Visiting Writers Series: MFA Faculty Showcase

by English Department


Thu, Feb 10, 2022

7 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Visiting Writers Series
MFA Faculty Showcase Reading

Thursday, February 10th – 7 p.m. (E.S.T.)
**Note: This is a virtual event via ZOOM*

The Visiting Writers Series goes LOCAL for the month of February!

Please join the NMU Department of English for an MFA Faculty Showcase featuring readings of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid texts from Jennifer A. Howard, Matthew Gavin Frank, Lynn Domina, Patricia Killelea, Monica McFawn and Rachel May. Q&A session to follow reading.

Matthew Gavin Frank's latest nonfiction book, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers, was selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2021, and as a finalist for the 2021 Heartland Booksellers Award in Nonfiction. He is also the author of the nonfiction books, The Mad Feast (a 2015 Ploughshares Best Book of the Year), Preparing the Ghost (a New York Times Editors' Choice), Pot Farm, and Barolo, and three books of poetry.

Rachel May is the author of An American Quilt, The Experiments, At St. Christopher's, and Quilting with a Modern Slant. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wellcome Collection, Guernica, LitHub, Parents, and Outside, among others.

Jennifer A. Howard teaches creative writing and edits Passages North in Michigan's snowy Upper Peninsula. Her most recent chapbook, Flat Stanley Reports Back to His Third-Grader, was published by The Cupboard Pamphlet.

Monica McFawn is a multidisciplinary whose short story collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won a Flannery O'Connor Award and was named an NPR "Great Read." An NEA Fellowship recipient, her illustrations have appeared on the cover of national literary magazines, and her animations and art have appeared in galleries, including the Small Wonders miniature film festival in Detroit. She also writes and performs comedy; most recently her short film, Baby's Carbon Footprint, was runner up in American University's Eco-Comedy Film Festival.

Patricia Killelea is the author of two poetry collections, Counterglow (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2019) and Other Suns (Swan Scythe Press, 2011). She also produces digital videopoems, which have been featured at Fence, Atticus Review, Moving Poems, Poetry Film Live, screened and shortlisted for the ├ô'Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition, and long-listed for the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Prize.

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