Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Residency, Week One Events

The Ashland University MFA program summer residency kicks into gear on Sunday, July 25. All craft seminars and readings are free and open to the public. The program begins Sunday afternoon with the opening of an art exhibit in the Coburn Art Gallery (1:30), followed by a craft seminar, "Poetry and the Visual Arts" with Peter Campion, at 2:30. Unless noted, all events are held in the Schar College of Education Building's Ronk Lecture Hall. For more information about the summer residency, visit the MFA program's website: http://www.ashland.edu/graduate/mfa.

Here's the rest of the schedule of events for week one:

Sunday, July 25
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Art Exhibit and Reception, Coburn Art Gallery
2:30-4 p.m. - “Poetry and the Visual Arts” with Peter Campion, Coburn Art Gallery
7 p.m. MFA Program Welcome & Reading by Sonya Huber, CNF, and Kathryn Winograd, Poetry

Monday, July 26
1-2 p.m. - "Lies We Must Tell: The Art of Shaping Creative Nonfiction" with Steven Harvey
6:30-7 p.m. - Thesis Readings: Joe Bastow and Abbey Allerding
7-8 p.m. - Reading - Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, July 27
1-2:30 p.m. - "'Geography is Fate': Writing about Place and the Intersections of Public and Personal History" with Natasha Trethewey
6:30-7 p.m. - ENG 502 Student Reading - Erin Joyce, Emily Lees, David Wright
7 p.m. - MFA Faculty Reading - Mark Irwin, Poetry, and Bob Cowser, Jr., CNF

Wednesday, July 28
6:30-7 p.m. - ENG 502 Student Reading - Kimberlee Jackson, Kerry Noble, Jon Kerstetter
7 p.m. - MFA Faculty Reading - Ruth Schwartz, Poetry, and Dan Lehman and Jill Christman, CNF

Thursday, July 29
1-2 p.m. - "Lyric + Essay = X: Two Perspectives on Crossing Genres" with Robert Root & Kathryn Winograd
6:30-7 p.m. - Thesis Readings: Amy Campbell and Grace Curtis
7 p.m. - Reading by Richard Jackson and Brenda Miller

Friday, July 30
1-2:30 p.m. - "'The Hermit Crab Essay': Trying on New Forms for Your Personal Story" with Brenda Miller
7 p.m. - Brady Earnhart Concert

Saturday, July 31
10 a.m.-11 a.m. - Richard Jackson: Seminar on first publications of books & poems
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - David Groff: Writing Book Proposals: Preparing Your Platform
1-3 p.m. Ohio Poetry Association Quarterly Meeting, Dauch 105

And stay tuned for week two's events! Or, check out the schedule of events on the Ashland MFA Program's website.

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