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ALSCW Conference: Meringoff Award Reading Oct. 12

ALSCW Conference

University of Houston

October 12 - 15, 2023

Winner of Meringoff Award for Fiction

"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

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

Mississippi Book Festival: August 20, 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

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

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

Welty Symposium: October 21-23, Mississippi University for Women

Looking forward to the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium!



“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