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Steven Millhauser wins Short Story prize

In Literature at Large, Skidmore Happenings on March 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Perennial contender and Skidmore writer-in-residence Steven Millhauser won this year’s Story Prize, a prestigious prize in short fiction that comes with a $20,000 cash bonus. His most recent collection, We Others, was chosen for the prize over the most recent works of Don DeLillo and Edith Pearlman. Congratulations, Steven!

Folio Deadline Approaches

In Skidmore Happenings on February 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm

If you want to submit to Folio, Skidmore’s original student-run literary magazine, time is running out. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, so this weekend is a great time to hone that brilliant piece of writing you’ve been working on.

Submit to:

First LITRADIO Podcast!

In Saratoga Happenings, Skidmore Happenings on February 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

LITRADIO has been on the WSPN airwaves for a few weeks now, and the first podcast is up online.

Check out their blog, and tune in to 91.1 FM from 1-1:30 PM on Mondays.

Millhauser nominated for PEN/Faulkner Award!

In Literature at Large, Saratoga Happenings, Skidmore Happenings on February 22, 2012 at 12:57 am

Millhauser's nominated collection.

Congratulations to Skidmore’s own Steven Millhauser, who has just been nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award, which is essentially the highest award for American fiction writing–well, other than the Pulitzer Prize, which he’s already won. No big deal. See also the college’s write-up & coverage by Skidmore Unofficial.

Campus Literary Events, Feb 13 Edition

In Skidmore Happenings on February 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I. LITRADIO on WSPN round two! The ladies of Litradio will be back on 91.1 FM today from 1-1:30 PM! Please tune in. Today they will be reading and discussing works by two of my favorite Davids (Sedaris & Foster Wallace.) Please tune in!

Or listen online at:

II. “Why Read Aloud?” this Thursday at the Surrey, 8 PM. If you want to read aloud, this is your very last chance! Email Professor Marx with your name and what you’d like to read at

III. Fiction reading. In the somewhat near future, according to the little birds on the English Department Facebook page, Skidmore’s own Steven Millhauser will be giving a reading on March 6. Details forthcoming!

IV. Submit to Folio and Palimpsest!

Palimpsest accepts rolling submissions:

But Folio’s deadline is March 1, so submit before then to

V. Skidmore Literary Society’s Second Meeting. We are pleased to announce that some people actually came to our first meeting, and we look forward to regrouping next Monday, February 20 at 8:15 PM in Bolton 103. We’ll be discussing the intersection of literature and film, for anyone who’s interested. And if you think that’s a silly thing to discuss, well, come to the meeting and help us pick the theme for next time!

Some events to watch out for

In Literature at Large, Skidmore Happenings, SLS News on February 4, 2012 at 2:18 am

Lit Radio!

Katie Humphreys, Robin Krosinsky and Anne Louise Korallus-Shapiro are going to have their first lit radio show tomorrow at one o’clock on our very own 91.1 FM WSPN! Please tune in. They will be reading their favorite short stories on the air tomorrow and talking about them afterwards. Throughout the semester they will interview English professors and have some guest stars on the show to come and read their favorite stories. If you don’t have class then, and love to read, listen for them at one o’clock on Mondays!

Or listen online at:

Books for a cause

Anyone interested in donating books to a good cause, please drop off new children’s books in the collection box outside the Early Childhood Center in the second floor of Palamountain. The drive is open until Feb. 17th. Any who have questions should email for details.

World Book Night

Any who don’t know about these guys should check them out, because they are awesome and good for literature. If you want to get involved, sign up on their website by midnight on Feb. 6th, and join John in handing out free books to peevish students and drunk people at DA’s on April 23rd!

Our first meeting

Just in case you forgot! Monday, Feb. 6 in Bolton 103 at 8:15pm. See you there!

Salmagundi’s tropical extravaganza

In Skidmore Happenings on February 4, 2012 at 2:10 am

This past Wednesday, Skidmore College’s Surrey-Williamson Inn underwent a great transformation from Tudor-style house to Cuban drinking hole in honor of renowned Albany novelist William Kennedy and his newest work, Chango’s Beads and Two-Toned Shoes. The event, a Salmagundi Salon beautifully orchestrated by Marc Woodworth, was a work of multi-genre bricolage billed as “an evening of song, readings, and theater from Old Havana and Old Albany.” Read the rest of this entry »

Campus Literary Goings-On: January 30

In Skidmore Happenings on January 30, 2012 at 6:39 am
Literary Laurels
Congratulations to professors Martha Wiseman and Melora Wolff of the English Department, who recently had essays published. Professor Wolff’s “Fall of the Winter Palace” was featured in the latest issue of Brick, and Wiseman’s “In the Flesh” was published in the Winter 2011 issue of the Georgia Review. (Thanks to the Skidmore English Department’s Facebook page for the tip!)
Upcoming Campus Literary Events
February 1: An evening of song, readings, and theater in celebration of William Kennedy’s latest novel.
Location seems as-of-yet undisclosed, but I’ll look into this tomorrow.
February 16: “Why read aloud?” at the Surrey.
A popular event showcasing pieces that benefit from being read aloud. Contact Prof. Marx ( by February 10 if you would like to read aloud.
Submit to/read our campus publications!

Check out Folio, our campus literary magazine, on Facebook! Also, they have a neat blog with writing ideas and tips. Look for copies from past years around campus. And please submit to
Submit to Palimpsest, Skidmore’s new online literary magazine, welcoming submissions of up to 20 pages in fiction,  creative nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions are on a rolling basis to Their first issue is up and looks wonderful. The editorial staff engages in revision work with writers, and, well, you can probably find all that out on their site. Anyway, it looks to be an exciting new forum for writers and readers and we at SLS eagerly await the next issue!
In the future we hope to feature/review pieces from Folio and Palimpsest, which we hope will create a literary dialogue with and about our community of campus writers!