MFA Reading Series ft. Rose Darline Darbouze, Chibuike Ogbonnaya, & Taylor Thomas

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Location: Riley Hall Gallery 214

Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on Wednesday, November 16th. Readers include Rose Darline Darbouze, Chibuike Ogbonnaya, & Taylor Thomas

Rose Darline Darbouze is from Béraud, Haiti. She received a BFA in Interior Design at the New York School of Interior Design and is an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Notre Dame.

Chibuike Ogbonnaya writes stories that explore humanity, gender and sexuality. They obtained combined honors in English and Literary Studies and History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Their unpublished collection of thematically linked short stories featuring women, feminine gay men, and gender queer was a finalist for the Iron Horse Literary Review First Book Prize. Chibuike is an alumni of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, The Forge Literary Magazine, Taint Taint Taint Magazine, Stellium, Akuko Magazine, Black Femme Co, and elsewhere.

Taylor Thomas is a biracial & bisexual emerging writer from Indiana. Her work has been published in Bayou Magazine, So to Speak Journal, The Indianapolis Review, root and branch, Wingless Dreamer, and Indianapolis New Voices. Her piece "Consequences Often Unheard Of" will be published by Salt Hill Journal in 2022. She was selected as a Hurston/Wright Fellow in 2022 and she received the Outstanding Literary Essay award from Voices of Diversity in 2021. She lives in South Bend, Indiana with her husband, Herschel, and her dogs, Bella & Buster.