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6402-Malone University presents fall writers series

6402-September 13, 2012

The Malone University Fall 2012 Writers Series kicks off with Jamaal May and Carolina Ebeid Thursday, September 20, at 7 p.m. in the Everett Cattell Library. The program is free and open to the public.

Jamaal May is the author of Hum (Alice James Books 2013), winner of the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Award, as well as two poetry chapbooks (The God Engine, 2009 and The Whetting of Teeth, 2012). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Callaloo, Indiana Review, and Blackbird, among other journals, anthologies, films, and broadcasts. Honors include scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, and Callaloo; multiple nominations to both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthologies; an International Publication Prize from Atlanta Review; and finalist nods for the 2010 and 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowships. Jamaal is a graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA program for writers and the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University where he hosts a poetry slam and acts as associate editor of the literary journal West Branch.

Carolina Ebeid holds a degree from the Michener Center for Writers, where she served as poetry editor for the Bat City Review.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Agni-online, H_NGM_N and other journals.  She is currently at work on her first manuscript. A CantoMundo fellow, she was selected as the 2012-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.

About Creative Writing at Malone University:

The Creative Writing Program nurtures and trains literary artists to pursue a writer's vocation. Through wide reading and studious practice, by trusting our gifts and working together as fellow writers, we explore and test what John Keats called "the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination." We cultivate courage and integrity in students whose faithfulness to their calling is evident in the attention and commitment they show their work. We struggle to write better, to be better, in the hope that art can add some measure of beauty and wholeness to the world.

Competitive fellowships are available for outstanding incoming writers. See www.malone.edu/creativewriting for details.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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