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Save the date for next year's conference, which will be held June 21-23, 2012! Details about the conference and other Ocean State Writing events will be available here soon.

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Egan We had a full house for Jennifer Egan's keynote on Friday, June 24, which kicked off Part II of the conference. Many thanks to Jennifer for her inspiring talk, her generosity to conference participants, and for giving us a behind-the-scenes look at her process for creating A Visit from the Goon Squad, this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

"I am a huge believer in conferences... Going to conferences like this one was really the way that I learned to write."

Jennifer Egan in her keynote on June 24, 2011


The Ocean State Review is a journal of literary and visual arts. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations from September 6 through February 15, 2012. Send submissions and inquiries to:

The Ocean State Review
Department of English, Swan Hall
University of Rhode Island
60 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

To obtain your copy of the inaugural issue of The Ocean State Review, email copies@etal.uri.edu. The journal is $12 per copy.

Photo credit: Nora Lewis