Kill Those Trees!
I know, I know. But before you pick up your green placards, please hear me out. To begin with, these are not my words (not that I need to pass the blame), but these words come from Amina Gautier, whose work, especially her short story collection, At Risk, I have come to admire. Yes, Gautier … [Read more…]
Lectores Series Available on YouTube
One of the great benefits of the University of Tampa MFA program is the visiting authors and publishers. In the first term of the nascent program, superstar crime fiction author Michael Connelly dropped by the program and talked about story construction and concepts of literary merit in the sometimes unfairly termed “genre fiction.” Then, in … [Read more…]
George Saunders on Voice and Voices
George Saunders, perhaps the most important living short story writer in the English language, served as a guest lecturer during the Tampa MFA program in the June 2012 residency, and as a component of his visitation, he delighted fans and acolytes alike with a reading of a few of his short stories. After the readings, … [Read more…]