The MFA Student Reading Series was originally founded by alumna Lisa Gonzales in 2004 as an opportunity for MFA students to share their work with a larger audience.

The poets and fiction writers who will be featured in the fall 2016 Reading Series, each aesthetically and culturally diverse, are sure to offer  charismatic performances. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear the best young writers in Indiana!

The fall 2016 semester will showcase these talented writers on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Fischer Community Center on September 28.

First Reading Sept 28:

  • Zachary  Anderson 

  • Chris Muravez 

Zack Anderson’s poems steal night from the earth, but his interests lie in anxiety and neurosis, not kleptomania.

Chris Muravez has a body full of hell that sends infernal postcards to unsuspecting surface dwellers. Poetically, of course.

Second Reading November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room, Reckers, South Dining Hall.

  • Kelsey Castaneda

  • Bailey Pittenger  

  • Sarah Snider 

Kelsey Castaneda toils on her epic erasure poetry project. She has discovered a ram, a horse, and a Greek chorus in the process.

Bailey Pittenger’s  soul animal is the hawk, but the other day she was soul-connected with a deer, and when they heard a strange sound in the woods, they both took off running.

Sarah Snider writes fiction in secret. She enjoys the occasional coffee, the occasional tea—and, well, occasionally anything outside of workshop.

Third Reading December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room, Reckers, South Dining Hall.

  • Taeyin ChoGlueck

  • Luis Lopez-Maldonado

  • Tania Sarfraz

Taeyin ChoGlueck raises an important question about life: is it better to be an ajumma or a virgin ghost?

Luis Lopez-Maldonado is art, his poems and dances are art. “Everything is art,” Luis says, but we think he’s just being modest.

Tania Sarfraz finds the stories inside little connections, conversations within narratives. She has a cool jacket.