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M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session.

During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community.

In addition, the summer residency includes a series of readings by the program’s award-winning faculty and guest artists. All readings begin at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 21

Speakers: Phillip B. Williams, Anjali Sachdeva, Paige Lewis, Marwa Helal

Location: Hampson Commons (Main Hall)

Monday, July 22

Speakers: Pedro Larrea, Melanie S. Hatter, Kaveh Akbar

Location: Hampson Commons (Main Hall)

Tuesday, July 23

Speakers: Francesca Bell, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Ilya Kaminsky

Location: Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Wednesday, July 24

Speakers: Bunny Goodjohn, Wayétu Moore, Aviya Kushner, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Location: Hampson Commons (Main Hall)

Friday, July 26

Speakers: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Tyree Daye, Mira Jacob

Location: Hampson Commons (Main Hall)

Saturday, July 27

Erika L. Sánchez, Rigoberto González (Keynote)

Location: Hampson Commons (Main Hall)

 

For more information about Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program, please visit mfa.randolphcollege.edu.



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