Skip to Content

Upcoming Events

Expand or Collapse all.

Why There Are Words

Location:
malvern books Austin
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Current MFA student Sandra Sidi will be reading her essay, "What I Wished I'd Known About Sexual Assault in the military," published in the Atlantic, at this event.
more about event

MFA all-program meeting

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
MFA all-faculty meeting at Flowers Hall 230
more about event

Tim O'Brien Workshop @ KAP House

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Tim O'Brien workshop. MFA students only.
more about event

Adrian Matejka, Flowers Hall Rm 230

Location:
Flowers Hall San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Adrian reads from his work. 

Adrian is the author of  The Devil’s Garden,  which won the New York / New England Award and  Mixology,  a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series.  Mixology  was also a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature. His third collection,  The Big Smoke,  focuses on Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion of the world.  The Big Smoke  was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and  was also a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His most recent book,  Map to the Stars, was published in 2017. Among Matejka’s other honors are the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, the Julia Peterkin Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington and is Poet Laureate of Indiana.
more about event

Adrian Matejka Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
New year, new Master Class. MFA students get a craft class with Adrian @ KAP House.
more about event

Adrian Matejka Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
As always, everyone is welcome to hear Adrian read from his work @ KAP House. 
more about event

Tim O'Brien Workshop @ KAP House

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Tim O'Brien workshop. MFA students only.
more about event

Erika L. Sánchez, Flowers Hall Rm 230

Location:
Flowers Hall San Marcos; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Erika Sanchez reads from her work. 

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, novelist, and essayist, her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. She is currently a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow, and a recent recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Copper Nickel, Vinyl Poetry, Guernica, diode, Boston Review, ESPN.com, The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, POETRY Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine.
more about event

Erika L. Sánchez Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Erika Sanchez teaches a Master Class @ KAP House

(MFA students only)
more about event

Erika L. Sánchez Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Erika Sanchez reads from her work @ KAP House. Everyone is invited to this event. 
more about event

AWP Conference

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Watch out for more information as date approaches. 
more about event

Jericho Brown, Flowers Hall Rm 230

Location:
Flowers Hall San Marcos; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
American Book Award winner, Jericho Brown reads from his work.

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition. His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME Magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.
more about event

Jericho Brown Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Jericho Brown leads a Master Class @ KAP House. Y'all know it's MFA students only at this point, right?
more about event

Jericho Brown Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Everyone is invited to come and hear Jericho Brown read from his work @ KAP House. 
more about event

Tim O'Brien Workshop @ KAP House

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Tim O'Brien workshop. MFA students only.
more about event

Valeria Luiselli, Flowers Hall Rm 230

Location:
Flowers Hall San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Valeria Luiselli reads from her work. All invited. 


Valeria Luiselli is the author of Faces in the Crowd, Sidewalks, Story of My Teeth, and Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions. She has been named as one of the 20 best Mexican writers under 40, and received a National Book Foundation '5 under 35' award. Her new novel, Lost Children Archives, was published by Knopf in 2019. Her works have been recognized by the National Book Critics Circle, The National Book Foundation, The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She is based in New York City.
more about event

Valeria Luiselli Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Valeria leads a Master Class @ KAP House. 

(MFA students only)
more about event

Valeria Luiselli Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Valeria Luiselli reads from her work @ KAP House. All invited, like yesterday. 
more about event

Victoria Chang Residency

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stan Rivkin, mfinearts@txstate.edu
Victoria Chang’s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. The Boss (McSweeney’s) won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2017. In 2018, she was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award for her manuscript-in-progress, OBIT., as well as a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches within Antioch’s MFA Program.
more about event