Brian Morton

Director, Program in Writing

BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Author of five novels, including Starting Out in the Evening and Florence Gordon. SLC, 1998–

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The literary colloquium features events by SLC faculty members, visiting writers, editors, publishers, and literary agents and is designed to bring MFA students in contact with a wide array of ideas from the world of writing. Examples of regular events in the colloquium are: a residency in each genre, which includes a reading and a craft talk by a visiting author; conversations with writing faculty members and visiting writers; and panels and discussions focused on publishing, teaching, editing, or other career-related topics. By participating in forums related to both craft and professional development, students benefit from exposure to many voices, genres, and experiences.