Rio Review — ACC’s Creative Writing Program

This Wednesday November 20th 2013 join us at 6PM CST on your local Austin 91.7 FM KOOP Radio station or stream us LIVE on KOOP.org.

This week, we speak with the Creative Writing Program students from ACC and their professor about Rio Review.  The journal, published in the Spring and Fall, is a showcase of the student creative work in the Arts and Humanities.

Listen to the Interview.

Rio Review Editors:

M. Baxton McInnis is a writer, artist and musician from Orlando, Fl. Prior to his enrollment in the Creative Writing Program at ACC, Baxton has worked as a professional musician for over a decade performing at many festivals and other venues all around Central Florida. Alter moving to Austin, Texas in 2010, Baxton decided to pursue his second love of writing. Baxton will graduate from ACC next Spring and would like to pursue a career as a novelist, poet, and short story writer. Baxton is also a prolific song writer and massive Star Wars Geek.

Nori Hubert is co-editor of The Rio Review. She will graduate from ACC May 2014 with an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing. She then plans to enlist in the US Marine Corps and eventually attend the University of Oklahoma.

Students being published in the Fall 2013 Rio Review:

Adriana Cantu’s journey as a writer began at an early age while chronicling the lives of creatures living in the AC vent. As an adult, her interests moved on to writing prose and poetry pieces motivated by socio political issues. She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her partner and their two cats.

Barry Maxwell is a native of Austin, Texas, and a student of Creative Writing at Austin Community College. His work has been published in The Rio Review, online in Pithead Chapel, and will appear in the forthcoming Northern Colorado Writers 2013 Pooled Ink Anthology. Barry is also the recipient of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers award for undergraduate creative nonfiction, 2013.

Anna Liggett is a few semesters away from graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology. Her goal is to attend graduate school and earn a doctoral degree in the same subject.

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 published by Blue Hen Books/Penguin Putnam and was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as the Grande Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writer’s Project in 2002 and will be available this month from the Santa Fe Writers Project.


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