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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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MFA Student Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
MFA students read their own work. Four students are pre-selected, then leftover time is dedicated to an open mic style. Refreshments are provided. Click here for more information
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Panel Discussion and Q&A with Carey Salerno and Denise Shannon

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Topics include the role of editors and agents, the best practices of querying editors and agents, meeting with editors and agents, and other issues selected by panelists.

Carey Salerno is the executive editor & director of Alice James Books where she has been serving underrepresented voices in the literary community since 2008. She is also the author of Shelter (2009) and coeditor of Lit From Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books (2013). She teaches poetry writing for the University of Maine at Farmington and currently serves as a literary curator for Pen + Brush, an international nonprofit organization offering an outlet for women in both the literary and visual arts in the city of New York.

Denise Shannon formed her own agency in 2002 after sixteen years representing authors at Georges Borchardt, Inc. and International Creative Management (ICM). She is a frequent guest at writers’ conferences and publishing institutes, delivering talks and conducting workshops.
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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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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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Nikky Finney Public Reading & Closed Door Q&A

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

Nikky Finney was born by the sea in South Carolina and raised during the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts Movements. She began reading and writing poetry as a teenager growing up in the spectacle and human theatre of the deep South. She has written extensively for journals, magazines, and other publications. For twenty-one years she taught creative writing at the University of Kentucky and now holds the John H. Bennett, Jr., Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
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Nikky Finney Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
National Book Award winner Nikky Finney (Head Off & Split, The World Is Round) 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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Nikky Finney Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
National Book Award winner Nikky Finney (Head Off & SplitThe World Is Round) reads her work and answers questions. 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
more about event

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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Cheston Knapp Public Reading & Closed Door Q&A

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

Cheston Knapp is the managing editor of Tin House. He is the author of Up Up, Down Down, a collection of essays which explores the psychology of UFO hunters, regional professional wrestling, growing up and out of Christian and fraternity fellowship, adult skateboarding camp, and his own evolution as a writer. His fiction has appeared in One Story.
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Cheston Knapp Master Class

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Essaying and Managing Editor of Tin House Cheston Knapp teaches on a subject of his 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
more about event

Cheston Knapp Reading

Location:
Katherine Anne Porter House
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
Essayist and Managing Editor of Tin House Cheston Knapp reads his work and answers questions. Click here for more information
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Karen Russell Public Reading

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
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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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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Ada Limón Q&A

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
​Ada Limón 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
Campus Sponsor:
​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; 3-13.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
​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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Viet Thanh Nguyen Public Reading & Closed Door Q&A

Location:
Flowers Hall 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
*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
Campus Sponsor:
​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.
Click here for more information
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Viet Thanh Nguyen Master Class

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reading

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

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
​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
Campus Sponsor:
​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.
Click here for more information
more about event

Ada Limón Master Class

Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-13.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
​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.
Click here for more information
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Ada Limón Reading, Book Signing, and Q&A

Location:
Flowers Hall; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
mfinearts@txstate.edu
512-245-7681
Campus Sponsor:
​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.
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
more about event