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MFA in Writing Grad Danielle Altrogge Named Head of Fringe Festival
Posted on 2017-10-05 in MFA in Writing News
Danielle Altrogge named new head of Fringe Festival
Recent MFA in Writing graduate Danielle Altrogge just landed the position of executive director of 25th Street Theatre Centre, which include being named the new head of the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival.
“It seemed like kind of a dream job, really, and I feel so lucky to be added to the team,” Altrogge told Star Phoenix arts reporter Cam Fuller. “Arts administration is always something I’ve been passionate about, making a space for artists.”
Previously, she was executive director of the local weekly poetry night, Tonight It's Poetry.
“I come from performance poetry and spoken word poetry so I’ve kind of always been interested in the intersections of art and especially how theatre and performance poetry intersect — that’s what I did my thesis on.”
Altrogge isn't the only recent MFA in Writing grad to land a prestigious position within the Saskatoon arts community. Katherine Lawrence, a fellow MFA in Writing grad, was named the new Writer in Residence for the Saskatoon Public Library, a position she will occupy until the end of May 2018.
The local poet and playwright was very grateful for the opportunity to assist aspiring writers with honing their craft and finding their unique literary voice.
“My message to the SPL is, ‘Thank you for making it possible for writers to gather with birds of the same feather,’ ” Lawrence said in a release. “My message to emerging and established writers is ‘Let’s fly.’ ”
Summer Reading-- Jeanette Lynes' New Novel Hot off the Press!
Posted on 2018-05-30
Lynes' second novel set to launch on June 27, 7 pm, at McNally Robinson
Professor Emeritus David Carpenter to be awarded Honorary Degree
Posted on 2018-05-01
David Carpenter awarded honorary degree at spring convocation.
Congratulations to Tenille Campbell, Saskatchewan Book Award winner!!
Posted on 2018-04-30
Tenille Campbell receives two Sask Book Awards for #IndianLovePoems
Dr. Jeanette Lynes: Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
Posted on 2018-04-04
Our program director has been very busy during her sabbitcal from the MFA in Writing Program. Currently, Dr. Jeanette Lynes is serving as Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
MFA in Writing Grad Leah MacLean-Evans wins National Broadsheet Contest
Posted on 2018-04-04
Leah Maclean-Evans (MFA '16) has won the League of Canadian Poets’ National Broadsheet Contest with her poem 'Name Me After A Fish'.
River Volta Reading Series & Open Mic Tonight!
Posted on 2018-03-27
River Volta Reading features MFA in Writing 2nd-year Students, along with musician Rachel Elizabeth!