Another alumni success story!
Jackai Musonge (’07) has published a novel about his experiences as a student in the United States. Originally from Cameroon, Central Africa, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media with a minor concentration in Journalism from Temple University in August 2002 prior to completing his Writing Studies degree.
The book, entitled International Student Part One: Journey to America, was published in September 2014 and is the first in a two-part series. Jackai is a journalist, writer and actor. We wish him every success as he pursues his passion for writing. Be sure to visit amazon.com to read more about the book and perhaps buy it!
Another success story in the making.
2 Pens & Lint
We were recently contacted by Alum Elishia Peterson (’13), who told us about her latest accomplishment. She was eager to share her news with current students as well as fellow alums. Here is what she had to say:
“This past November of 2014, I published a collection of poetry in the form of a chapbook through a publishing company called 2 Pens & Lint. The poetry is actually my graduate thesis project “Black Roses: Five Women and Their Mental Breakthrough,” in which I interviewed young women that I know concerning their mental health and how they’ve dealt with tough issues that happened in their lives. I then transcribed the interviews (along with my own personal style) into poetry. I decided to publish the thesis in a chapbook format as a means to begin to promote and share my work. I am selling the books for $5.00 each. Click on this link to purchase a copy. This venture is a step closer to furthering the collection by interviewing more women and completing “Black Roses” as my first novel (hopefully a publisher will accept my manuscript).”
Congratulations to you, Elishia! We look forward to hearing more about your work in the future. It is always so exciting to hear of Writing Studies students and alums that go on to publish their work so that everyone can share in their creative genius.
Each year, AWP offers three scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in our Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. This year’s judges are Xu Xi for creative nonfiction, Matt Bell for fiction, and Sandra Beasley for poetry. Enter via Submittable now until Monday, March 30, 2015.