MFA program hosts thesis readings starting May 26
COLUMBUS, Miss. — The low-residency master of fine arts program in creative writing at Mississippi University for Women will hold a series of readings May 26 and 28-31, featuring graduate students and faculty.
All readings are open to the public and will be held in the Gail Gunter Multipurpose Room in Fant Memorial Library, starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be no reading on Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 26, will focus on poetry with featured readers, Jacqueline Trimble, author of “American Happiness,” and Thomas B. Richardson, who will read from his thesis, “How to Read.”
Tuesday, May 28, will feature Paulette Boudreaux, author of “Mulberry” and Robin Taylor Murphy, reading from her thesis novel “Spinning Still.”
Wednesday, May 29, will feature Ellen Ann Fentress, writer and producer of the documentary film “Eyes on Mississippi,” and Courtney Clark, with a dramatic reading of her playscript “Pieces.”
Thursday, May 30, will feature T. K. Lee, playwright and author of the poetry collection “To Square a Circle,” and Sally Lyon, reading from her fiction thesis, “Someone Like You.”
Friday, May 31, will feature novelist Mary Miller, reading from her newly released novel, “Biloxi,” and Ashley Hewitt, reading from her thesis, the novel “The Cost of Time.”
Each evening current MFA students will also give brief readings from the work they have been writing in the program.