Author Archives: Oyez Review

About Oyez Review

Oyez Review is the literary magazine of Roosevelt University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. We publish high-quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art from all over the nation and the world!

Eduardo Rebasa Joins Roosevelt for a Reading and Q&A!

The MFA Program Reading series, in conjunction with Roosevelt University, the MFA in Creative Writing Program, Oyez Review, the Department of Literature & Language, and the Lit & Luz Festival, is proud to present Eduardo Rebasa! As seen on the … Continue reading

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Roosevelt MFA Program Reading Series: Jac Jemc

New semester, new Reading Series! Roosevelt University’s Creative Writing program and the Oyez Review are proud to present the first visiting writer of our Fall 2017 Reading Series: Jac Jemc! Jac Jemc lives in Chicago. Her novel The Grip of … Continue reading

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Interview with Emanuel Rios

The staff of Oyez Review is honored with the opportunity to foster artists of all kinds throughout the world – of the written word, canvas, and lens. We took the time to sit down and talk with one such up … Continue reading

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Blogging Wins and Losses

by: Melanie Jones Someone once said to me, “I don’t understand people who consider themselves a writer, but don’t write.” That same day I created a blog and began putting out some work. A lot of it was what I … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Spring 2017 MFA Readings Series begins with Rion Amilcar Scott!

Join us on March 20th at 5:00 PM for our first reading event with Rion Amilcar Scott!

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Graphic Novels for Adults

“Graphic novel” may sound like a fancy name for a long comic book, but thanks to recent graphic memoir artists, this book category is growing up and moving on from super heroes and childish cartoon characters without losing any of … Continue reading

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Interview with Lucy Knisley

You’re never too old to read comics. Lucy Knisley, an authority on all things food and graphic literature, would be the first to tell you that. From French Milk to Relish to her latest novel Something New, Knisley has made … Continue reading

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Handle Workshop Like a Champ

by: Melanie Jones Oh yes, workshopping is an activity all writers in a MFA Creating Writing program are subjected to. It can be nerve wracking, upsetting, fulfilling, and satisfying, all within one class. At times a writer may find it … Continue reading

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Interview with Sandra Newman

Sandra Newman is the author of seven books, most recently a novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star, which was long-listed for the Folio Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her other novels are The Only Good Thing … Continue reading

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An Interview with Stephanie Feldman

Stephanie Feldman’s debut novel, The Angel of Losses (Ecco), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award, and finalist for the Mythopoeic Award. Stephanie teaches fiction writing in the Arcadia University MFA Program and … Continue reading

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