Creative Writing - MFA Readings
by UA MFA Program Students
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The program leading to the master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree in creative writing is a studio/academic course of study, designed to accommodate imaginative and intellectual diversity. Students enroll in writing workshops, forms courses, and literature classes, gaining exposure to a broad range of writing models and experimenting with a variety of strategies and forms. Guided development of each writer's talents culminates in a complete, carefully conceived thesis, typically a book-length manuscript. Students in the program in creative writing give a presentation of a significant portion of their own written work produced while in residence. In this public reading/performance, the student exhibits his or her work before an audience of peers, faculty, and the general public. Our MFA student reading series tends to be a lively, standing-room-only event. The introductions themselves are always an unexpected verbal, visual or theatrical event!
||Tom Cotsonas and David Andrews- MFA Readings||Tom Cotsonas was born in Rochester, NY. Most of the time he lives in Tuscaloosa, AL, where he's an MFA student, but other times he lives in Brooklyn, NY. His fiction has appeared in Web Conjunctions. David Andrews lives and writes in Tuscaloosa, AL. This is his first public reading.||11/22/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||J. Kirk Maynard and Farren Stanley - MFA Readings||Farren Stanley's place-of-origin is New Mexico, though she currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry and the managing editor of Black Warrior Review. She has pieces published or forthcoming in Marginalia and Caketrain. Farren lives with a dog, a cat, and an assortment of orchids and blogs at anatomyofadress.wordpress.com. J. Kirk Maynard is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. His poetry and reviews are published or forthcoming in Blueline Literary Journal, White Whale Review, Arch, and Black Warrior Review. He lives in Tuscaloosa with his fiancee Jessica and their dog Lucy.||11/22/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoAshley Gorham - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoDevin Gribbons - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPia Simone Garber - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoRachel Adams - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matthew Mahaney - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Betsy Seymour - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Casey Fagan - MFA Reading at Alabama Art Kitchen||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoBrandi Wells - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoEllie Isenhart - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoGreg Houser - MFA Reading||--||3/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|