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The MFA in Creative Writing 2017 Summer Residency is being held from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 30. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers to campus for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more. This summer’s visiting writers include Jean Harper, winner of the Howling Bird Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award; fiction writer Kate Bernheimer; poet Patricia Smith; and screenwriters and Remy Auberjonois and Kate Nowlin. In addition, ten graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works – Judy Johnson, Andrea Sanow, Faith Ericson, Mark Hooker, Jacquelyn Dutdut, Josh Johnson, Patricia Fox, Laurie Anderson, Taryn Verley, and Mai Thao Xiong.
We invite you to join us for the evening readings/screenings and receptions, at which our visiting writers will be available to sign their works. All events are free and the public is invited.
Tuesday, July 25
Visiting Playwright Harrison Rivers
7:15 p.m., Foss Theater, Reception follows
Thursday, July 27
Visiting Poet Patricia Smith
7:15 p.m., Chapel, Foss Center, Reception follows
Friday, July 28
Josh Johnson, Fiction
Patricia Fox, Screenwriting
Taryn Verley, Playwriting
Mai Thao Xiong, CNF
7 p.m., Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building, Reception follows