F197. How We Do in Tampa: A University of Tampa Low-Residency MFA Faculty Reading

Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


This event highlights four faculty members from UT's Low-Residency MFA Program. Fiction writer Jessica Anthony is the author of The Convalescent and Chopsticks. John Capouya, a journalist turned professor, is the author of the forthcoming Florida Soul. Alan Michael Parker is the author of 17 books, including a new novel, Christmas in July. Jeff Parker, the program's founding director, is the author of three books, including a memoir, Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russian Journal.



Erica Dawson is the author of two books of poetry: Big-Eyed Afraid and The Small Blades Hurt. With a PhD from University of Cincinnati, she is an associate professor of English and writing at University of Tampa, and she serves as the Director of UT's low-residency MFA.

Jessica Anthony is the author of the novels The Convalescent and Chopsticks. She has recently received fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission to complete Enter the Aardvark, a collection of novellas. She teaches in the University of Tampa's low-residency MFA program.

John Capouya teaches nonfiction narrative in University of Tampa's low-residency creative writing MFA program, and he is the author of three nonfiction books. His latest, Florida Soul, is a history of soul music in this state. His previous book, Gorgeous George, is being adapted into a feature film.

Alan Michael Parker is the author of four novels, including Christmas in July, eight books of poetry, and editor of five other works. Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, he teaches as well in the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program.

Jeff Parker’s most recent book is Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russia Journal. He is coeditor of A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors and coauthor of Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion: The Poetry of Sportstalk. He teaches fiction in the MFA program at UMass Amherst.


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