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MFA Summer Residency Program

The Ashland MFA in Creative Writing Program in Ashland, Ohio, invites writers and lovers of literature to attend any of the craft lectures or readings during their summer residency program, July 15-29. 
Featured writers for 2017 include: 
Terry Tempest Williams, visiting writer in creative nonfiction - July 16 and 17
Williams is one of the finest environmental writers of our time. Her most recent book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of American’s National Park. Williams has received many prestigious honors for her writing and her environmental contributions. Her writing appear frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and has been widely anthologized.
Rebecca Makkai, visiting writer in fiction - July 19 and 20
Makkai's most recent publication is the short story collection, Music for Wartime. Makkai’s novel, The Hundred-Year House, was a winner of the Chicago Writers Association award, and her novel, The Borrower, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut. Her writing has also appeared in The Best American Short Stories four years in a row. 
Dexter L. Booth, visiting writer in poetry - July 24 and 25
Booth's debut collection, Scratching the Ghost, was published by Graywolf Press and was the winner of the Cave Canem Prize. His poems have also appeared in The Best American Poetry 2015, Blackbird, The Southeast Review, Virigina 
Evening readings and afternoon lectures about various aspects of writing are open to the public thanks to a generous grant form the Ohio Arts Council. This is a unique literary gathering for the area, featuring the above visiting writers, along with the award-winning Ashland MFA faculty, accomplished alumni, and visiting editors Jon Parrish Peede and Kirsten Reach.
The Ashland MFA is a 2-year low-residency program with degree tracks in poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. All programming will be held at the Ashland University main campus in Ashland, Ohio. See the program website for specific event locations and times:
Start Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:00am

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