Savannah accolades

September 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Zara Bell (B.F.A., writing, current student) published an article on the Textile Society of America Conference to be held in Savannah, Georgia.

Writing department chair Beth Concepción, Ph.D., was one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to be selected to participate in the 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program. Concepción fulfilled her grant at DigitasLBi in Chicago this summer. Concepción also attended the AEJMC Annual Conference Aug. 6-8 and served as a reviewer for research papers submitted to the Electronic News division of the AEJMC for consideration for the annual conference.

Ariel Felton (M.F.A., writing, 2015), Lauren Wolf (M.F.A., writing, current student), and writing professors Lee Griffith and Harrison Key, Ph.D., successfully presented a panel proposal for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Los Angeles in 2016. The panel is titled, “Laugh to Keep from Crying: Using Humor to Write Through Pain.”

Time Inc. added Susan Kemp (B.F.A., writing, 2012) to the copyediting team for the ebook division. She will work on books for brands such as Time magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated.

Harrison Scott Key‘s (M.F.A., writing, 2013) new memoir, “The World’s Largest Man,” recently was nominated for the $50,000 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction, along with recent books by Ta-Nehesi Coates, Harold Bloom, Primo Levi, Helen McDonald, and others. Key completed a 25-city national book tour and will be speaking at festivals across the United States this coming year, including the Decatur Book Festival (Atlanta), Southern Festival of Books (Nashville). Press for the book includes great reviews from Garden & Gun, Kirkus Reviews, NPR’s All Things Considered, and a number of radio interviews. Key will be appearing on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and The Moth Radio Hour later this year.

Chantel Tattoli (M.F.A., writing, 2013) wrote the essay “Landmark Princess” about the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen for the L.A. Review of Books.

CURE Magazine accepted an article by Stacy Verner (M.F.A., writing, current student). Verner researched and wrote the article for WRIT 753 Freelance Writing for Publication.



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