F266. A Reading by the University of Maryland's MFA Program Faculty

Room 206, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


A reading by five faculty members from the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland who have won major literary awards, including Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA Fellowships, and the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship. The reading will be followed by a Q & A.


Michael Collier’s sixth book of poems is An Individual History. A recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Maryland and is director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

Maud Casey is the author of three novels and a collection of stories. She has received the Italo Calvino Prize, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in A Public Space, Literary Imagination, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Emily Mitchell's first novel The Last Summer of the World was a finalist for the 2008 Young Lions Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Harper's, Ploughshares, New England Review, and other venues. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Viral.

Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish. The recipient of the Rome Prize, a Whiting Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2015, he is professor of English at University of Maryland and the poetry editor of Tikkun magazine.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside