With almost 10 issues under our belt, we have published nearly 90 contributors. So we decided it was time to check in with our previous contributors and share some of their exciting news on a regular basis.
To start us off Samuel Autman, a contributor from issue 7, will be reading his piece "A Walk Through the Neighborhood," at 4:30pm of February 26th at Princeton University's James M. Stewart Theater. There will also be a screening of "A Long Walk," a short film directed my Chinonye Chukwu starring Colman Domingo, DaVine Randolph, Jibreel Mawry and Francois Battiste. The film is adapted from Samuel's piece. After the screening and reading Samuel will be on a panel with director Chinonye Chukwu and actor Colman Domingo where they will all discuss their involvement in the project. This event is free and open to the public.
Renee E. D'Aoust, published in our 5th issue, will be at AWP this year, and will appear on two panels: Switching Genres Midstream: Searching for the Right Match on Friday, Feb 28, 9-10:15am, and Planning for Surprise: Teaching the Unexpected in Personal Narrative on Saturday, March 1, 3-4:15pm.
David Gardner, from issue 9, self-published a book of essays he wrote, which includes a piece that appeared in UTGT called "Spider Webs." The book is titled Speaking Personally: Whimsy, Humor, Essays, Wisdom (WHEW!) and is available through Amazon.
Roan Press, run by Kate Washington (premier issue) and her husband, has a new book of creative nonfiction/memoir out by Steve Gutierrez, called The Mexican Man in His Backyard. And in terms of exciting news for Kate -- her essay "Marrow" recently was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Bellingham Review.
Jaqueline Doyle's creative nonfiction essay "They Tyranny of Things," published last spring in South Dakota Review, was listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013, and South Loop Review nominated her creative nonfiction essay "Doorbells" for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.