Gonzo Girl Coming to SJU

Cheryl Della Pietra, former assistant to Hunter S. Thompson, has written a novel based on her experiences while working for him.

Cheryl Della Pietra Flyer

 

 

 

Check out some of the reviews for her book, Gonzo Girl:

Gonzo Girl is a thrilling fictionalized (just barely) account of working with a true genius—until the celebrity-filled, drug-fueled partying becomes too much.” (Entertainment Weekly (Must List selection))

“A margarita-fueled, miniskirt-clad cautionary tale of lost literary innocence.” (Vogue)

“Gonzo Girl is good, fast fun, like a thrill ride in a red convertible. A 1973 Chevy Caprice Classic, to be exact. You know the one.” (Newsday)

“Full throttle from page one, this bildungsroman is a unique and mesmerizing tale about a young woman who must test her own limits and find her own voice to actualize a certain version of the American dream.” (Elle.com)

“Fascinating.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“While the novel dishes out plenty of illicit good times, Della Pietra also manages to bring moments of poignancy to the narrative. . . . Della Pietra ultimately steers her story to a believable, satisfying, and moving conclusion.” (Publishers Weekly)

This is a not to be missed event!  Sponsored by the English Department.

 

 

SJU Writing Studies Author Showcase – Save the date!

Our fabulous literary magazine, The Avenue, has assembled some impressive talent for an Author’s Showcase, to be held on October 13 at 7 p.m. in Mandeville Hall, Room 313.  Alums and current students will present some of their work.  Come and enjoy this special evening with us!

Writers Showcase Flyer (final)

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to Dan Rousseau and Don Philbrick for making the showcase happen.

 

Call for Digital Chapbook Submissions

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Essay Press is now reading for its first digital chapbook contest, to be judged by Essay authors.

Submissions are open from August 15 through November 1, 2015. Selections will be made by January.

Judges: Dan Beachy-QuickRosebud Ben-OniAmaranth BorsukJulie CarrMina Pam DickJennifer Kwon DobbsJoe HarringtonLily HoangKrystal LanguellDavid LazarShane McCrae and Jessica Smith.

 

 

Each of these 12 judges will select one digital chapbook for 2016 publication. Each judge will write an introduction to his/her selected work. Essay will then release a new winning chapbook each month in 2016.

They particularly welcome manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal possibilities of prose, including but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts are all encouraged.

The ideal manuscript will run roughly 30 to 50 pages, though no manuscript will be denied consideration on account of being too short or too long. They will consider all submitted manuscripts for additional publishing possibilities. The reading fee is $8.

To contribute to live discussions, and for updates, follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

For guidelines and to submit, as well as to browse their existing digital and print catalogs, visit essaypress.org.

Go ahead – give it a shot!

SJU Writing Series Continues with Writer Seamus McGraw

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Environmental journalist Seamus McGraw will be on campus on April 16th to read from and discuss his new book, Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change .

Events

3:30 Cardinal Foley Center “Betting the Farm on a Drought: A Reading and Conversation on Climate Change”

6:30 Cardinal Foley Center, “The Space Between the Pages: A Look at the Stories Behind the Stories”

Here are two recent pieces he wrote for the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/opinion/monsters-in-the-woods.html?_r=0

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/seamus-mcgraw/

Read the Kirkus review for his new book here.

 Please try to support the Writing Series by attending this event.  It should be informative as well as lively!