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Marianne Rogoff

Short fiction by Marianne Rogoff made Top Ten for the 2018 Tillie Olsen Short Story Award. Her story "Attention" is among only three top-ten stories selected for publication in Tishman Review, available to read online July 30. Recently Marianne's work has also made the Short List for the Bath International Novella-in-Flash Award and Top 10 for Sequestrum’s Editor’s Reprint Award.

Catharine Clark-Sayles

Dr. Catharine Clark Sayles’ new chapbook of poem entitled Brats will be published by Finishing Line Press in the fall. Stay tuned for our book launch. Catharine also had a piece entitled “Red Hill Is Dissolving” published in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology 2017, Getting The News. Catharine is a practicing physician in Marin County and a student in the MFA in Creative Writing program.

Bogie Bougas

Christina (Bogie) Bougas attended the Futurescapes, Capitol Reef Writers' Workshop, a weekend conference affording writers of speculative fiction the opportunity to work with published authors, editors, and agents. Bogie earned both her BA and MAH at Dominican and is now pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing.

Brennen Belogorsky

Brennen Belogorsky has an article published in the Fall 2017 issue of St Joseph's Health Matters, entitled "5 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep." Brennen earned her BA in English from Dominican in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry.

Catharine Clark-Sayles

Congratulations to our Program Director Joan Baranow, whose poetry manuscript, In the Next Life, will be published by Poetic Matrix Press.  Her manuscript won the 2017 Rochelle Ratner Award from Marsh Hawk Press under the title "Cold Pastoral."  Meena Alexander, an award winning author and scholar, selected "Cold Pastoral" as a finalist in the annual book contest.  Joan will be returning in August to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for a second writing residency to start a new collection of poetry.  Read more about the inspirations that led to the award-winning manuscript in the 2015 Dominican Newsroom article here.

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