Tributaries’ annual undergraduate writing conference, Tongue & Ink 2011, will be held on February 25-26, with fiction writer Laura van den Berg and poet/creative writing program expert Seth Abramson announced as the featured writers.
Laura van den Berg’s first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009) was a selection for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” program. Her fiction has appeared in The Pushcart Prize XXIV and Best American Non-required Reading 2008. Van den Berg is currently Tickner Fellow in Creative Writing at the Gilman School and a fiction editor at West Branch.
Seth Abramson is the author of The Suburban Ecstasies (Ghost Road Press, 2009) and a contributing writer for The Creative Writing MFA Handbook. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2008, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, and New American Writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Abramson received the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry magazine and is currently a doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The full conference schedule will be announced as details become available.