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Hamline Releases Fourteenth Volume of Water~Stone Review, Filled with Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Interviews and More.

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Hamline University is pleased to announce the release of 2011 Water~Stone Review (Volume 14), a publication filled with poetry, short stories, essays and writers’ interviews from emerging, mid-career and established writers from Minnesota and across the nation.

The public is invited to celebrate the Water~Stone Review release at a reading and reception on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus. The event takes place at Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011. Excerpts from the review will be read by the writers at the event, and copies of the publication will be available for purchase. The event is free, and book lovers are invited to attend. Some material, however, may not be appropriate for children.

Water~Stone Review, now celebrating its fourteenth year, is an annual review published by The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. It includes trend-setting work that represents the artistic excellence of a proud Midwestern literary tradition. The 2011 Water~Stone Review includes contributions from writers such as Brenda Hillman, Ed Bok Lee, Alberto Rios, Lidia Yuknavitch, Alamgir Hashmi, Eleanor Lerman, Andre Perry, and Joyce Sutphen.

“The writers in the new issue of Water~Stone Review explore the rich range of mythic journeys we take as humans: from child to adult, male to female, civilian to military, single to partnered, and birth to death,” said Mary Rockcastle, director of the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline and editor of Water~Stone Review.  “The work, written by emerging, mid-career, and well-known writers, includes this year's award winners in creative nonfiction, an interview with fiction writer Richard Bausch, book reviews, and the annual Meridel Le Sueur Essay.”

Water~Stone Review is geared to the curious reader who prefers a range of style and voices, intelligent and lively discourse and strong, original writing. It publishes work in all genres, as well as essay/reviews and writers’ interviews. It has won several Pushcart Prizes, been selected for Best American Poetry, and won a bronze award for design excellence from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association.

The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University is a nationally recognized leader its field, and Hamline is the only university in the United States to offer three fine arts degrees in creative writing. They include a master of fine arts in creative writing, a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults, and a bachelor of fine arts in creative writing.