MFA BLAST: October Publications and Readings

As a community of Wesleyan MFA writers, we celebrate each other’s achievements and spur one another on as we each continue to hone our craft. In today’s post, we highlight five of our WVWC MFA alumni and faculty on their recent (or upcoming!) accomplishments. Check out their work at the links below! 


Jeffrey Webb (Fiction ’15) recently had two of his pieces accepted for publication. On October 15, his short story "Clutch" appeared on the Scarlet Leaf Review website, and prior to that, his article "Celebrating Freedom Means Celebrating Defiance" appeared on the Teaching Tolerance website.

Also in October, two stories by CM Chapman (Fiction ’15) appeared in the journal Unlikely Stories: "Signs" and "Various Acts of Rage or Despair."

Looking ahead, Richard Schmitt (Fiction Faculty) has a collection of short stories, Living Among Strangers, due out this November from Adelaide Books.


HeartWood Poetry Editor Jessica Spruill (Poetry ’15) coordinates Wordstock Wednesday, a monthly reading series featuring local poets and authors at the Market Place in Philippi, WV. Spruill shared a selection of her poetry on October 4, and Amanda Jo Slone (Fiction ’17) will be the featured reader Wednesday, November 8, in the Funkhouser Auditorium on the Alderson Broaddus University campus. If you are in the area, be sure to attend!