Writing Now Reading Series

The Writing Now Reading Series and Seminar is a required year-long graduate course for all first-year graduate students in the MFA Creative Writing Program. It is structured around the work of several visiting contemporary writers. The Visiting Writer element of Writing Now continues as a one-credit course in the spring, which is required for both first-year and second-year students. It consists of four visiting writers, one in relation to each of the four concentrations offered by the program (Documentary Strategies, Image and Text, Writing and Its Publics, and Writing and Performance). These events will be curated and hosted by faculty teams representing each of the concentrations.

Rikki Ducornet

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Harmony Holiday

Writing Now Reading Series
Harmony Holiday is the author of Negro League Baseball (2011), winner of the Fence Books Motherwell Prize; Go Find your Father/A Famous Blues (Ricochet Editions, 2013), a “dos-a-dos” book featuring poetry, letters, and essays; and Hollywood Forever (Fence Books, 2017).

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Kevin Young (Postponed)

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Kevin Young, 2018 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence, has had to postpone his visit. Date TBD.

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Bruce Bauman

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Bruce Bauman is the author of the novels Broken Sleep and And The Word Was. He was the Senior Editor of Black Clock literary magazine from its inception in 2004 until its closing in 2016. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Bookforum, BOMB, Slice, LitHub and numerous literary magazines and anthologies.

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Mady Schutzman

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Mady is a writer, teacher, and theatre artist with an MA in sociocultural anthropology and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. She is a free lance practitioner and renowned scholar of the techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) and co-editor of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism (Routledge, 1994) and A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2006). Schutzman's current research focuses on forms of resistance that rely upon the ambiguous and paradoxical strategies of comedy and trickery. Her 2013 film Dear Comrade documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), the most important non-religious communitarian experiment in western American history.

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