Greetings from the Chair, Randy Albers
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Fiction Writing Department Calendar
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, edited by Fiction Writing Department faculty Sam Weller and Mort Castle, and including stories by faculty members Joe Meno and Audrey Niffenegger, has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology.
Graduate student Christopher Marnach won first place in Glimmer Train's annual Short Story Award for New Writers.
Full-time faculty member and Bradbury biographer Sam Weller will be one of several guests speaking at te dedication of Ray Bradbury Square in Los Angeles.
Sahar Mustafah, MFA student in the Fiction Writing Department, has won the first place Guild Literary Complex Prose Award for Fiction for her story “Shisha Love.”
Fiction Writing student David Sim Wei Lun writes on his experience studying abroad in Prague
Undergrad Julia Plale reports from the Fiction Writing Department's Summer in Prague program.
Columbia College Fiction Writing Department receives $15,000 NEA Art Works grant to Support Story Week Festival of Writers 2013.
Fiction Writing alum Stacy Bierlein's short story collection, A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends, has found not only a home at Elephant Rock Books, but also praise from no less a source than a starred review in Publisher's Weekly.