R214. SMC MFA 20th Anniversary Reading

Room 407, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Saint Mary’s College of California's MFA Program in Creative Writing celebrates its 20th anniversary with readings from a diverse group of alumni. This reading is comprised of California writers in different stages of their careers, representing various aesthetic conversations in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.



Sara Mumolo is the program manager for the MFA in creative writing program at Saint Mary's College of California and the author of the poetry collection Mortar. She founded and curated the Studio One Reading Series from 2007–2012 in Oakland, CA.

Erin Lindsay McCabe is the author of the historical novel I Shall Be Near to You, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist. A 2010 graduate of the St. Mary’s College of California MFA program, she has taught composition at St. Mary’s and Butte College.

Yuska Lutfi graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with two MFAs in fiction and nonfiction writings. He was a Lambda 2014 nonfiction fellow. His collection of personal essays called Gentlemen Prefer Asians, about three gay Indonesians and their green card marriages, is forthcoming.

Brett Fletcher Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America, the poetry editor of A Public Space, and the author of A Hotel In Belgium. He coedited several anthologies, including Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation.

Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet. He is an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and he is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop, the longest running multidisciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country.


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Henry B. González Convention Center