Thursday, April 30, 2009

9L Submission Period Ends

The 9L submission period closes today, April 30. Submissions sent via USPS must be postmarked by April 30 to be considered for this reading period. All of the work adhering to the submission guidelines will still be read by our editorial staff.

Mark September 1 on your calendar because that is when submissions will reopen.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

new content @

Check out the 9L website for the latest Where We're At podcast featuring John Murillo's poem "The Corner," which appeared in vol. 4, no. 1, our Spring/Summer 2007 issue. We also have a new Featured Artist, video artist, Marilyn Freeman.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Katori Hall Wins Playwrights of New York Fellowship

Katori Hall has been awarded the 2009-10 Playwrights of New York Fellowship, an award given annually by the Lark Play Development Center. The fellowship provides financial support to allow the recipient to spend 12 months writing full time, and comes with a $24,000 stipend and a rent-free year in a New York midtown apartment.

Katori Hall's play Hoodoo Love played a 2007 run Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater; an excerpt of her new play Oreogirl: The Miscegenation of Miss Emma Brown appears in the Fall/Winter 2008-9 issue of 9L.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Keith Lee Morris Reading

Ninth Letter presents Keith Lee Morris

4:30 p.m., April 16, 2009, Authors Corner, Illini Union Bookstore

Keith Lee Morris is the author of The Dart League King (Tin House Books, 2008), The Greyhound God, and The Best Seats in the House (both from University of Nevada Press). His stories have appeared in many publications including A Public Space, Southern Review, Ninth Letter, Cincinnati Review, New England Review, and Best New Stories from the South. He teaches at Clemson University. This event is co-sponsored by Ninth Letter and the Carr Reading series.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New content @

Be sure to head on over to the 9L website because we have a new Where We're at podcast of Andrew Ervin's "The Snotgreen Sea," which was featured in the Where We're At section of our Fall/Winter 2007-8 issue (Vol. 4, No. 2). We also have a new featured artist, Suzon Fuks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Junot Diaz to read at Illinois

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

5:00pm, 228 Natural History Building

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Jr. Lecture Series presents:

"A Reading with Junot Diaz"

Junot Diaz - highly acclaimed writer, 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" (2007), author of "Drown" (1996), and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - will be our guest under the auspices of the Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Jr. Lecture Series.

National Poetry Month Kicks off at Illinois

The University of Illinois Press celebrates National Poetry Month at the Illini Union Bookstore on Wednesday, April 8, 4:00 p.m. with a reading and book signing by three National Poetry Series winners: UIP author Oni Buchanan: Illinois professor Tyehimba Jess: and poet and translator Donna Stonecipher.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

the VOICE reading series

The next VOICE reading is on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm at the Krannert Museum of Art – Noel Gallery.

University of Illinois MFA poetry candidates Ashley Booth and Matt Minicucci will read along with U of I Ph.D lit candidate and fiction writer Crystal Thomas.

This event is free and open to the public.