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Zoetrope: All-Story Spring 2018 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on May 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm

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Julian Casablancas, one of Thaïs’s favorite musicians of all time, designed the Spring 2018 Issue (Vol. 22, No. 1) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader.

This issue features the work of Jo Lloyd, Jim Shepard (one of Thaïs’s favorite writers), and Kathleen Alcott.

Zoetrope: All-Story is available for purchase on this website: http://www.all-story.com/

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Literary Humor

In March 2011 Updates on May 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Points in Case Pastoral Poems

What if political pundits wrote pastoral poems?

Points in Case recently published Thaïs’s short humor piece imagining what these poems might sound like.

You can read more by following this link: http://www.pointsincase.com/articles/a-list-of-pastoral-poems-written-by-historically-famous-political-pundits

Bees of California: Art, Science, and Poetry

In March 2011 Updates on April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Bees of California

Thousands of bee species in North America are dying. To bring attention to this crisis and celebrate the bees of California, artists, scientists, and writers at the University of California, Santa Cruz collaborated to create Bees of California: Art, Science, and Poetry (SymbioStudio, 2018), a book of poetry, illustrations, ecological and taxonomic facts. Thaïs’s haiku is featured in this collection.

To order a copy, please visit: http://a.co/dnj47kb

Book Review and Interview with Memoirist Courtney Kersten

In March 2011 Updates on March 2, 2018 at 5:02 pm

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Thaïs had the honor of reviewing Courtney Kersten’s debut memoir, Daughter in Retrograde, for Issue 14 of the museum of americana, an online and print literary review.

The book review is available online at this site: https://themuseumofamericana.net/courtney-kerstens-daughter-in-retrograde-review-by-thais-miller/

Thaïs also had the chance to interview the author about astrology, Americana, and research. To read the full interview, please visit: https://themuseumofamericana.net/interview-with-daughter-in-retrograde-author-courtney-kersten/

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Zoetrope: All-Story Winter 2017/2018 Issue and Screenplay Competition Winners

In March 2011 Updates on February 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Winter 17_18 Zoetrope Cover

Hung Liu guest designed the Winter 2017/2018 Issue (Vol. 21, No. 4) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features the work of Etgar Keret, David Bezmozgis, Alexandra Chang, and Haruki Murakami.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website: http://www.all-story.com/

Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the Fifteenth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest! More information can be found here: https://www.zoetrope.com/contests/screenplays-2017/

The Pleasures and Pains of Small Press Publishing

In March 2011 Updates on November 6, 2017 at 12:16 am

If you are planning to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, please check out “The Pleasures and Pains of Small Press Publishing,” a panel on Thursday, March 8 from 9:00 am to 10:15 am EST at the Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor in Tampa, FL.

Small presses offer unique advantages and challenges for writers. This panel, moderated by Thaïs Miller, seeks to help writers successfully navigate the world of indie publishing across genres, especially as additional work falls on writers’ shoulders, from hiring outside editors to generating publicity. Poets, playwrights, fiction writers, essayists, and editors discuss the practices that helped them foster high quality books and connect with readers while addressing the limitations of the small press world.

Panelists include:

  • Olivia Kate Cerrone, the author of The Hunger Saint, an SPD Fiction Bestseller. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review’s Jack Dyer Prize. Her writing appears in The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post and elsewhere. She is an editor for Consequence Magazine.
  • Monica Wendel, whose first book No Apocalypse, was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the Georgetown Review Press Poetry Manuscript Contest. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently English Kills (Autumn House Press, 2016), which won the Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest.
  • Peg Alford Pursell, author of Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow. Her work has appeared in Permafrost, the Los Angeles Review, Joyland Magazine, and many other journals and anthologies. She is the director and founder of WTAW Press and Why There Are Words national reading series.
  • C Dylan Bassett’s books are The Invention of Monsters: Plays for the Theatre (2015) and A Failed Performance: Selected Plays of Daniil Kharms (2018). His recent work is published in Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, Washington Square and elsewhere. He’s a PhD student in Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz.

Zoetrope: All-Story Fall 2017 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on November 6, 2017 at 12:03 am

Zoetrope All Story Fall 2017 Issue Cover

Richard Misrach guest designed the Fall 2017 Issue (Vol. 21, No. 3) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features the work of Elizabeth McCracken, David Bezmozgis, Onyinye Ihezukwu, and Craig Davidson.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website: http://www.all-story.com/

Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Thaïs will be presenting original research entitled “Attempts at Historical Revisionism to Reclaim the Legacy and Empowerment of Female Performers in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” at the Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference.

This conference will be hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO) at the University of Pittsburgh from September 29th-30th, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside, Department of Literature.

Short Story Masterpieces

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

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Survey American and British short fiction written in the 20th and 21st century. Analyze ambitious, self-consciously literary short fiction published in magazines, as well as violent and sensational genre short stories originally published in pulp magazines. Consider what each has to teach about the conventions and concerns of short fiction and the value of literature as opposed to a good story. By the end of the course, you should be able to recognize how elements of fiction are used in short fiction, the differences between genre and literary short fiction, the influence of changing cultural values and social mores on literary works, and what a short story demonstrates about the nature of fiction and the value of storytelling.

Starting on September 16, 2017, Thaïs will teach a 10-week literature course entitled, Short Story Masterpieces (course code: ENGLISH X436 – 002). This course will be held on Saturdays (excluding major holidays) from 1pm – 4pm in-person at UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown Berkeley Campus.

Required reading material includes 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories edited by Lorrie Moore.

Course Fee: $625.00

To enroll and learn more, please visit: http://extension.berkeley.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=14910326

Exciting Announcements from Zoetrope: All-Story

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Zoetrope All Story Summer 2017 Issue Cover

Jeff Bridges guest designed the Summer 2017 Issue (Vol. 21, No. 2) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features stories by Karen Russell, Lily Tuck, Patrick Flanery, and Anton Chekhov.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website: http://www.all-story.com/

The magazine’s Short Fiction Competition is now accepting entries. The guest judge is Maile Meloy. Before October 2, enter your best work here: http://www.all-story.com/contests.cgi