SACKETT STREET NEWS
Sackett Street alums Nicole Dennis-Benn and Kaitlyn Greenidge present at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Alum Tracy O’Neill’s short story, “As Though Death Were A Bouquet” was picked by Narrative Magazine as “Short Story of the Week.”
Instructor Taylor Larsen writes about reading and writing as a way to cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder at Bustle.
Sackett Street alums and instructors Kaitlyn Greenidge, Ted Thompson, Lynn Strong, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Jennifer Baker, Michele Filgate, and founder Julia Fierro present at the SLICE Literary Conference in downtown Brooklyn.
Congrats to Sackett alums and instructors Flynn Berry (UNDER THE HARROW), Nicole Dennis-Benn (HERE COMES THE SUN), and Taylor Larsen (FATHER, STRANGER, BELOVED) on the release of their debut novels.
Heather Aimee O’Neill receives a wonderful review for her new poetry collection OBLITERATIONS.
Instructor and alum Kaitlyn Greenidge writes about the First Lady’s amazing speech in “Michelle Obama, Superhero” for the NYTimes Opinion.
Founder Julia Fierro interviewed in THE WRITER magazine by novelist Gabriel Packard.
Victor LaValle discusses alum and new online instructor Jamel Brinkley’s short fiction on A Public Space.
Alum Joe Sullivan published an excerpt from his novel-in-progress at American Chordata.
Congrats to instructor and alum Jennifer Baker for having her podcast, Minorities in Publishing, featured on The Millions as an influential Literary Podcast along side The Guardian and New York Times.
Nonfiction instructor Brian Gresko has a new piece in Quiet Revolution on “Summer Solitude with Your Quiet Child.”
Congrats to alums Kaitlyn Greenidge and Nicole Dennis-Benn nominated for The Center for Fiction’s Novel Prize long list
Instructor Rebecca Schiff (THE BED MOVED and other stories) interviewed in the LA Review of Books.
A rave review for alum Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel HERE COMES THE SUN in the NY Times.
Sackett Street had a successful first #SSWWChat on Twitter on the topic of “MFA or Not.” Read the summary here.
Instructor Tony Tulathimutte (PRIVATE CITIZENS) included on Best Books of 2016 lists at New York Magazine and iBooks.
Online instructor Jamel Brinkley’s story collection was acquired by Graywolf Press.
Sackett instructors and alums Michele Filgate, Jennifer Baker and Halimah Marcus, as well as founder Julia Fierro, write about their favorite literary women characters at Brooklyn Magazine.
Congrats to alum Yashica Dutt on the upcoming publication of her new book COMING OUT AS DALIT.
Alum Justin Burnell published a powerful essay in Guernica about his father’s sex reassignment surgery.
Alum Leah Konen released a new YA book with HarperCollins, THE LAST TIME WE WERE US.
Online instructor Jensen Beach released a new story collection SWALLOWED BY THE COLD (Graywolf Press).
Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner Marlon James spoke with alum Nicole Dennis-Ben spoke in Out Magazine on their identities as Jamaican authors.
Instructor Michele Filgate launches a news quarterly conversation series, RED INK, focused on women writers.
Online instructor Kim Brooks receives rave reviews for her novel THE HOUSEGUEST in the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Review of Books.
Alum Max Rivlin-Nadler’s article on the Port Authority is the cover story at The Village Voice.
An essay on the writing life, “Writers, The Loneliest Artists of All,” by instructor Michele Filgate was published on Literary Hub.
Alum Robert Levy’s debut novel THE GLITTERING WORLD was nominated for the Shirley Jackson award.
Congrats to alum Sakina B. Fakhri on the publication of debut novel and launch of Lazuli Literary Press.
Instructor Erika Anderson was interviewed on The Billfold about Self-Marriage.
Online instructor and alum Jamel Brinkley was awarded a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship.
Instructor Tony Tulathimutte appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his novel PRIVATE CITIZENS.
