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Faculty Mentor, Caridad Svich’s Works in February 2016


World premiere of Agua de Luna (psalms for the rouge) at Matrix Theatre in Detroit under Sherrine Azab’s direction. (this play is a Matrix commission funded by the Knight Foundation).

Antigone Project at Rep Stage from February 17-March 5, 2016 under Joseph Ritsch’s direction.

Read more about Caridad Svich here.


Chip Livingston on Lucia Berlin

Faculty Mentor (Nonfiction, Poetry), Chip Livingston has a new piece on LitHub, “On Lucia Berlin, Mentor, Friend.”

Recent Publications by Kathy Fish


Mile-High MFA Faculty Mentor (Flash Fiction), Kathy Fish has lots of exciting news this winter. Congratulations, Kathy!

Fish’s fourth book of flash fiction, RIFT, co-authored with Robert Vaughan was released December 1st from Unknown Press.

Her story, “Grip,” published in R.K.V.R.Y was nominated for a Pushcart.

A postcard, “Dear Wigleaf,” published in Wigleaf Magazine, was nominated for Best Small Fictions, 2016.

Recent publications can be found in New South, Treadcount, New World Writing, and Alice Blue Review. Stories are forthcoming at Catapult Magazine and Yemassee Journal.

The Virginity of Famous Men



Christine Sneed (Mile-High MFA Faculty Mentor in Fiction) will have a new short story collection, The Virginity of Famous Men, published by Bloomsbury in September 2016.

Here she is on the Arts and Culture Blog of Evanston Public Library discussing her new work:

EPL:  Can you give Portraits fans a sense of what you’re working on next?  Do you have future plans for another short story collection or perhaps a return to poetry?  Also, rumor has it you’re working on a novel titled O Husbands!  Can you tell us a little about what to expect?  How does the process of writing a novel differ from work on a short story?

CS:  I already have a new story collection that’s been ready for about a year; it has more stories about fame and its title is The Virginity of Famous Men.  O Husbands! is going through a third revision and I hope it will be ready to go soon.  My agent has already sent some of it out to a few publishers, and it’s still under consideration.  O Husbands! is about polyandry, the female equivalent to polygamy.  It’s a comic novel but also a very serious one in that it looks closely at a lot of American double-standards about gender and sexuality.

I’m planning to start a new novel soon and am writing new stories too.

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