Two Denison Creative Writing Students, Emmalee Hagarman ’15 and Michael Somes ’16, have recently had publishing success. Hagarman’s story “Small Talk” recently appeared in Fiction Southeast. The journal, dedicated exclusively to flash fiction, has published Robert Olen Butler, Joyce Carol Oates, Brad Watson, and many others. This is Hagarman’s first publication.
Michael Somes one-act play “The Interview” has been accepted for production this spring at the Ampersand Play Festival at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He wrote the play as a summer research fellow working with Professor Peter Grandbois. The selection of his play is quite an honor as he competed against hundreds of other playwrights, including many professionals.