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Ashland MFA at AWP Portland


When classes are online for fall and spring, the times that we can all get together become that much more special. AWP this year was a space to reconnect as writers and colleagues and friends in beautiful ways. Below are some photos from our booth and party. Students: remember that you can get free tickets to AWP in the future! Hope to see everyone in San Antonio in 2020.

Crew at the Party: Meet. Greet. Eat.
Katherine Standefer (creative nonfiction faculty), Chris Feliciano Arnold (creative nonfiction faculty), Naomi Williams (fiction faculty), Kirstin Chen (fiction faculty), Kate Hopper (creative nonfiction faculty), Nayomi Munaweera (fiction faculty), and Paige Webb (Administrative Director)


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (poetry faculty), Paige Webb, and Jeff Knorr (MFA student in poetry)


Naomi Williams (fiction faculty)


Booth of Fame


Katherine Standefer, Nayomi Munaweera, and Kirstin Chen













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