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Tim O'Brien Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
National Book Award-winning author of Going to Cacciato and The Things They Carried​ workshops MFA student work. All MFA students welcome. Click here for more information
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MFA Student Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
512-245-7681
mfinearts@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
MFA students from across years and genres will read their work after the conclusion of Tim O'Brien's workshop.  Food will be provided. Click here for more information
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Karen Russell Public Reading

Location:
Wittliff Collection
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
University Endowed Chair in Creative Writing Karen Russell reads her work. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, some of Russell's works include St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by WolvesSwamplandia!, and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Click here for more information
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Kim Barnes & Robert Wrigley Reading + Q&A

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Kim Barnes is the author of In the Kingdom of Men, named a best book of 2012 by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, and The Oregonian. Her second novel, A Country Called Home, was the winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction. She is a recipient of the PEN/Jerard Award in nonfiction for her first memoir, In the Wilderness, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Fourth Genre, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She is a professor of English in the MFA program at the University of Idaho.

Robert Wrigley has published ten books of poems, the most recent of which are Box and Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Best American Poetry, and the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Poetry. His books have received the Kingsley Tufts Award, The Poet’s Prize, The San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He is a Distinguished University Professor of English in the MFA program at the University of Idaho.
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Texas Book Festival

Cost:
Free
Contact:
1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 14, Unit B
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 477-4055
Campus Sponsor:
"One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 100+ exhibitors, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers." -TexasBookFestival.org Click here for more information
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Texas Book Festival

Cost:
Free
Contact:
1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 14, Unit B
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 477-4055
Campus Sponsor:
"One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 100+ exhibitors, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers." -TexasBookFestival.org Click here for more information
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Cyrus Cassells Reading @ TBF

Location:
1100 Congress Ave Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Cost:
Free
Contact:
512-245-7681
mfinearts@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
New poetry collections by Cyrus Cassells (The Gospel According to Wild Indigo), Traci Brimhall (Saudade), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Oceanic) find their inspiration in the Charleston and Sea Islands, the Mediterranean, the Brazilian Amazon, and the planet's ocean to excavate grief, love, change, the past, and the present. Join them for a reading of earthly delights. Moderator: Sasha West Click here for more information
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Alumna Melissa Stephenson @ TBF: "Illnesses & Eccentricities: Understanding the People We Love"

Location:
1100 Congress Ave
Capitol Extension Room E2. 016
Cost:
Free
Contact:
512-245-7681
mfinearts@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Alumna Melissa Stephenson is on a panel at the Texas Book Festival titled, "Illnesses & Eccentricities: Understanding the People We Love." Some of her publication credits include: The Washington Post, BlackbirdZYZZYVA, and Fourth Genre. Her debut book, Driven, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July 2018. Click here for more information
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"let a splinter swerve": Poetry and Innovation @ Honors Coffee Forum

Location:
407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
honors@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
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. Click here for more information
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Tim O'Brien Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
National Book Award-winning author of Going to Cacciato and The Things They Carried​ workshops MFA student work. All MFA students welcome. Click here for more information
more about event

Naomi Shihab Nye Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye workshops student poetry. All MFA students welcome. Click here for more information
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Tony Perez Talk + Q&A

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
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. Click here for more information
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Marie Howe Public Reading + Closed Door Q&A

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
*Reading open to the public, Q&A for MFA students only

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief. She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, AGNI, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. Her honors include National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships.
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Marie Howe Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and former Poet Laureate of New York Marie Howe (Magdalene, What the Living Do, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time) teaches on a subject of her choosing. Click here for more information
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BBQ for Students

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
MFA students who attend the Master Class and the nighttime reading that follows are welcome to eat complimentary BBQ and socialize. Click here for more information
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Marie Howe Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and former Poet Laureate of New York Marie Howe (Magdalene, What the Living Do, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time) reads to an intimate audience. Click here for more information
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Steve Wilson Public Reading

Location:
Malvern Books
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Steve Wilson and MFA poetry alumni Prudence Arceneaux read their work. Click here for more information
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Naomi Shihab Nye Workshop

Location:
Katherine ANne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye workshops student poetry. All MFA students welcome. Click here for more information
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