Posts tagged with: "Creative Writing"

Standiford to moderate talk with Bill Clinton, James Patterson

Standiford to moderate talk with Bill Clinton, James Patterson

FIU Creative Writing Program Director Les Standiford is taking to the stage to moderate a conversation between former President Bill […]

BBC comes into its own

BBC comes into its own

Maybe it’s because of its location on the water’s edge. Perhaps it’s because of its smaller physical footprint. Possibly it’s […]

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Controlling the brain. It’s a skill one of FIU’s most famous authors has yet to master. But, it’s a skill […]

A novelist shares his secrets

A novelist shares his secrets

“For all the videos I’ve made for FIU, which include pieces about research expeditions to Papua New Guinea and Alaska, […]

Annabert van Wettum and Marianne Citroen in the Yoors’ first creative studio in New York. Photo courtesy of Yoors Family Archive.

Hidden Tapestry: A writer’s obsession with an artist, his 2 wives

Debra Dean went on a pseudo blind date, hoping to unravel a bizarre tale of love, lust, creativity and lifelong […]

Acclaimed author and FIU alumnus Dennis Lehane MFA '01 was honored with the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction during a ceremony at BBC April 12. Lehane is best known for his mystery novels adapted as films for the silver screen. "Mystic River" was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Sean Penn in 2003. "Gone, Baby, Gone" was directed by Ben Affleck and starred Casey Affleck in 2007. Photo by Tim Long.

Talent + grit = How Dennis Lehane made it

Dennis Lehane, MFA ’01 was honored with the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction. The crime and mystery writer […]

April 2018 in photos: Commencement, Dennis Lehane and a covert operative

April 2018 in photos: Commencement, Dennis Lehane and a covert operative

FIU didn’t slow down for the end of the Spring semester. April was packed with special events and memorable moments […]

34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

Les Standiford has a knack for telling stories — only his stories are often about real people and actual events […]

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Les Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is being adapted for film starring Dan Stevens, left, as a young Charles Dickens, right.

3 things you didn’t know about ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Man Who Invented Christmas opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 22. The film is based on a book by FIU Creative […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on a book by FIU Creative Writing Program Director Les Standiford.

The Man Who Invented Christmas now in theaters

Les Standiford just saw one of his most recent books come to life. The FIU Creative Writing Program director got a […]

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior […]

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Richard Blanco is returning to FIU, this time as a professor. The FIU alumnus has spent his career writing and […]

U2 performs on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage.

Hey Richard, U2 is on the line

Alumnus’ poem sets the tone for “Joshua Tree” tour Each night, as U2 prepares to take to the stage, the […]

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6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

FIU has nearly 200,000 alumni. We’re one of the 10 largest universities in America. So it might stand to reason that we’re connected […]

Your summer reading list, as written by FIU faculty

Your summer reading list, as written by FIU faculty

Looking for a bit of light reading this summer? Need some advice on homeschooling your child? Or maybe you’re ready […]