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“Passing” Selected as a Quarterfinalist for the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

In March 2011 Updates on January 8, 2020 at 4:18 pm

The 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition selected Thaïs’s short story “Passing” as a quarterfinalist.

This short story previously won for Setting in the 2018 CRAFT Elements Contest. This story was also a finalist for Dialogue in the 2018 CRAFT Elements Contest.

“Passing” is available to read online for free through the CRAFT website: https://www.craftliterary.com/2019/01/18/passing-thais-miller/#

Writing Courageously: Writing Retreat at the Land of Medicine Buddha

In March 2011 Updates on December 5, 2019 at 2:05 pm

From Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, Thaïs is excited to attend an all-inclusive writing retreat for advanced graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This retreat is located in the Soquel Mountains at the Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center.

After a workshop with scholar-activist Professor Francesca Royster on Friday afternoon, Thaïs will spend the weekend focusing on her new short story collection and novel.

Writing Residency à l’hôtel Sainte Valière

In March 2011 Updates on June 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm

From July 7-14, 2019, Thaïs is excited to attend a writing residency at the Hôtel Sainte Valière, located near Narbonne in the south of France, to work on her new short story collection and novel.

Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities

In March 2011 Updates on April 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities, a four-day conference from May 13-16, 2019, explores mapping across a range of themes and cultural practices. This conference is co-hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, in collaboration with the University of California Dickens Project.

On Thursday, May 16 at 9:15am, Thaïs will be presenting original academic research on “Text and Territory: Reinterpreting History and Western Expansion in E. L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times” on the “Looking Back at the Victorians” panel.

Victorian Mapping

Book Review of Better Times and Interview with Sara Batkie

In March 2011 Updates on March 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

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Thaïs had the opportunity to interview award-winning author Sara Batkie about her debut short story collection, Better Times. To read about their conversation, visit the Museum of Americana website: https://themuseumofamericana.net/interview-with-sara-batkie/

To read Thaïs’s review of Better Times visit: https://themuseumofamericana.net/sara-batkiess-better-times-review-by-thais-miller/

The 60th Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

In March 2011 Updates on March 5, 2019 at 10:50 pm

SCMS Poster 2019

The 60th Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel from March 13-17, 2019.

On Thursday, March 14 at 3:15pm, Thaïs will be presenting original academic research on “Representations of Refuseniks and Soviet Jewish Emigration in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” on a panel entitled “Transnational Ethnicities in Television.”

She will also be participating in the “Wigging Out with The Americans: Cold War Melodrama in the Quality TV Era” seminar on Sunday, March 17 at 9am.

Award-Winning Short Story and Essay in CRAFT

In March 2011 Updates on January 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Thaïs Miller’s dystopian short story, “Passing,” has been named one of three winners in the CRAFT Elements Contest. Her story won the award for Setting and was a finalist for Dialogue. This story is available for free through the CRAFT website: https://www.craftliterary.com/2019/01/18/passing-thais-miller/#

This short story is accompanied by “The Pleasures and Pet Peeves of Setting,” an essay on craft. To read this essay, visit https://www.craftliterary.com/2019/01/18/passing-thais-miller/#modal-authors-note

Intuitive Nonfiction: An Interview with Courtney Kersten

In March 2011 Updates on January 14, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Thaïs had the opportunity to interview Courtney Kersten about her debut memoir, Daughter in Retrograde. To read the full interview, visit the website of The Common: https://www.thecommononline.org/intuitive-nonfiction-an-interview-with-courtney-kersten/

Zoetrope: All-Story Winter 2018/2019 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on December 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Winter 2018 2019 Zoetrope Cover

David Lynch designed the Winter 2018/2019 Issue (Vol. 22, 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 two of Thaïs’s favorite fiction writers, Tommy Orange and Esmé Weijun Wang, as well as a classic reprint of William S. Burroughs’s “The Discipline of DE,” with an introduction by Gus Van Sant.

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

CRAFT Elements Contest

In March 2011 Updates on December 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Thaïs Miller’s short story, “Passing,” has been named one of three winners in the CRAFT Elements Contest. Her story won the award for Setting (and was a finalist for Dialogue). This short story will be published in January. Stay tuned for additional information.

In the meantime, please visit: https://www.craftliterary.com/craft-elements-contest-2/