rabb-headshotMeet SCAD Writing Professor Jonathan Rabb and listen to him read from his new, acclaimed novel, Among the Living.

“Jonathan Rabb is one of my favorite writers, a highly gifted heart-wise storyteller if ever there was one.” —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award recipient


10/22/16                Savannah, GA: Book Lady Bookstore/Signing at 12:00 pm

10/24/16                Houston, TX: Brazos Bookstore/Talk, Q&A, Signing at 7:00 pm

10/26/16                Durham, NC: Regulator Bookshop/Talk, Q&A, Signing at 7:00 pm

10/27/16                Savannah, GA: Savannah Jewish Federation/Talk, Q&A, Signing, Reception at 7:00 pm

11/02/16                New Orleans, LA: Octavia Books, partnered with New Orleans JCC/ Talk, Q&A, Signing at 7:00 pm

11/03/16                Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Jewish Book Festival / Panel at 7:30 pm

11/04/16                Rockville, MD: JCC of Greater Washington/Fiction Luncheon at 12:00 pm

11/07/16                Dunwoody, GA: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta/Luncheon at 12:00 pm

11/09/16                Savannah, GA: E Shaver Booksellers / Talk, Q&A, Signing at 7:00 PM

11/19/16                Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair / Panelist

03/13/17                Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Mandel Jewish Community Center/Bagels & Books at 10:00 am

03/17 DATE TBD  Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Festival of the Book / Panelist

03/27/17                Savannah, GA: Savannah Bar Association / Speaker

What critics and authors are saying about it:
This stirring, powerful novel never sugarcoats its themes or characters; what emerges is a hard-won realism and a compelling look at one corner of the postwar world.” —Booklist

“Rabb is an accomplished storyteller with an eye for telling detail and for dialogue.” —Kirkus

“Jonathan Rabb is one of my favorite writers, a highly gifted heart-wise storyteller if ever there was one. From its first pages, Among the Living carries you into a particular time and setting, and into the lives of people with whom you are entirely unfamiliar and holds you there with a story that will almost certainly stay with you for years to come. What a powerful, moving book.” —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Among the Living contains multitudes. It’s wry and moving, lyrical and direct, historical and timely, Jewish and (above all) American. It’s the best book I’ve read in a while.” —Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

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bs_logo_bannerInterested in writing for The Bitter Southerner? Then join SCAD Atlanta’s writing department for a roundtable discussion with The Bitter Southerner’s founder and editor Chuck Reece on October 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Forbes says The Bitter Southerner “might be the Vice of the south,” and Southern Living included The Bitter Southerner in its “50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015,” stating: “Chuck Reece, David Whitling, Butler Raines, and Kyle Tibbs Jones are reviving Southern storytelling. Delivering one long-format story every Tuesday, The Bitter Southerner site covers everything from homegrown music to Southerners’ love of dogs to Mississippi gas station food. With just over a year under its belt, BS already counts 9,500 Twitter followers and 37,000 Facebook likes, proving that in the South a good story is something that will never go out of style.”

A little over a year later, The Bitter Southerner has over 100,000 Facebook likes and 18,000 plus Twitter followers and is always looking for good writers.

This event if free and open to SCAD cardholders. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Catherine Ramsdell at cramsdel@scad.edu.

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On Friday, October 14, 7pm at SCAD’s Ivy Hall, Raphael Rubinstein will perform A Geniza, “a poem of fragmented fragments pertaining to Edmond Jabès, Uum Kalsoum, Leila Mourad and other former and current citizens of Cairo, Egypt” that delves into the history of Cairo as a multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan and contested site. Each reading of the poem, which has been published in a deluxe limited edition by Granary Books, takes the form of a never-to-be-repeated random sequence.

Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based poet and art critic. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art and an occasional curator. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2010, his blog The Silo won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

His numerous publications include A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015); The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now, 2007); Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice (Hard Press Editions, 2006); Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 (Hard Press Editions, 2003), and The Basement of the Café Rilké (Hard Press Editions, 1996).

Recent curatorial projects include “The Silo” at Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, 2016; “Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s” at Cheim & Read, New York, 2013, and “Provisional Painting” at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2011.

WHEN, Friday, October 14, 7pm
WHERE: SCAD IVY Hall, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave.  

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Wthewonderhen Room was published in 2010, it wasn’t long before the book became an international bestseller, a finalist for numerous literary prizes, and the inspiration for what would become an Academy Award-nominated movie. Now, Room’s author offers up her latest masterpiece, The Wonder, in which an English nurse is brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle–a girl surviving with no food, only “manna from heaven.” The nurse soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life, and, with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, The Wonder takes readers on a powerful psychological thrill-ride, where strangers have the power to transform each others’ lives and love struggles to triumph over evil.

On Thursday, October 6, at 7PM, Emma Donoghue will speak in conversation with Atlanta’s own New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson at SCADshow.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with the purchase of a book ($29), plus an additional $10 if individuals would like to bring a guest.

Admission is free for SCAD cardholders.


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SCAD Students from all class levels and majors are invited to a two-day media conference featuring industry leaders from the fields of print journalism, broadcasting and graphic design.

The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at the SCAD Museum of Art. There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to pre-register.

