The application deadline for the Second Annual ALSCW/VSC Fellowship is in less than three weeks! For more information about the Vermont Studio Center, please visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/. If you are interested in applying for the, fellowship, go to www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships. to download an application.
The ALSCW/VSC Fellowship provides a one-month VSC residency for a writer who is a current member of the ALSCW. It is open to all of the Association’s creative writers and literary translators. To be eligible for the fellowship, please make sure you have paid your 2011 dues. If you still need to renew, please do so online at https://www.bu.edu/literary/membership/join-or-renew.shtml.
We are pleased to partner with the VSC for this fellowship and for other literary ventures such as LiT (Literature in Translation). You can read about the first LiT forum – which featured Clare Cavanagh and Adam Zagajewski (also participants in our broadside gallery!) – on page 4 of Literary Matters 3.4 http://www.bu.edu/literary/publications/Literary_Matters_3-4.pdf. The second LiT forum – with Patrizia Cavalli and Geoffrey Brock – will be held in October 2011 (the same month as the ALSCW’s annual conference).
We are also grateful to Fred Iseman for funding the first fellowship, and to Rosanna Warren for funding this second fellowship.
You are cordially invited to a local meeting of the ALSCW – the first of the spring 2011 semester. Our meeting will be held at the Editorial Institute at Boston University, 143 Bay State Road, in the conference room / library on the first floor. The Editorial Institute is a five-minute walk from Kenmore Square or a two-minute walk from the Blandford St. stop on the Green Line B. Following the lecture, there will be wine and discussion.
Wednesday 23 February, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Guest speakers Dan Moran and Edmund Jorgensen will be reading excerpts of their own works.
Please let Katy Evans [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Katherine Hala [email@example.com] know by Monday 21 February whether you will be coming.
The latest issue of Literary Matters reflects on the ALSCW’s accomplishments at the end of 2010, and anticipates the new year with a new president and new staff. The issue includes updates on recent member activity and accolades, as well as poems by Robert Gibb and Brent Joseph Wells, bios of the ALSCW interns, and the winning essays from our first annual secondary school essay contest. There is a write up of the latest local meeting in Baton Rouge, where members celebrated the prevention of catastrophic funding cuts to the comparative literature program at LSU, thanks in part to the efforts of the ALSCW. In the Neglected Authors column, Rosanna Warren champions the work of Byron Herbert Reece, a poet and novelist she calls “a casualty of modernism.” Adelaide Russo remembers Brent Joseph Wells, and in the Portrait of a Donor column, President Greg Delanty presents a bio of novelist, translator, and donor Francis O’Neill.
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