A Q&A with the writer Anna Dorn
As a third grader, Marc Stallion stood in his closet, the one place he knew he could find privacy. There, by the coats, where it was calm and quiet, he pulled paper napkin after paper napkin out of his pockets.
World Teachers’ Day, observed annually on October 5th, is a global event that honors the invaluable contributions of educators and teachers to society. This occasion, established by UNESCO in 1994, underscores the crucial role teachers play in shaping the future through the dissemination of knowledge and the nurturing of personal and intellectual growth in students.
Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing has received the honor of being named one of MovieMaker’s 25 Best Film Schools for 2023, with the magazine recognizing it as one of three standouts for the category of Outstanding Screenwriting Training, alongside Emerson College and UCLA.
It can be hard to find time and emotional space within our busy lives to sustain a creative writing practice. At the same time, writing offers a key space to process and make sense of our experiences. Navigating the writing life is a productive challenge, says this week’s guest Lisa Locascio Nighthawk, the Chair of the Antioch MFA in Creative Writing.
When I had my brother on the phone a few months ago, he asked me out of the blue if I was proud to be Jewish. I told him, of course, I was. My first book of poetry, which hadn’t been released yet, would be titled Kosher, a title that I chose to pay homage to my Jewish roots (despite not keeping kosher during my meals).
Many writers dream of having their book developed into a TV show. For Leslie Lehr, a 2005 alum of the Antioch MFA in Creative Writing, this dream is coming true. Her 2021 memoir A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You was optioned by HBO Max Comedy.
Victoria Chang, the prominent poet and Antioch MFA core faculty is a longtime advocate for “literary citizenship”—she says we ought to create writing worlds full of collaboration, generosity, and mutual…
Victoria Chang has won the 2023 Chowdhury Prize in Literature, the prestigious international award given to a mid-career writer both for their body of work and for their future potential…
When Reyna Grande walked into this year’s Texas Book Festival, she was greeted with hugs and exclamations. Everywhere she went, someone was excited to see her. People knew who she was.
This wasn’t the case ten years ago. “When my first book came out,” she says, “I was the new kid on the block. No one knew who I was.” For Grande, an alum of Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing who now teaches in that same program, all it has taken is sixteen years of hard work, building relationships, and publishing numerous books to claim her space in the writing world.
The worlds of theater and film often seem impenetrable and full of barriers, especially for people from less privileged backgrounds—how can we navigate it?
The Bruce and Arlene Crandall Social Courage Award is a scholarship established by Antioch Board Member Steve Crandall. It celebrates the life and legacy of both his parents, both of whom were exceptionally courageous people in their own right.