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What’s New in Spalding’s School of Writing?

Check out Good River Review for book reviews, stories, essays, and literary works

Good reads over at Good River Review!

The Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University showcases book reviews, stories, essays, and other literary works as well as program news in their online literary journal Good River Review. We are so proud and honored to be a part of a diverse and welcoming writing community. The School of Writing is working on some fun and exciting things, below are a few of the most notable posts!

Marjetta Geerling is the Fall 2022 Distinguished MFA Alumni Lecturer

The inaugural Distinguished MFA Alumni Lecture will be presented by Marjetta Geerling on Thursday, November 17 in the Egan Leadership Center’s Troutman Lectorium on campus. In 2011, Marjetta was awarded her MFA from Spalding with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Read more about Fall 2022 Distinguished MFA Alumni

Marjetta Geerling

Patron Saints of Nothing is the Fall 2022 Naslund-Mann Residency Book in Common

The 2022 Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature is awarded to Randy Ribay for his young adult novel Patron Saints of Nothing, published by Penguin Random House in 2019.

patron saint of nothing

Write the Change You Want to See…

The quotation “Be the change you want to see in the world,” has been frequently used incorrectly and attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. However, the sentiment is inspiring for writers. Sam Zalutsky reflects and discusses ways in which we can use our words and writing to bring attention to pressing issues today.

Sam Zalutsky

A big round of applause to the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing for all of their writing achievements, published works and literary offerings open to the community! The Good River Review is open to submissions of a range of written works from prose writing to scripts and plays. In addition, keep an eye out for upcoming readings, book signings and speaking events hosted by the School of Writing.

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