BEST AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL WRITING 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS ANNOUNCED

Chapter 12 of it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines (inspired by the drawings of Dale Williams) will be included in this edition of the anthology. Today I found out who else will appear in the issue.

To view that list go here:

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HOMAGE TO JUDY VICHNIAC

On October 22 Judy Vichniac, former associate dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, passed away.

An accomplished academic, she possessed in addition an idealism and generosity that inspired me on a daily basis during my stint at the Institute. I will always recall her as the one at the door of Byerly Hall, arms spread in welcome and the perfect sharp exclamation of acknowledgement issuing not only from the largess of her mind but also from the portal of a deep spirit.

To learn more about this remarkable individual, follow the link below:

https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/news/in-news/radcliffe-institute-mourns-judith-vichniac-who-led-radcliffe-fellowship-program

THE MAGICAL SOUNDS OF A WVIK INTERVIEW

Follow the link below to hear an interview with me conducted by Don Wooten, in the seventh decade of his broadcasting career, and Roald Tweet, Augustana College professor emeritus, at NPR affiliate WVIK on June 27, 2019:

https://www.wvik.org/post/scribble-ben-miller#stream/0

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Don Wooten, Ben Miller, Roald Tweet (left to right)

 

NOVEL EXCERPT IN LATEST ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDIES

Chapter 10 of it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies out of Asheville, North Carolina.

To experience the writing go here:

http://www.blackmountainstudiesjournal.org/melts-novel-timelines-chapter-10-ben-miller-inspired-drawings-dale-williams/

IMAGES FROM JUNE APPEARANCE AT FIGGE ART MUSEUM

On June 27that 7 pm I delivered an address–“The Mission of Writing”–in conjunction with the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference in Davenport, Iowa.

The venue was the Figge Art Museum at 225 West 2nd Street.

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Here I am with my generous hosts Ryan Collins (Midwest Writing Center Executive Director) and Susan Collins (Midwest Writing Center Board Member)

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Here I’m blessed with the company of Jodie Toohey (standing: Midwest Writing Center President), Rochelle Murray (seated: the resilient librarian who fulfilled my odd request for Aaron Copland’s home address when I was ten years old) and Dick Stahl (seated: a poet who attended Writers’ Studio when I did in the late 1970s and early 1980s)

To learn more above the lead-up to the event, follow the link below:

https://qconline.com/news/local/davenport-native-returns-to-keynote-june-writers-conference/article_5af9ab57-45de-51c9-ad77-1a702b8c41ec.html

 

NOVEL EXCERPT IN LATEST ISSUE OF AMP

Chapter 1 of it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines appears in the latest issue of AMP (Volume 4, No. 1), a journal out of Hofstra University.

To experience the writing go here:

http://amp.hofstradrc.org/issues/4-1/it-all-melts-down-to-this-a-novel-in-timelines-chapter-1