R219. Wilkes University MA/MFA Creative Writing Program 10th Anniversary Reading

Room L100 D&E, Lower Level
Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In 2015, the Wilkes University MA/MFA Creative Writing Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Moderated by Dr. J. Michael Lennon, program co-founder and faculty member, the event will celebrate this milestone by highlighting a sample of writing from the Wilkes writing community, including Marlon James, who lives and teaches in Minneapolis. Dr. Lennon will also speak briefly about where the program started and where it is today.



J. Michael Lennon is the author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, and Playboy, among others. He currently teaches in and serves on the advisory boards of the Wilkes MA/MFA programs and the Mailer Colony.

Marlon James is a professor of English and creative writing at Macalester College. His novel, The Book of Night Women, won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Books Critics Circle Award in fiction and the NAACP Image Award.

Robert Mooney is associate professor of literature and writing at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and a founding faculty member of the Wilkes University MA and MFA programs in creative writing. He is co-founder and senior editor at Etruscan Press, and author of short stories and novels.

Neil Shepard founded and edited for a quarter-century the Green Mountains Review. He also founded the writers' program at the Vermont Studio Center and directed it for eight years. His sixth book of poetry is Hominid Up.

Brian Fanelli is the author of Front Man and All That Remains. His poetry has been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Portland Review, and Blue Collar Review. He teaches full-time at Lackawanna College.


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