Congratulations to English major Josephine Carino, whose short fiction piece “Old as Rain” was selected as a finalist for the 2016 American Fiction Prize at New Rivers Press. Josephine’s work is one of 20 finalists, all of which will be published in the final anthology in October 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Bauer, who this week was featured by the News & Observer as the paper’s Tarheel of the Week: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article91477907.html! The episode of NC Bookwatch featuring Margaret also aired this weekend. See it here: http://video.unctv.org/video/2365760086/. The 25th anniversary issue of NCLR was just published and will be celebrated at a birthday party on October 22 at 2pm.
Congratulations to Dr. Marianne Montgomery, who was just announced as the English department’s new permanent chair, beginning in August. Dr. Montgomery has been serving as interim chair since May. “I’m excited by the opportunity to lead a vibrant, vital department whose work is central to ECU’s mission of student success, public service and regional transformation,” Montgomery said. “English is a