Saturday, February 15, 2014


Lynn Stegner Wins the Gival Press Short Story Award

The short story titled For All the Obvious Reasons, chosen by the previous winner of the Gival Press Short Story Award Karenmary Penn, has won the 10th annual Gival Press Short Story Award.

Look for the upcoming collection of the 10 award-winning stories in a volume to be published by Gival Press.

Please visit ArLiJo to read the story.

Lynn Stegner’s books include the novels Undertow and Fata Morgana, both nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and Because a Fire Was in My Head, which received the Faulkner Award for Best Novel, a 2007 Literary Ventures Selection, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her novella triptych Pipers at the Gates of Dawn was awarded a Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Western States Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Scholarship. The anthology West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West, which she co-edited and introduced, was published in 2011; she has recently completed a volume of stories entitled For All the Obvious Reasons. Currently at work on a new novel, she divides her time between San Francisco, California and Greensboro, Vermont.


Anders by Kurt Duecker of San Francisco, California.
The Mountains by Denton Loving of Speedwell, Tennessee.
I Am Not Yours by Patricia Brieschke of Waccabuc, New York.
Your Life by Jenni Olson of San Francisco, California.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Michael LeBlanc and Susan Kerr Featured on ArLiJo

Falling Magic fiction by Michael LeBlanc and new photos by Susan Kerr are featured in the latest issue of ArLiJo.

Archway Copyright © 2014 by Susan Kerr.

Boats beside colorful houses Copyright © 2014 by Susan Kerr.

Lightposts Copyright © 2014 by Susan Kerr.

Sun on Venice Water Copyright © 2014 by Susan Kerr.

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014


Split This Rock Festival Is Coming Up in Washington, DC

The Split This Rock Festival in Washington, DC is coming up (March 27-30, 2014). Please note that the featured readings are free and open to the public (no registration required). If you are interested in the workshop "Poetic Strategies for Change" --connecting poetry to social justice action--do register for the festival.

The line up of poets is really amazing. Sadly, I'll be in Portland, Oregon for a different conference otherwise I would do my best to attend.

If you have admired the work of: Joy Harjo, a favorite of mine; Eduardo C. Corral; Yusef Komunyakaa; Myra Sklarew and many others, then get yourself to the events.

The Festival schedule link: Split This Rock schedule of events

The Festival registration: Split This Rock registration

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