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Spring 2020 Events and Announcements

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• Brook Bhagat’s story “The Goddess Becomes” has been published in A Story in 100 Words.

• Carina Bissett’s short story "Burning Bright" was published in the anthology Gorgon: Stories of Emergence: 1.

• Amie Sharp’s chapbook of poems, The Sabine Women, was awarded the Emergence Chapbook Series Prize from Red Dragonfly Press, and is now available.

• Two poems by Amie Sharp, “Beryllium” and “Picasso’s Sabine Women, 1962,” have been published in the anthology The 64: The 64 Best Poets of 2018, by Black Mountain Press.

• Amie Sharp will be giving poetry readings at the Sundress Academy for the Arts Spring Reading Series in Knoxville, Tennessee, in February, 2020, and at the Mad Blood Presents “Final Friday” event in Evergreen, Colorado, in March.

• Cindy Skaggs’s short story "Legacy" has been published in So To Speak Feminist Journal

• At the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference in September, Cindy Skaggs presented "Moon Struck and Minor Characters" and "This is my Circus; These are my Monkeys: Crafting Multi-character Scenes.”

• Cindy Skaggs will be presenting on October 28, 2019 at the Pikes Peak Library District Teen Writing Workshop

• Rowman & Littlefield will be publishing a book by Candace R. Craig and James D. Reid: Agency and Imagination in the Films of David Lynch. It is set to release on December 15.

• Gary Walker has progressed to the third round of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. In the first two rounds, his pieces have placed in the top fifteen in his categories. There have been 3,500+ writers participating from around the world. 

• David Neis is presenting at the national NACADA conference Oct. 21-23 in Louisville, KY. His talk is about how academic advisors can help 2-and 4-year students stay motivated toward meeting selective admission programs in business and health care.

• Lindsay Zeller will be presenting at the 117th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language (PAMLA) Conference in San Diego, starting November 15. The theme this year is "Send in the Clowns," and she's presenting in a Television Studies panel. Her paper is entitled, "The Zombie as Hero: Santa Clarita Diet's Satirical Treatment of Suburbia, the Undead, and American Ideals."

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  • The Spring 2019 Poetry & Prose Reading will be held on April 25 in the Rampart Upper Commons. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to read approx. 5 minutes of their work: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, spoken word, hybrid genres, etc. All are welcome! We're happy to have Cindy Skaggs hosting.

  • Congratulations to PPCC faculty members Carina Bissett and Cindy Skaggs, who have been invited to appear at PPLD’s 13th annual Mountain of Authors on Saturday, April 27! This is a free annual community program that provides an opportunity for the public and local authors to network, listen to notable writers, and learn more about the craft of writing and trends in publishing.

  • Congratulations to PPCC faculty member Amie Sharp, who has been named the winner of the Red Dragonfly Press Emergence Poetry Prize! The press will publish her chapbook, The Sabine Women, in 2019. This chapbook was begun while she was a 2018 artist-in-residence for the Sabina Cultural Association in Casaprota, Italy. Additionally, her poem “Train at Night in the Desert” has been chosen as one of sixteen finalists for the Lascaux Poetry Prize out of over two thousand entries, and will appear in The Lascaux Prize Anthology Vol. 6 in 2019. She has also been named one of the Halcyone’s “Sixty-Four Best Poets of 2018,” with two poems to be published by Halcyone/the Black Mountain Press in The Sixty Four: 2018.

  • Congratulations to Prof. Brook Bhagat for the publication of her flash fiction piece "The Same Woman (Scarlight)" in Monkey Bicycle! Click here to read!

  • Prof. Cindy Skaggs will be leading a creative nonfiction workshop at Library 21C, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 

    Click here for the event listing on the PPW website!

  • Our Spring 2019 PPCC Visiting Writers event will be held at the Downtown Studio Art Gallery Wed. Feb. 20 from 6:30-8 pm! Click here to download the event flyer!


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