ACC student show

Please join us for our bi-annual ACC Student Show, where every six months, we interview several ACC students about The Rio Review that comes out twice per year at the end of the semester.

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Listen to the interview

The Rio Review is ACC’s literary journal. ACC will hold a reading on Thursday, April 30, 7 pm, in the Gallery Theater on the Rio Grande Campus, to celebrate the publication of the Spring 2015 issue.



(editor) A.R. Rogers is a poet, busker, and student living in Austin, Texas. She is presently completing an AA in Creative Writing, Editor for ACC’s Rio Review, and an intern for the Writer’s League of Texas. Her first chapbook, Tiny Nothing, was published by Raw Paw Press in 2014. A.R. also co-hosts Mind Maze, a monthly reading series at Malvern Books, and was featured at the 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival. She hopes one day to have enough time to write poems again.

(editor/writer) Travis Esten was born full of imagination, fighting dragons with invisible bows and arrows from a young age, conquering fantasy universes one by one. Though a fantasist at heart, he sometimes tries his hand at contemporary fiction. Chipping away at a degree in creative writing, he fills his time working on his first book “Woodlander”.

(editor) Jennifer Barras is a young fantasy writer who also works for a local wedding coordinator. She recently finished a screen play for a feature film and is currently in the process of getting her first novel published. She will graduate acc in the fall and plans to move to Louisiana to focus on her writing afterwards.”

(writer) Armand Mansfield was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He’s currently working on gaining a degree in Anthropology and hopes to combine poetry with his future field of work to make a difference in the world.

(writer) With the dream police after her incessantly, Nia Spaghetti writes as a fugitive on the run from the REM world. If you are lucky enough to read a story or see her in this world or the next, you’ll probably witness something bizarre, for she is no ordinary human. Her goal is to create pathways for those looking to enter the dimensions of higher power.

The Professor:

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.