Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Writers Institute also publishes three student-run literary magazines. RiverCraft features fiction and poetry from Susquehanna students, and its counterpart, Essay, features memoirs and personal essays from Susquehanna students. The Institute’s national magazine, The Susquehanna Review, publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from undergraduates across the country. The Institute also publishes poems, stories and personal essays by high school students in The Apprentice Writer and connects with other undergraduate literary magazines through FUSE, the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors.
For more information about Susquehanna’s writing program, as well as excerpts, pictures, and other interesting things, visit the Writers Institute on the web, here.
Amber L. Cook
Elizabeth Deanna Morris
Aaron is a senior creative writing major with a minor in business. He is from Malvern, Pennsylvania. He enjoys reading and writing poetry and fiction. He is a proud member of Phi Mu Delta. He is also a singer/songwriter and enjoys performing frequently on and off campus. He has appeared in RiverCraft and The Susquehanna Review.
READ: "Asleep"Lauren Bailey
Lauren is a senior creative writing major with a French minor. Her essays have appeared in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of Essay and in her chapbook, Maybe I Can Be Done Writing About Sex Now. She is also the winner of the 2010 Bennington Nonfiction Prize.
Amber L. Cook
Amber is a senior creative writing and English secondary-education major from Long Valley, New Jersey. She has a dual passion for modifying the poetic form and teaching her students. She has formerly been published in The Susquehanna Review, Prick of the Spindle, Outrageous Fortune, and Rivercraft. Her plans include getting an MFA in Poetry sometime in the near future.
Dana Diehl is a junior creative writing major with a minor in philosophy. Her work has also appeared online in The Dirty Napkin and Novelletum.
Staci Eckenroth is a senior creative writing major at Susquehanna University. She's obsessed with notebooks, the color yellow, and how memory works. She has been previously published in RiverCraft, The Blue Route, and The Susquehanna Review.
Melissa Goodrich has been PANKed and Routed. She's served as the co-editor of The Susquehanna Review and the poetry editor of RiverCraft the past two years. As a senior, she's started becoming nostalgic, phoning old grade-school English teachers, exhuming retired poems...it has all of it been a pleasure.
READ: "Words That Are Close"
Alex Guarco is a sophomore creative writing major at Susquehanna University. He's president of SU Slam Poetry and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee and Club Volleyball teams. Alex has appeared in Outrageous Fortune, Variance, Tomfoolery Review, and Essay.
William Hoffacker is an undergraduate student at Susquehanna University where he studies creative writing, primarily nonfiction. His work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in The Susquehanna Review, Novelletum, The Tomfoolery Review, and Essay. He lives in Queens, New York.
David Joseph is a sophomore creative writing major with a minor in Editing and Publishing. Two of his (very) short stories can be found in the W.W. Norton Hint Fiction Anthology.
It could be said that Louie Land is a junior creative writing major at Susquehanna University, but it could just as easily be said that Louie is the newest member of ZZ Top, has done uncredited studio work on most of Bob Dylan's records up through the late nineties and early 2000s, and was the one who taught Hendrix, Page, Clapton and Beck how to make those guitars talk. It might be that he writes primarily fiction but dabbles into all three forms, and it might be that he was the one who told Miles Davis to plug in and go electric. Whatever the case, it's certain that Louie Land loves telling tales, playing music, and conveying feelings, emotions and thoughts through any medium, from poetry to prose, from smoke signals to telepathy. He'd rather people take his writing seriously and let the writer never grow up.
Elizabeth Deanna Morris
Elizabeth Deanna Morris is soon to be a graduate of Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in Creative Writing. She has been published in Variance, RiverCraft, The Susquehanna Review, and Transformations. She is the poetry winner of Lazy Eye Press's Fall 2009 Chapbook Contest. She also finds time to blog about writing. She loves knitting, spinning, and other domestic activities. She often dreams her poetry before she writes it. She isn't sure if this means that she's cheating or working even as she sleeps.
Emily Northey is a senior creative writing major, minoring in photography and Asian studies. Her poetry and photographs have been published in RiverCraft and she has had a photographic essay published in Essay. When she's not writing or taking pictures, she spends her time shimmying with the SU Belly Dance Circle, of which she is the marketing and promotions manager.
READ: "Blink: Ramayana"
Ryan Rickrode is the editor of Logogram. He is a creative writing/religion double major at Susquehanna University. He has served as a genre editor for RiverCraft, a co-editor for The Susquehanna Review, and, in the summertime, as a roofer/carpenter/cabinetmaker. His work has appeared in RiverCraft, Essay, Outrageous Fortune, and plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2009.
Rob Rotell is a senior creative writing major at Susquehanna University from York, Pa. He has done layout and design work on RiverCraft, The Apprentice Writer, The Susquehanna Review, and Susquehanna University's Common Reading. His fiction has also appeared in The Susquehanna Review.
READ: "Corn Stalks"
READ: "BCN Subway"
Mary-Kate Sims received her Bachelor’s of the Arts in Creative Writing as a December graduate of 2010. She founded and was president and secretary of the Anime & Manga Association while she attended Susquehanna. She likes to read and write as much as possible and learns from one of her favorite short story writer and novelist, Amiee Bender.
Kim Stoll is a junior creative writing major with a minor in film studies. Her poetry has previously been published in RiverCraft and her chapbook, Through a Pinhole.
READ: "Fever Dreams Pt. 2"