Each spring, a cohort of creative writing students at Maryville University, St. Louis work to assemble the latest issue of Magnolia, a student-run magazine featuring the artwork and writing of Maryville students, faculty, and alumni. The magazine’s 2023 issue, its nineteenth, comes out next week!
To celebrate, Magnolia‘s talented student editors are hosting a launch party for contributors to read accepted work. Most of the fiction included came out of my Writing Fiction class this semester, which has been one of those rare, magical workshops that basically runs itself, featuring inspiring guest appearances by Luke Rolfes, Niki Herd, and Bess Winter.
Although I didn’t submit anything to the magazine this year, I’m tickled pink that my students invited me to join in and read something from my forthcoming collection, Horse Show.
The launch party is free and open to the public, so come get your new copy of Magnolia and congratulate our student writers and editors!