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Inside Look at Our 2018 Residency

This year's summer residency brought plenty of unfamiliar faces to our Ashland University campus, so while our students and faculty were able to grow familiar and bond over the course of those two weeks, anyone unable to come to campus this summer might still be yearning for a glimpse.
As such, please enjoy these gorgeous photos our campus photographer provided. Even for those that came, here's a dose of nostalgia and hopefully warm fuzzy feelings.
Captions detail faculty members versus students versus panelists. 

Faculty member, Lauren Markham, with her workshop class. 

Creative nonfiction students during their workshop. 

Faculty members (from left to right) Lily Hoang, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Nayomi Munaweera, and Katherine Standefer

Featured panelists Eric Obenauf (founder of Two Dollar Radio) and NJ Campbell (author of Found Audio)

Stunning picture of our faculty.  (left to right, top): Kate Hopper, Kate Gale, Dexter Booth, Sandra Simonds, Brian Conn, Douglas Manuel, …

2018 Summer Residency Highlights

Happy Summer! Campus is blooming, workshop packets are coming in, thesis manuscripts are going out to readers. And it's high time we started sharing some of the exciting things brewing for our 2018 Summer Residency.
This year's residency begins Monday, July 23, ending with our graduation celebration on Thursday, August 2. In between we'll be welcoming more than 40 talented writers and editors to the microphone and classroom (including 21 of our own graduating students).
As in past years, alumni and writers or readers in the community are very welcome to join us for evening readings, weekend events, and afternoon craft classes. But we're also planning a few events out in the community this year.
* We'll also have several events at the Ashland Public Library, including a high school creative writing workshop, a presentation on getting published, and readings from our faculty and students.
* MFA Fiction Faculty Kirstin Chen will give a book talk at Mansfield'…

Ashland MFA Faculty and Staff at AWP Conference this March

The 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair will be in Tampa, Florida, March 7-10. According to their website, the conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair has more than 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. 
If you're heading to this year's AWP conference be sure to stop by booth # 1416 and say hello. And please join us for a social event on Friday evening in the Marriott. Stop in for a drink and appetizers before heading out for off-site readings and after-hours fun. 
Many of our MFA instructors will be presenting at this year's panels. Here's a listing below! 
For more information on the conference and a full schedule of events, visit the AWP website.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor R174. In Search of Our Essays’ Mother(s): Women and the History of the Essay. (Jenny Spinner, Kyoko Mori, Angela Morales, Mary Cappello, …