Creative Writing alumnus named 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow

Creative Writing alumnus named 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow

Jaroslav Kalfař ‘11 might feel that literary success is elusive, but it seems to be following him closely. Kalfař was recently awarded a highly competitive and prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship for $25,000. Kalfař majored in Creative Writing at UCF before completing his MFA at New York University, and published his […]

UCF Alumnus, Author Inspires ACE Book Club Students

On a sunny Thursday afternoon in Parramore, students from the Academic Center for Excellence’s book club are eating Gringos Locos tacos in the school’s pavilion with author Matthew Laurence ‘07. In his novel, Freya, a reference to the taco shop’s large moustache logo is one of several nods to Laurence’s time attending UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy […]

Theatre UCF Replaces Play by Writer Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Theatre UCF is replacing the previously scheduled play The Day Before Yesterday with Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl to run Feb. 22 through March 4. The decision to change the play was made after the writer of The Day Before Yesterday, Israel Horovitz, was accused by nine women of sexual misconduct. Horovitz had been scheduled […]

New Position to Spearhead Hispanic Initiatives at UCF

The University of Central Florida has its first assistant director of Hispanic initiatives to lead the university in being named a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, and to spearhead the growth of an inclusive culture at UCF. Beginning Friday, Cyndia Muñiz will serve as the new assistant director as part of […]