F137. The MFA in Creative Writing at LSU turns 30!

Scott James Bookfair Stage, Level 1
Friday, April 10, 2015
10:30 am to 11:45 am


LSU's MFA program in creative writing started up in 1984-85, and we are ready to celebrate this important birthday with our distinguished alumni and nationally recognized faculty. An LSU MFA sampler reading will allow us to showcase the established alumni who often attend the conference and more recent alumni, for whom this showcase will offer an exciting opportunity to enjoy the benefits of conference participation. The readings (in various genres) will be spectacular and of general interest.


Laura Mullen is the author of Complicated Grief (2015), Enduring Freedom, The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject, Dark Archive, The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. She is the director of creative writing at Louisiana State University. Recognitions for her poetry include a Rona Jaffe Award and an NEA grant.

Jennifer S. Davis is the author of two story collections, Her Kind of Want, winner of the Iowa Award for Short Fiction, and Our Former Lives in Art, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She has published fiction in such journals as One Story, the Paris Review, the Georgia Review, and Epoch. She teaches at Louisiana State University. 

Emily Nemens has served as co-editor and prose editor of the Southern Review since 2013. Her writing has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Eleven Eleven, Esquire, and in the chapbook Butcher Papers. In 2014, Nemens was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was a featured editor in Writer's Digest.

Hannah Reed is in her final year of the MFA program at Louisiana State University. Prior to entering the program, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, where she worked with at-risk youth and their families in the southern Andes.

Kristin Sanders


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center