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  • ALSCW Conference: Meringoff Award Reading Oct. 12

    Sep 15, 2023

    ALSCW Conference

    University of Houston

    October 12 - 15, 2023

  • Winner of Meringoff Award for Fiction

    Jun 15, 2023

    "Wild Creatures" has been named the winner of the Meringoff Award for Fiction and will be published by Literary Matters, the literary journal of the ALSCW (Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers)

  • Winner of Story Magazine's Story Foundation Prize

    Apr 21, 2023

    "Woman of the House" has been named the winner of the Story Foundation Prize.

  • Mississippi Book Festival: August 20, 2022

    Aug 5, 2022

    Check out the Short Story Panel as well as all the amazing writers and panels!




  • Recipient of Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Literary Arts Fellowship

    Jul 11, 2022

    This grant is a portion of the $1.65 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023. MAC grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

    Read more about the MAC and all the wonderful things they do here:

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  • The Age of Discovery and Other Stories Wins MIAL Award in Fiction

    Apr 29, 2022

    The Age of Discovery and Other Stories has won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Fiction

  • Southern Literary Festival, April 21-22, 2022

    Apr 29, 2022
  • Welty Symposium: October 21-23, Mississippi University for Women

    Oct 17, 2021

    Looking forward to the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium!



    Sep 12, 2021

    “At its essence, this enjoyable collection explores how nothing is ever exactly as it seems.”—Booklist

    "Readers who enjoy the darkly absurd fiction of George Saunders or the bizarre set-ups of Aimee Bender should find a lot to appreciate in The Age of Discovery, a collection that, in its strangeness—or maybe because of its strangeness—allows us to discover a little bit more about ourselves." -- Southern Review of Books

    "Hagenston . . .  has masterfully created a work that is captivating and poignant and will leave readers thinking about the characters and their experiences long after the last page is turned"-- Clarion Ledger



  • BOOK LAUNCH on August 11 at Friendly City Books in Columbus, MS

    Aug 2, 2021