Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Our installation at the 2017 Unbound Book Festival will feature new work by Columbia author, Jennifer Maritza McCauley. We couldn’t be happier about sharing her writing with Columbia’s literature lovers!
In case you don’t already know her work:

JMMJennifer Maritza McCauley is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri. She is also Contest Editor at The Missouri Review, associate editor at Origins Literary Journal and reviews editor at Fjords Review. She has received creative writing fellowships from SAFTA, CantoMundo and the Knight Foundation, and her work appears or is forthcoming in Columbia Journal, Vassar Review, Passages North and Jabberwock Review, amongst other outlets. Her poetry collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF will be released in fall 2017.

Come see us on April 21st and 22nd to experience Jennifer’s work scrolling by on our LED display – you won’t be disappointed.

March’s Writer

We are happy to announce that our next featured writer is Chicago’s own Ruby Figueroa.

Ruby is a “23 year old living in Pilsen obsessed with love and human’s ability to overcome heartbreak.”

She tells us:
“I studied studio art, psychology, and bass clarinet in college, and I’m currently teaching myself how to play ukulele — all these different interests have turned my practice into a hybrid of visual art, music, and writing. I’m a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago in the Book and Paper MFA program where I concentrate on papermaking and printmaking. If I’m not at school, you can find me walking around the city with headphones plugged in carrying a backpack full of books, or at a coffee shop cackling to myself. When I hang out with my friends, I usually fill up my phone with notes about all these great (or not so great) ideas for the future TV-sitcom that’s going to be made about us. If all else fails, I’m people-watching and writing stories in my head about what they could be thinking, because I’m constantly trying to find connections with other people.”

Soon we will unveil the location where you will be able to read Ruby’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl. In the meantime, congratulations, Ruby!