MFA Writing Alumni Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Not open to the public

/ Saturday


Return to campus for the 4th Annual MFA in Writing Alumni Festival! The program will include a keynote address followed by a full day of craft talks, conversations, generative sessions, and readings. Featured presenters include Joan Silber '67, Melissa Febos MFA '08, David Ryan, and Traci Brimhall MFA '08, among others. This free event is open to all MFA in Writing alumni, current MFA in Writing students, and their guests. Event includes lunch and an evening reception.

Registration information

Festival Schedule

10-10:30 a.m.:
Registration in Heimbold Atrium

10:30-11 a.m.:
Welcome by Marie Howe

11:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:
Session 1

  • Craft Talk with Traci Brimhall MFA ‘08
  • Craft Talk with Melissa Febos  MFA ‘08
  • Alum and Faculty in Conversation: Mary Morris and T Kira Madden MFA ‘12

12-5:30 p.m.:
Book Sales

12:15-1:15 p.m.:

1:15-2:15 p.m.:
Faculty and Alum Reading with Victoria Redel, Leah Umansky MFA ’04,
Corinne Sullivan MFA ’16, Traci Brimhall MFA ’08, and Carolyn Ferrell '84

2:15-2:45 p.m.:
Book Signing

3-3:45 p.m.:
Session 2- Generative Session

  • Poetry session with Suzanne Gardinier
  • Nonfiction session with Jake Slichter
  • Fiction session with David Ryan

4-5:15 p.m.:
Session 3

  • Alum and Faculty In Conversation: Joan Silber '67and Marcia Bradley MFA '17
  • Craft Talk with Carol Zoref MFA '97
  • Craft Talk with Jaclyn Gilbert MFA ’15

5:15-6:15 p.m.:
Book Signing, Reception, and Toasts

6:15 p.m.:
Final Toast with Jake Slichter