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    MFA program celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Queens College opened the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the MFA in Creating Writing and Literary translations 10th anniversary on Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with readings from alumni. The event was held by alumni John Rice, and Nicole Cooley, director and professor of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. 17 alumni read their poetry, plays, and works of both fiction and non-fiction. The evening started off with a musical performance by professors of the English Department, Richard Schotter and Roger Sedarat, who played guitar and banjo. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we opened the door to our program,” Cooley said. “Tonight…

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    Queens College honors killed alum Hoyt Jacobs with poetry prize

    A GoFundMe campaign has been started to honor QC alum Hoyt Jacobs who was tragically hit and killed while bicycling in Long Island City on Jan. 17. A 2011 recipient of an MFA in Poetry from QC, Hoyt had taught Creative Writing and Composition here as an adjunct and went on to receive certification in teaching English as a Second Language at QC. In just 17 days, the fund has raised $10,470 surpassing the benchmark of $10,000. The poetry prize is $1000 and is now guaranteed for the next ten years. “Hoyt had so much more to give–as a poet, and as a human being–we wanted to keep him with…