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Location:
230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
512-245-7681
mfinearts@txstate.edu
Daniel Alarcón will be awarded the L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize for his story collection The King Is Always Above the People. Alarcón will also read from the winning text.

Alarcón has been a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of a Whiting Award, and finalist for the PEN-Faulkner Award. His writing has appeared in The New YorkerHarper'sGrantaThe New York Times, and n+1. He is the Executive Producer of Radio Ambulante, and teaches journalism at Columbia University.
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Location:
The Witte Museum
Cost:
$14
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
Photographer and documentarian Michael Nye, husband of Professor Naomi Shihab Nye, exhibits photographs and audio stories exploring the experiences of people living with visual impairment, and the nature of blindness itself.
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Location:
BookPeople
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Professor Jennifer duBois reads and signs her new novel, The Spectators, out April 2 from Random House. The Spectators has already earned starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus, and is one of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019. National Book Foundation named duBois one of its 5 Under 35 authors, and she is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing grant.
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Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
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. Her new collection, Orange World and Other Stories is out July 4 from Random House.

Professor Jennifer duBois reads from her new novel, The Spectators, on its publication day. The Spectators has already earned starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus, and is one of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019. National Book Foundation named duBois one of its 5 Under 35 authors, and she is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing grant.
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Cheston Knapp Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Essaying and Managing Editor of Tin House Cheston Knapp teaches on a subject of his choosing.
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BBQ for Students

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
MFA students who attend the Master Class and the nighttime reading that follows are welcome to eat complimentary BBQ and socialize.
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Cheston Knapp Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Essayist and Managing Editor of Tin House Cheston Knapp reads his work and answers questions.
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Naomi Shihab Nye Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye workshops student poetry. All MFA students welcome.
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Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón converses on daily life as a poet and answers questions from MFA students.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Ada Limón Talk

Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-10.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón delivers a craft talk.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Ada Limón Master Class

Location:
LBJ Student Center; 10.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón teaches on a subject of her choosing.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Location:
Flowers Hall 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
*Reading open to the public, Q&A is for MFA students only

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are The Refugees, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.
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Ada Limón Workshop

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón workshops student work.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Viet Thanh Nguyen Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer, The Refugees) teaches on a subject of his choosing.
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BBQ for Students

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
MFA students who attend the Master Class and the nighttime reading that follows are welcome to eat complimentary BBQ and socialize.
more about event

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Pultizer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (The SympathizerThe Refugees) reads his work and answers questions.
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A Close Reading with Ada Limón

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón close reads with students.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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A Conversation with Ada Limón

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón discusses her craft.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Ada Limón Master Class

Location:
LBJ Student Center; 10.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón teaches on a subject of her choosing.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
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Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón reads her work, answers questions, and signs books.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
more about event

Ada Limón Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
​Ada Limón workshops student work.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
more about event

Naomi Shihab Nye Workshop

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye workshops student poetry. All MFA students welcome.
more about event