Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reminder: SNL Evening of Writing this Thursday, April 14

Please remind students about SNL's inaugural "Evening of Writing"! The SNL Writing Program is devoting the 15th Floor of SNL's Loop Office to "all things writing-related" on Thursday, April 14th. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to dedicate some time to put pen to paper (or bring your laptop). Don't forget your preferred writing muses! Snacks will be provided.

What: SNL Evening of Writing
When: Thursday, April 14th, 2011 4:30-7:00pm
Where: 14 E. Jackson, 15th Floor (Rooms 1501, 1508, 1515)
Who: All SNL Students, Faculty, and Staff
Why: Sometimes you just need to sit down and write!
Cost: FREE

SNL instructor and alum publishes her first novel

SNL alum and writing faculty member Rita Leganski recently announced that her novel, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, has just been accepted by Harper Collins. Publication date is forthcoming.

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow weaves a tale of heartbreaking loss, perceived guilt, and atonement gone terribly wrong. And then there comes a healing, brought about by a silent and gifted little boy who shares his name with a mystic-turned-saint. Set against the background of New Orleans and the fictional town of Bayou Cymbaline from the 1920s to the 1950s, the story is rich with the character of a culture that is full to overflowing with conjured charms and sanctified spirits.