Fourth Annual MFA in Writing Alumni Festival Held on Campus on October 6

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Alumni from the College's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program returned to campus for the Fourth Annual MFA in Writing Alumni Festival on Saturday, October 6.

After a welcome from program director Brian Morton ’78, poetry faculty member Marie Howe gave a powerful keynote address. The program then broke into craft talks from Traci Brimhall MFA ’08 and Melissa Febos MFA ’08 and a conversation between faculty members Mary Morris and T Kira Madden MFA ’12. Lunch was followed by a faculty and alumni reading featuring Victoria Redel, Leah Umansky MFA ’04, Corinne Sullivan MFA ’16, Traci Brimhall MFA ’08, and Carolyn Ferrell '84. The afternoon continued with faculty-led generative sessions in fiction with David Ryan, nonfiction with Jake Slichter, and poetry with Suzanne Gardinier. A second round of craft talks followed with Carol Zoref MFA '97 and Jaclyn Gilbert MFA ’15 and a conversation between faculty member Joan Silber '67 and Marcia Bradley MFA '17.

The day concluded with an evening reception and toast by faculty member Jake Slichter encouraging alumni to write towards their scariest goal. Thanks to all for joining us and we look forward to seeing you next fall!


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