Invited Keynotes from Sean Ruday and Jennie Miskec

Jennie Miskec has been selected to deliver the keynote lecture in Zagreb in October at the opening of an international conference,  “A Century of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić’s Croatian Tales of Long Ago.” Stemming from her work during recent summer courses offered in Croatia (with David Hardin), Dr. Miskec’s presentation is titled “Croatian Children’s Culture Abroad.”  Meanwhile, Sean Ruday was invited […]

Michael Lund wins the Col. Darron L. Wright Award

Professor Emeritus Michael Lund has been selected as second place finalist in the Col. Darron L. Wright Award for his short story, “Left-Hearted,” which was published by Line of Advance in February, 2016.  The writing contest is funded by a generous donation from the Blake and Bailey Foundation to honor the memory of Colonel Darron […]

Sean Ruday is Routledge EOE’s Author of the Month for June

Sean Ruday, author of the newly published  The Narrative Writing Toolkit, has been selected as the Routledge Eye On Education Author of the Month for June.  The publisher’s interview with Sean, which includes an overview of his other titles (and a shout-out to his mom), may be found here.

Rhonda Brock-Servais on With Good Reason

The May 21, 2016 broadcast of With Good Reason featured Rhonda Brock-Servais’s discussion of the rise of gothic and horror books for children.  The broadcast, called “Monsters in the Classroom,” included several conversations about recent developments in primary and secondary education.  With Good Reason is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Steve Faulkner earns starred review from Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews, one of the premier American book review magazines, has awarded a starred review to Steve Faulkner’s forthcoming memoir Bitterroot. From KR: A well-recounted father-and-son journey in the Missouri River country. That land is definitively Lewis and Clark territory, and that duo figures prominently, though mostly in the mountainous region of the title, a […]

A few more new poems & some prose

Four poems by Craig Challender–“Engenderers,” “List Poem with Wings,” “Being There,” and “Home Movie:  Shooting Script”– recently appeared in the 2015 Scurfpea Anthology The Scandalous Lives of Butterflies.  His review of Rebecca Foust’s award-winning poetry collection, Paradise Drive, is forthcoming in Tar River Poetry. 

The Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Literacy Innovation

The Journal of Literacy Innovation, a peer-reviewed journal of literacy education founded and edited by Sean Ruday, has published its first issue, available here:

Mary’s got a new book, y’all.

Mary Carroll-Hackett’s latest collection of poems is Trailer Park Oracle, just out at Aldrich Press.

Jennie Miskec co-edits new collection

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture: Theorizing Books for Beginning Readers is a new collection of essays co-edited by Jennie Miskec, Associate Professor of Children’s Literature.  Published by Routledge, the volume includes fifteen interdisciplinary articles that draw upon and synthesize scholarship in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature.

Mike Lund helps vets tell their stories

When Michael Lund put a notice in the local newspaper about a writing workshop he was starting for military veterans and their families, he didn’t have any idea who might show up.  Then Thomas Bragg walked through the door of the Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center with that newspaper tucked under his arm and a […]