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March

Congratulations Natalie Boden-Kawas and Thomas Jelke for receiving the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Torch Award.

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FIU has been selected as the only site in Florida to host a first complete edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU will display First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. It will go on display next year, marking the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death.

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Writing and Rhetoric Instructor Search (9-month)

Writing and Rhetoric Instructor Search (9-month line). NOTICE OF MEETING: Thursday, March 5, 2015. 3:30-5:30 p.m. DM 252. The Search and Screen committee will meet to review applications for 9-month Instructors in Writing and Rhetoric, position number 42461000. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise Florida International University at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Shirlyon McWhorter at 305-348-2785.

June

Dr. Les Standiford, Director of the Creative Writing Program, sits down for a one-on-one interview about his novel, Meet you in Hell.

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July

Congratulations to CRW alumni, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello (2014)! She has won the AWP Poetry book contest--the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. During her tenure,Marci was a Knight Fellow in the MFA Program.

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August

Creative Writing Program alumnus, Richard Blanco, has been invited by the Department of State to write an original poem and read it at the U.S. Embassy opening in Havana, Cuba.

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September

FIU Master of Fine Arts alumna Ashley Jones MFA ‘15, is among six writers selected to receive a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. It is the only national literary awards program of its kind dedicated to identifying and supporting women writers of unusual talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers.

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