Author Archives: trenthergenrader

MFA vs NYC? Notes on a False Debate

Since I didn’t attend AWP 2014, Facebook friends clued me in to MFA vs NYC, a collection that “brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and … Continue reading

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American Officials Play Board Games to Understand War

A friend of mine kindly shared a link to this story on Business Insider: American Officials Play Board Games To Understand War The idea that the military uses games to train personnel is nothing new. There’s been a lot of … Continue reading

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Creative Writing in the Digital Age

I’m very excited to announce the table of contents for CREATIVE WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: THEORY, PRACTICE AND PEDAGOGY edited by Michael Dean Clark, Trent Hergenrader and Joe Rein. The book is being published by Bloomsbury’s Literary Studies division … Continue reading

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Prezi on Speculative Fiction and RPGs in College Classes

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Flier for English 236: Digital Storytelling & Role-Playing

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Prezi on my RPG Talk

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the narrative potential of role-playing games. Here’s the Prezi that accompanied the talk. The Evolution and Narrative Potential of Role-Playing Games on Prezi

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“Mouth of the Volga” Available Online

Just found out that my creative nonfiction piece “The Mouth of the Volga” is available online at the Post Road website. Here’s the link: http://www.postroadmag.com/21/nonfiction/hergenrader.phtml

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GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings Now Available

Just got an email that the GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings are now available via ETC Press: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/content/gls-70-conference-proceedings This publication features my article “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative: Using Role-playing Games to Teach Fiction Writing.” Yay!

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter Gets Honorable Mention in BHoY #3

Some narcissistic googling turned up an interesting little factoid: my story “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” made Ellen Datlow’s list of honorable mentions in Best Horror of the Year #3. Based on the post date, this news is about 10 months … Continue reading

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M/MLA Presentations and Comments

Just got back a few hours ago from the M/MLA conference held in St. Louis. The conference theme was “Play…No Seriously.” I gave two presentations: one on using videogames in English classes, and the other on using role-playing games in … Continue reading

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