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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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You’re a Writer and a Brand

By: Melanie Jones Oyez Review Editor Since graduating I’ve been attuned to the marketing world, which is fast-paced and in some ways unforgiving. Currently I work as an independent marketing contractor and have worked as head of marketing from restaurants … Continue reading

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Odie Lindsey Reading November 7th – Roosevelt MFA Reading Series

The Roosevelt Fall Reading Series continues on November 7 with visiting author Odie Lindsey. Lindsey will read from his short story collection, We Come to Our Senses, recently published by W.W.Norton.  In this collection of linked stories described as artful … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jack Ketchum

  Dallas Mayr, better known to his fans and colleagues within the literary world and horror universe as Jack Ketchum, has been terrifying and captivating readers with his fiction writing for over 35 years, bursting into our world with the … Continue reading

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10 Favorite Horror Stories

For me, I have always enjoyed anything and everything that falls under the category of horror. There is a sense of freedom that an artist, filmmaker, or writer has within this genre. It is a genre that deeply coincides with … Continue reading

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Daniel Saldaña París Reading October 13th – Roosevelt MFA Reading Series

Thank you to everyone who attended the first of our Reading Series! If you were unable to join us, please come to our next session on Thursday, October 13th, with the Lit & Luz Festival of Language introducing Daniel Saldaña París! Daniel Saldaña París (born Mexico … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt University MFA Fall Reading Series Starts Now!

The Fall 2016 semester is now in full swing, and that means a new season of the Roosevelt MFA reading series. This year the season kicks off with a night of three authors from the University of Iowa’s International Writer’s … Continue reading

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To be or Was Being: Strengthening Your Syntax

When writing, you want your message to be powerful and long lasting. Each word should work together and build the sentence. Each sentence should strengthen each paragraph. You want each sentence to pack a bit of a punch, to be … Continue reading

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