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 this Spring 2017 Reading Series, each aesthetically and culturally different, are sure to bring in a diverse crowd with their charismatic performances. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear the best young writers in Indiana!

The spring 2017 semester will showcase these talented writers on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. As soon as the locations and writer participation is determined, we will post them on the web.

On March 1 at 7:30 pm in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall:

Thomson Guster, Erik-John Fuhrer, Ingabirano Nintunze, and Grace Polleys.

Erik-John Fuhrer dominates the blank space with sickness and nightmares that morph into animals. Slanderous, his dog says.

Thomson Guster is a fiction writer, or he might be fiction, or he might be a clone of a fiction writer. We aren’t sure yet.

Ingabirano Nintunze writes of werewolves and witches, of angels and gods, of measly human beings, but perhaps Gabi doesn’t write at all. Perhaps, she tells of prophecies.

Grace Polleys produces music, poetry, and prose, all at once, with the brilliant efficiency of a machine writing noir and filming soap operas.

On March 29 at 7:30 pm, Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall:

Abby Burns, Madison McCartha, and Daniel Tharp.

Abigail Burns pursues punching prose profusely perpetuating powerful people.           

Madison McCartha finds the insidious in the whimsical, a voice that is jeering yet insecure, the duplicity of the bully and the trickster.

Daniel Tharp’s prose has been described as sociopathic, yet realistic. Its good authorial intent is never considered by scholars.

On April 12 at 7:30 pm, 117 DeBartolo:

Moonseok Choi, Daniel Uncapher, Susanna Velarde, and Jeannie Yoon.

Moonseok Choi’s poetry considers the tattered world, and asks, “Where do I stand? Where should I go?” Probably to snuggle his poodle back at Korea.

If placed on a map of the universe, Daniel Uncapher’s fiction could be triangulated somewhere between Yoknapatawpha County, Jupiter’s third ring, and Prague-Žižkov; however, if you are looking for Daniel, he is right here at Notre Dame.

Susanna Velarde draws upon dreams and the Heavens with her song. The beauty of nature flows into her language- or is it the other way around?

Jeannie Yoon blends the blur of modern technology with abstract notes from everyday life and the perpetual bleeding of human emotion.