Instructor and alum Rachel Lyon published a list of slow jam + beverage of choice on McSweeney’s.
Instructor Amelia Kahaney published a humorous short story about parenting at Joyland Magazine.
Instructor and alum Lynn Strong (HOLD STILL) wrote about writing and motherhood for Literary Hub.
Creative Nonfiction alum Caitlin Gunther published an essay in The Big Roundtable.
Sophie McManus, Sackett Street instructor and alum, wins 3rd place in the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for her critically-acclaimed debut novel THE UNFORTUNATES.
In Time Out New York, flash fiction by alum and instructor Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of the newly released and critically acclaimed novel WE LOVE YOU, CHARLIE FREEMAN.
Sackett Street alums and novelists Ioannis Pappos (HOTEL LIVING) and Robert Levy (THE GLITTERING WORLD) nominated for 2016 Best LGBT Debut Fiction award by LAMBDA.
An essay by Sackett Street instructor Tony Tulathimutte (PRIVATE CITIZENS) on writing “good” and “bad” characters and Philip Roth in The Atlantic.
Sackett Street alum Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of the forthcoming debut novel HERE COMES THE SUN, has an essay, “Growing Up With Miss Jamaica” in ELLE.
Michele Filgate, Sackett Street instructor, writes about Danielle Dutton’s new book for the Los Angeles Times.
Read Sackett Street student Jessica Colley Clarke’s travel piece in the New York Times.
Patricia Park, Sackett Street alum, launches the paperback issue of her debut novel RE JANE.
Sackett Street alum Elizabeth Gold launches her new nonfiction book THE MOMMY GROUP and writes about postpartum anxiety in Salon.
Novels by Lynn Strong and Kaitlyn Greenidge, both Sackett Street alums and instructors, on LitHub’s March reading list.
Sackett Street alum and instructor Heather Aimee O’Neill’s poetry collection OBLITERATIONS (co-authored with Jessica Piazza) available for pre-order by Red Hen Press.
A powerful personal essay by alum and instructor Kaitlyn Greenidge up at Buzzfeed.
Sackett Street alum and Director of Online Classes, Orli Van Mourik, has a new story up at Joyland Magazine.
Sackett alum and instructor Jessica Gross reviews Lauren Weedman’s new collection of comedic essays in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Sackett alum Monica West receives 2016 Rona Jaffe Fellowship at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Read more.
Vulture calls Sackett Street instructor Tony Tulathimutte’s PRIVATE CITIZENS “the first great millenial novel.”
Sackett Street instructor Amy Shearn reviews “The Portable Veblen,” a novel about a “romantic mismatch.”
Michele Filgate, Sackett Street instructor, launches RED INK Reading Series for women writers.
Kirkus Reviews gives Sackett Street instructor Rebecca Schiff’s forthcoming story collection THE BED MOVED a starred review.
Sackett Street writers Diane Cook, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Dina Nayeri, Rav Grewal-Kök, and Bill Cheng received NEA Fellowship grants in Literature.
New fiction by Sackett Street alum Rav Grewal-Kök in the New England Review.
An essay about motherhood, writing and the body by alum and instructor Lynn Steger Strong (HOLD STILL) at Blunderbuss Magazine.
Orli Van Mourik, Sackett Street alum and instructor, was awarded the 2015 Pen Parentis Fellowship. Read her award-winning story at Brain, Child Magazine.
Lit Hub features Sackett Street and founder Julia Fierro in “From Craigslist to Community”
Sackett Street alum Tracy O’Neill, author of THE HOPEFUL, is a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.
Maria Lam, Sackett Street alum, has an essay up at The Atlantic about teaching and teen violence.
SACKETT STREET PRESS
Sackett Street, A Kinder, Gentler Writers’ Workshop BrooklynBased
A Backward Glance at the Brooklyn Renaissance The Millions
Why Brooklyn is a Mecca for Writers The Observer
A Vertically Integrated Factory for Literature The Economist