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Category: Fiction

Gifting

November 9, 2016  |  Fiction, MFA, Writing

    With fall break on the horizon and my first semester of graduate school readying itself to be tucked in I can’t help but do that looking-back-thing and wonder if I’ve best used these past weeks. If I’ve stretched myself enough, leaned in and learned from my initial discomforts, been a thorough and generous […]

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Derek Askey Interviews Peter Stenson

Derek Askey: When we first talked about Fiend <http://www.amazon.com/Fiend-A-Novel-Peter-Stenson/dp/0770436315> , before it even had that title, you said you watched all of Breaking Bad <http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad> , then all of The Walking Dead <http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead> , and then wrote this book in a month. That sounds a little too tidy, even for you. In short, I don’t […]

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On Desire

November 6, 2013  |  Alumni, Faculty, Fiction, Writing

I’m going to make two claims in this post. Neither one of these claims is exactly new, but these are both things that I didn’t know when I was starting off as a fiction writer, and that have both proved incredibly useful to me. These are also both claims that, although I heard them before […]

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Writing as an Act of Empathy

September 25, 2013  |  Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing

  Reading fiction has given me strong feelings and opinions about things I’ve never actually experienced. My ideas of how it felt to wear a corset in the 1800s, of how WWII affected Japanese workers, of what it’s like to have a cheating spouse, are all things I learned, and felt deeply, because of reading […]

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Living Social

September 11, 2013  |  community, Fiction, Fort Collins, MFA, Uncategorized, Writing

The best thing about being in a writing program is being around other people who understand the writing condition. I think Leslee Becker told me that once, or something like it. And it’s true, I think, that coming to Fort Collins for graduate school has afforded me the wonderful opportunity to be comfortable with the […]

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AWP Happenings: I’m Already Exhausted and Exhilarated

AWP 2013 is upon us, and we’ve all got big plans.  Check out what the CSU folks will be up to: FACULTY: Dan Beachy-Quick:  Friday, March 8: 2:00: Ahsahta Book Signing;  3:30: The Arcadia Project Panel w/ Jennifer Moxley, Josh Corey, Jonathan Skinner, and Brenda Ijima; The Arcadia Project: Writing the Postmodern Pastoral; Location: Room 109, […]

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