Public Programs And Events

20 Years of the MFA

20 Years of the MFA

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

The Creative Writing Program celebrates the 20th anniversary of the MFA program. Graduates of the first fiction class read from recent books. 

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and is the artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference.

Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River and two story collections, Asunder and Good People, published by Bellevue Literary Press in January. A new novel, All Back Full, will be published by Dzanc Books in early 2017. He teaches at The New School, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Solstice Low-Res MFA Program of Pine Manor College. 

Moderated by Luis Jaramillo, director, The Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program.

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