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Fall 2018 Events

 

September

 

Sunday, 9/9

Naomi Shihab Nye reading @ BookWoman, 3:00PM – 4:30 PM

BookWoman is located at 5501 N. Lamar Blvd, Unit A-105, in Austin.

Find more information here:

https://www.ebookwoman.com/event/reading-signing-voices-air-naomi-shihab-nye

https://www.facebook.com/events/1451688238264947/

 

Thursday, 9/13

Tyehimba Jess Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 9/14

Tyehimba Jess Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Tyehimba Jess Reading @ KAP House, 7:30 PM

 

Friday, 9/21

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Sunday, 9/23

MFA Faculty Reading @ Malvern Books, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM.

Malvern Books is located at 613 W 29th St, Austin. Cyrus Cassells, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Debra Monroe will be reading.

 

Friday, 9/28

Naomi Nye Workshop

 

October

 

Thursday, 10/4

Valeria Luiselli Reading + closed door Q&A @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 10/5

Valeria Luiselli Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Valeria Luiselli Reading @ KAP House, 7:30 PM

 

Thursday, 10/11

Camille Dungy reading + Q&A @ LBJ Student Center, Room 3.10-1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Q&A to follow the reading. Books will be for sale and refreshments will be served. Open to the public.

 

Friday, 10/12

Camille Dungy Master Class

 

Friday, 10/19

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Tuesday, 10/23

Karen Russell reading @ Wittliff Collections, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 10/26

Kim Barnes & Robert Wrigley reading + Q&A @ KAP House, 7:30 PM

 

Saturday and Sunday, 10/27-10/28

Texas Book Festival @ Grounds of the State Capitol Building (Austin)

Saturday hours: 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday hours: 11:00AM-5:00PM

 

November

 

Thursday, 11/1

“let a splinter swerve": Poetry and Innovation @ Honors Coffee Forum, in Lampasas, 6:00 PM

Members of the MFA poetry faculty—including Roger Jones, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cecily Parks, Kathleen Peirce, and Steve Wilson—will read at the event, which will be part of the Common Experience events series.

 

Friday, 11/2

Tim O’Brien Workshop

 

Friday, 11/9

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.

 

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Naomi Nye Workshop

 

Thursday, 11/15

Marie Howe Reading + closed door Q&A @ FH 230, 3:30 PM

 

Friday, 11/16

Marie Howe Master Class

 

BBQ for Students

 

Marie Howe Reading @ KAP House, 7:30 PM

 

Sunday, 11/18

Steve Wilson reading @ Malvern Books, 4:00 PM

Steve Wilson and MFA poetry alumni Prudence Arceneaux will read at Malvern Books, located at 613 W 29th St, Austin.

 

Friday, 11/30

Naomi Nye Workshop

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