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2017-2018 Events

September

 

Friday, 9/15

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Tuesday, 9/19

MFA Student Reading @ The Wittliff Collections, 5:00 PM

 

Friday, 9/22

Naomi Shihab Nye Workshop @ KAP House, 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

 

Tuesday, 9/26

Karen Russell reading @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

 

October

 

Tuesday, 10/3

Documentary Screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, followed by a Q&A with director Laura Dunn @ FH 230, 3:30 pm

 

MFA Student Reading @ The Wittliff Collections, 5:00 PM

 

Thursday, 10/12

Philipp Meyer reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 10/13

Philipp Meyer Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Philipp Meyer Reading @ KAP House

 

Friday, 10/20

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Friday, 10/27

Tony Perez talk and Q&A

Tony Perez is the Executive Editor of Tin House books, and an editor at Tin House magazine for a decade. He’ll give a talk about “self-editing”, and hold a Q&A about editing, publishing, submissions to journals, and other questions you have related to these subjects. All students are encouraged to attend.

 

November

 

Friday, 11/3

Jim Shepard & John Freeman discuss Denis Johnson @ KAP House, 6:30 PM

The authors will examine Denis Johnson’s fiction and poetry.

 

Professor Kathleen Peirce’s book launch @ Malvern Books (613 West 29th Street, Austin), 7:00 PM. Please join Kathleen Peirce, Lisa Olstein, and Cecily Parks to celebrate the launch of Kathleen’s book, Vault.

 

Sunday, 11/5

Modern Muse Poetry Slam @ Wake the Dead Coffee House, 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

 

Tuesday, 11/7

MFA Student Reading @ The Wittliff Collections, 5:00 PM

 

Friday, 11/10

Caesura Poetry Installation @ Luminary Contemporary Arts Festival—Unam Building (San Antonio), 7:00 PM—Midnight.  Claudia Cardona and Melanie Robinson's poetry collective - Caesura - has an upcoming public art project at Luminary Contemporary Arts Festival (a big ol' festival in San Antonio) on November 10. The two MFA poetry students have been given a huge gallery space and are incredibly excited to be some of the few poets who will be participating this year.

 

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Thursday, 11/16

Gabrielle Calvocoressi Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 11/17

Gabrielle Calvocoressi Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Gabrielle Calvocoressi Reading @ KAP House

 

Sunday, 11/19

Modern Muse Poetry Slam @ Wake the Dead Coffee House, 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

 

December

 

Friday, 12/1

Rivka Galchen and Willing Davidson Talk @ KAP house, 6:30 PM

Novelist and essayist Rivka Galchen will discuss the process of editing both of these genres with Willing Davidson, an editor at the New Yorker.

 

Saturday, 12/2

Texas Poetry Calendar reading @ Malvern Books (613 West 29th Street, Austin), 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Students Wade Martin & Allyson Whipple will co-host the final 20th anniversary reading of the 2018 Best of Texas Poetry Calendar on behalf of Dos Gatos Press.

 

Suspended Whispers: A Conversation with Roja Chamankar, Emily Beyda (18’), and Jade Fusco @ Bookwoman (5501 North Lamar #A-105), 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Suspended Whispers is the latest chapbook published by harlequin creature. It is a trilingual illustrated edition of poems in Persian, French & English. The book is a collaboration between three women, all currently based in Austin, Texas: the poet Roja Chamankar, translator Emily Beyda, and artist Jade Fusco. Find the book here and visit the event page here.

 

 

Tuesday, 12/5

MFA Student Reading @ Wittliff Collections, 5:00-6:00 PM

 

January

 

Friday, 1/26

Tim O’Brien Workshop @ KAP House

 

February

 

Thursday, 2/1

Naomi Nye Reading @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM  

 

Friday, 2/2

Naomi Nye Workshop @ KAP House

Open to all MFA students

 

Tuesday, 2/6

MFA Student Reading @ Wittliff Collections, 5:00-6:00 PM

 

Friday, 2/9

Karan Mahajan reading + Q&A, location and time TBA

 

Thursday, 2/22

Junot Diaz Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 2/23

Junot Diaz Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Junot Diaz Reading @ KAP House

 

March

 

Friday, 3/2

Tim O’Brien Workshop @ KAP House

Open to all MFA students

 

Tuesday, 3/6

MFA Student Reading @TBD , 5:00-6:00 PM

 

Thursday, 3/22

Martin Espada Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections

 

Friday, 3/23

Martin Espada Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Martin Espada Reading @ KAP House

 

Friday, 3/30

Tim O’Brien Workshop @ KAP House

Open to all MFA students

 

April

 

Wednesday, 4/4

2017 Clark Fiction Prize winner Colson Whitehead @ Wittliff Collections, time TBD

 

Monday, 4/9

Nnedi Okorafor reading + Q&A at Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Tuesday, 4/10

MFA Student Reading @ Wittliff Collections, 5:00-6:00 PM

 

Thursday, 4/12

Karen Russell reading @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Thursday, 4/16

Beginning of Kelly Link weeklong residency and events—locations and times TBA

 

Thursday, 4/19

Lauren Groff Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 4/20

Lauren Groff Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Lauren Groff Reading @ KAP House

 

May

 

Tuesday, 5/1

MFA Student Reading @ Wittliff Collections, 5:00-6:00 PM