S247. MFA of the Americas: Faculty Reading

Room 3 & 4, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


How can writing bridge real and imagined borders: cultural, geographic, generic, literary? This reading by faculty from the MFA of the Americas at Stetson University showcases writers whose cross-cultural, cross-medium work traverses such spaces and liminal in-betweens. They also teach in this new low-residency program, which draws on Florida’s multicultural heritage by rotating summer residencies throughout the Americas and establishing ties with local and indigenous writers at residency sites.



Teresa Carmody's books include Maison Femme: a Fiction and Requiem. She is the cofounding director of Les Figues Press, and the director of Stetson University's MFA of the Americas.

Terri Witek has written five books of poems, most recently Body Switch, and collaborates on installations and performances with artists. She directs the undergrad program and teaches Poetry in the Expanded Field with Cyriaco Lopes in Stetson University's low-residency MFA of the Americas.

Urayoán Noel is associate professor of English and Spanish at NYU and a 2016–2017 Howard Foundation fellow. A former Ford Foundation and CantoMundo fellow, Noel is the author of In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam, Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico, and other books.

Rosa Alcalá is the author of three books of poetry, most recently MyOTHER TONGUE (Futurepoem, 2017). Recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, her translations are included in Cecilia Vicuña: New & Selected Poems (Kelsey Street, 2017), which she also edited. She teaches at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Veronica Gonzalez Peña


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center