Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lucie Brock-Broido

The Carr Reading Series continues today with poet Lucie Brock-Broido. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30
Where: Illini Union Bookstore, Author's Corner (2nd floor)

The Carr Reading Series is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

VOICE Reading Series

The VOICE reading series kicks off tonight, Thursday, September 24 at 7:30pm at the Krannert Museum of Art.

UIUC MFA candidates Brian Kornell (fiction), Sara McWhorter (poetry), and Micah Riecker (fiction) will read from their work.

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

new content @ ninthletter.com

Head on over to the Ninth Letter website to check out the new Where We're At podcast of Blake Butler's "The Gown from Mother's Stomach" from our Spring/Summer 2008 issue. Also, the Featured Artist section has been updated with "Birthday Poem For My Grandmother": an Interpretation Through Dance.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

John T. Edge

The Carr Reading Series kicks off tomorrow with the very cool John T. Edge. Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30
Where: Illini Union Bookstore, Author's Corner (2nd Floor)

Be sure to catch John T. Edge's interview on WILL-AM's Focus 580 tomorrow morning (10:06 start time). You can call in with questions.

Check out the Smile Politely interview with John T. Edge.

The Carr Reading Series is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards

Poet and UIUC creative writing professor, Janice Harrington, is one of the winners of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards. The awards will be presented to the recipients on September 24 in New York City.

Congratulations Janice!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Chaon & Betts

Two more 9L contributors have new books. Check them out!

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (vol. 4, no. 2).

"...Mr. Chaon succeeds in both creating suspense and making it pay off, but “Await Your Reply” also does something even better. Like the finest of his storytelling heroes, Mr. Chaon manages to bridge the gap between literary and pulp fiction with a clever, insinuating book equally satisfying to fans of either genre." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Arc & Hue by Tara Betts (vol. 5, no. 2)

"Tara Betts deftly crafted stanzas are infused with a relentless lyricism and a Chi-town girl's sensibility. This debut collection solidifies her status as a defiant and singular voice, joyous indication of a fresh new direction in poetry." - Patricia Smith

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Red Dot Design Awards

We're very pleased and proud to report that the current issue of Ninth Letter, vol 6, no. 1, has won a Red Dot Design Award in the editorial category.

If you haven't seen the new issue and the new design, get your copy today!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

9L Reading Period Now Open!

It's that time of year, Ninth Letter is accepting submissions again. Check out our guidelines and visit our online submission manager to submit electronically. Send us your best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

We look forward to reading your work!