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Nineteen Elected to Texas Institute of Letters

Members of the Texas Institute of Letters have overwhelming approved nineteen writers to join the ranks of the TIL, a distinguished honor society founded in 1936 to celebrate Texas literature and recognize distinctive literary achievement. The TIL’s membership consists of the state’s most respected writers – including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Academy Award, Tony Award, and MacArthur “Genius” grants. Membership is based on literary accomplishments and is granted only though an election by existing members. Other 2018 honorees are José Antonio Rodríguez (UT Rio Grande Valley), Steven Schneider (UT Rio Grande Valley).
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RiverSedge 2017

RiverSedge 2017


Free Poetry-art presentation scheduled for Saturday

Steven Schneider, professor of creative writing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said a poetry-art exhibit he created with his wife, the artist Reefka Schneider, in 2010 is more relevant today than ever. The exhibit, “Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives,” is on display at HistoricBrownsvilleMuseum, 641 E. Madison St., through Nov. 4, 2017.  Read the full release.

Distinguished Faculty Colloquium Series with Dr. Steven Schneider

2017 Issue of Gallery

Gallery contributors in art and creative writing won awards.   They were recognized for their works by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, receiving Golden Circle Awards for their published pieces.  Mayanin Rosa, a double major in English and psychology senior, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for her free-form poem, “Not Your Babe,” and studio art sophomore Pamela Torres took second place for her Portfolio of Illustration/Art.  Here is the full write up.

Professor and Poet: Emmy Pérez awarded NEA poetry fellowship 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JUNE 9, 2017 – Emmy Pérez, UTRGV associate professor of creative writing and interim director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been selected as a 2017 Literature Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the full release.

2016 Issue of the Gallery

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards.  Gallery magazine won first place in Literary Magazine Overall Excellence.  Angela Ruiz captured first place in Illustration; Juan Davila, second place in Photo Essay; Mayanin Rosa, honorable mention in Poem; and Sergio De Leon, honorable mention in Short Story. Here is the write up.