The conference consists of hands-on seminars on long-form non-fiction writing, podcasting, audio production, web and print publication design, magazine freelancing and travel writing. The award-winning industry professionals will work with students to give instruction while also providing one-on-one critiques and career advice. Students may attend all or just a few of the sessions being offered.

The event is sponsored by the SCAD Student Media Center, which publishes District, The Manor,SCAD Radio, the Honey Dripper and Port City Review.

The scheduled speakers include:

Miguel Fuller, radio personality, WPOI Hot 101.5 Tampa
Hannah Hayes, associate travel editor, Southern Living
Tobin Low, podcast producer, WNYC/National Public Radio
Joan McClane, Pulitzer Prize finalist feature writer, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Matt McClane, director of online and print presentation, Chattanooga Publishing

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The Gordian Review seeks submissions
The Gordian Review, unlike other literary journals, is a publication run and operated by graduate level English and creative writing students specifically for fellow graduate students. The mission is to collect the best samples of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from peers. The Gordian Review is interested in publishing fiction and nonfiction in the upcoming release. Submissions are due no later than Oct. 31 through the website, where the first volume is available for free to any and all viewers.


Apply to the Kauai Writers Conference
The Kauai Writers Conference was created to help writers develop their skills in an environment characterized by the aloha spirit of sharing, unity, respect and community. The organizers are all writers who work on the conference on a volunteer basis. They aim to provide a conference that truly serves writers and helps them access the information and resources they need most. Visit the website for more information.

Submit to Sarabande
Sarabande Books publishes essay collections between 150-250 pages in length. The editors accept essay manuscripts for consideration each September.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify them immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. A $15 reading fee is required for each manuscript submission. It is best to be familiar with previously published essays before submitting. Visit the website for more information.

Winter Tangerine seeks interns
Literary journal Winter Tangerine is seeking interns for a four-month-long programs individually designed for each intern. Interns may start at any time in the year. The internships will be run entirely online. Visit the website for more information and to apply.

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New journal Arkana seeks work
New online journal Arkana is accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and illustrated narrative. They are particularly interested in the voices of emerging writers and artists. For the inaugural issue, Arkana encourages writers to submit work that reflects their mission to seek and foster a sense of shared wonder by privileging art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to discover and uncover the overlooked, the misunderstood and the silent. Visit the website for guidelines.

Submit work to Glassworks
Literary magazine Glassworks seeks nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. The submission deadline is Dec. 15, 2016, for the Spring and Fall 2017 print issues. Glassworks also publishes flash fiction, prose poetry and micro essays in the online edition Flash Glass monthly. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. Visit the website for guidelines.

The Southeast Review seeks submissions
The Southeast Review is accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction and book review submissions for issues 35.1 and 35.2. The review seeks quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify them if pieces are accepted elsewhere. Visit the website for guidelines or view the journal’s Submittable page.

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SeersuckerJoin your friends and colleagues at Seersucker Live, a literary event complete with comedy, music and culture. Root, razz, and quiz your professors Beth Concepcion, Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, Harrison Key, Mary Kim, James Lough, Angela Merta, Jonathan Rabb, and George Williams, who will be reading and competing in whatever shenanigans Seersucker founders and hosts Christopher Berinato and Zach Powers have drummed up.

Savannah, Georgia 31401
Part literary reading and part talk show, Seersucker Live is a quarterly series of reading performances spotlighting literature in Savannah, bringing together authors from around the nation, area students and a diverse audience for an evening of art and entertainment.

This event, sponsored by the writing department, is free and open to the public.

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Arts and Letters Journal is accepting submissions
Send poetry, fiction, flash fiction and creative nonfiction submissions to be considered for an upcoming issue. Guidelines are online.

C&R Press seeks submissions and editorial staff
C&R Press is seeking diverse voices, as well as  editorial and social media interns. C&R Press hosts readings and events at festivals from the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Miami Book Festival to Sewanee and the Texas Book Festival, to off-site gatherings at AWP.  C&R publishes 16 books per year and has domestic and international distribution. Visit the website for submission guidelines and the current catalog and authors.

Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now open
The 2017 Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions. The entry fee is $20, and the grand prize is $500. The grand prize also includes complimentary registration to 2017 Saints and Sinners ($150 value), publication in anthology New Fiction from the festival (Bold Strokes Books), and an invitation to read at the Book Launch Party on March 25, 2017.
Two runners-up will each receive $100. Top finalists’ stories will also be included in New Fiction from the festival. Submissions should be between 4,000-7,000 words. The story should include LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres. Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted. The deadline is Oct. 3. Visit the website for the full list of submission guidelines.

Santa Ana River Review announces submission deadline, new contest
The Santa Ana River Review is accepting submissions through Nov. 15 in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and visual arts.  The Santa Ana River Review also is hosting a Dramatic Works Contest, with NO SUBMISSION FEE and a TOP PRIZE of $100. They are looking for unique 10-minute works unhindered by the confines of a production budget or performance restrictions. Visit the website for more information.

Sucarnochee Review announces fiction contest
The Sucarnochee Review is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The review is accepting submissions for the second undergraduate publication, and also is hosting a fiction contest Sept. 1-Oct. 31. The contest is open to all undergraduates, including past contributors. There is a submission fee of $10 and the first place winner will receive $100, publication and two copies of the journal. The runner-ups will receive $25, publication and copies as well. All submissions will be considered for publication. Visit the website for submission guidelines.

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