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 fall 2017 semester will showcase these talented writers on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. All readings will be held in the Geddes Hall Auditorium.

On October 11:

Erik-John Fuhrer and Daniel Uncapher.

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

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. 

On October 25:

Abby Burns,  Ingabirano  Nintunze, and Daniel Tharp.

Abigail Burns pursues punching prose profusely perpetuating powerful people.           

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

On November 15:

Moonseok Choi, Madison McCartha, and Jean 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.

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

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