Month: March 2021

Prof. Gina Barreca Highlighted in UConn Magazine for New Book

Professor Gina Barreca, editor of the soon-to-be released Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Fiction, was highlighted in UConn Magazine for the collection, its origins in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the contributors with connections to the University of Connecticut.

Details on how to get a copy of the new book are available through Woodhall Press.

Congratulations, Gina!

Marilyn Nelson, Professor Emerita of English, Featured by USA Today in Black YA Author List

Marilyn (Waniek) Nelson, Professor Emerita of English and Connecticut Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2006, was featured by USA Today in their list of 50 Black YA authors you should read according to database editor Mary Cadden.

She was also featured in an article by UConn Magazine writer Peter Nelson with a biography of her career spurred by his own experience as a senior taking one of her classes.