ACC creative writing program & Robert Faires

Please join us for another great edition of Writing on the Air. This week we speak with, as we do every six months or so, Charlotte Gullick and her ACC creative writing students from the Rio Review. And we’ve also got a special guest from the Austin Chronicles, Robert Faires, who will tell us all about The Austin Chronicles’ short story contest.

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ROBERT FAIRES is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he’s been covering the local arts scene for 30 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him to a list of 12 of the nation’s most influential theatre critics, and his writing and criticism have been recognized with awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. He has conducted live onstage interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Susan Sarandon, David Mamet, Peter Bogdanovich, and the screenwriter Andrew Davies. Since 1980, he has worked on more than 60 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer, most recently completing a successful revival of the one-man version of Shakespeare’s Henry V which he adapted and performed himself.

You can learn more about the Austin Chronicle Short Story contest by going here: Chronicle website.

Devah is a human being trying to make her way through adulthood, if not with grace, then at least with optimism. She is a mother, partner, singer/songwriter, and student. In her spare time she works at her favorite barbeque restaurant. Her goal is to earn a doctorate in English and master’s in Creative Writing.

Emily Winner is a creative writing student completing her final semester at ACC and currently one of the editors of the Rio Review. She has plans to complete her degree at St Edwards University and pursue a career in writing and publishing fiction works.

KB Hallmark is currently enrolled at ACC as journalism major. After numerous jobs in public service, KB returned to writing. His previous works were published in the SWTSU Daily University Star, Fire Engineering,(online edition) and, as well as one self-published short story.

Nicolette Izquierdo was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She currently attends ACC and the University of Texas at Austin. She plans to major in English and minor in creative writing. Nicolette enjoys reading, writing, and covering issues she is passionate about.

Charlotte Gullick is a novelist, essayist, editor, educator and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. Charlotte’s first novel, By Way of Water, was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as the Grande Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writer’s Project in 2002 and has been re-published last fall. She is currently an MFA student in Creative Nonfiction at the Institute of American Indians Arts.

You can learn more about the ACC Creative Writing Program, by visiting their website, You can learn more about the Rio Review HERE.