Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon on Writing Fiction

From LITHUB, a conversation with Asali Solomon about The Days of Afrekete, the unexpected discovery that she’s a funny writer, and trying to impart wisdom to students while she’s still learning too. Asali Solomon on Writing Fiction as a Process of Discovery  

Kimbilio Faculty Member Jacinda Townsend Wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellent

The Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for Literary Excellence   Read more at this link:  https://ernestjgainesaward.org/gaines-award-winner  

George Saunders: Still Evolving

Perhaps this sounds like Saunders has reached his old prophet stage and is yelling truths from a carved stone tablet, but it is not that at all. Saunders remains allergic to the polemical. In the past, sitting down to didactically write about things that angered him led to failed stories, he says. Saunders, who describes […]

Hijacking Motherhood and Making It Real: A Conversation with Jacinda Townsend

From LITERARY MAMA LP: Also, there’s the ideal that we’re supposed to be mothers. JT: Yes! So, I’ve always felt like when I’m working with other writers in the classroom, or otherwise, that there are so many younger women who haven’t even had kids yet, looking at us, and wondering: is this possible? Can you be […]

Jacinda Townsend Interviewed for the FIRST DRAFT Podcast

Jacinda Townsend on What It Means to Mother I

Asali Solomon Interviewed on ELECTRIC LITERATURE

Kimbilio Fellow Ijeoma Njaka writing about Kimbilio Faculty Member Martha Southgate’s THE FALL OF ROME

I have always been captivated by big, grand, absolutist words. Words that name clear edges or hard stops or lines crossed—the finite, unequivocal, forbidden, unforgivable, irrevocable. Words that evoke how something is clear or clear-cut in ways that end confusion or questions. These are words that are almost historic or classical, with cognizable wisdom, that […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio Faculty Member Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans has been named 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize Recipient by nonprofit the New Literary Project, which was formerly the Simpson Literary Project. Read more at this link: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/newsbrief/index.html?record=3226&fbclid=IwAR2BskXFk5njC53ky77QeMfK9Drif04zjOkDMyD3IM9Ie-UgYNocgPH5BYY

Congratulations to Faculty Member Natalie Baszile

Kimbilio congratulates Natalie Baszile on the publication of her anthology WE ARE EACH OTHER’S HARVEST.