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.