda saved a baby opossum. Chris Caruso, our … Continue reading

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