Alumna News: Rita Leganski

Are you an alumni or current student of the M.A.E. or M.A.W.P. with news of your own? Please send announcements to Molly Tranberg at A warm congratulations goes out to Rita on her accomplishments.

Rita Leganski’s (M.A.W.P. ‘09) novel, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, was recently acquired by HarperCollins. The last class she took before graduating was Dan Stolar’s Short Fiction offering. It was there that she first tried her hand at magical realism. Professor Stolar encouraged her to continue to develop the story, and this debut novel was born.

Rita also published an article she’d originally written in Ted Anton’s Writing for Magazines class. Her article on Utah’s Antelope Island appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of Sierra magazine. Read the article here. She is currently a member of DePaul’s visiting faculty in the School for New Learning as a writing workshop instructor.

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