MFA Creative Nonfiction Mentor Jack El-Hai

will be one of three speakers using the pecha kucha format (six minutes, 20 PowerPoint slides) to address the question, “Why not travel?”  Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Weisman Art Museum, U of M.  It’s part of the WAM Chatter series, More information here:


MFA Student Jay Moad

will be interviewed on KFAI’s “Write On” radio show Nov. 11,  from 7-8 p.m. with another Veteran Writer, profiling their own work:  Moad’s short story, “Quittin Meth” (born of that prose poem he shared over the summer) won the annual fiction prize for Consequences Magazine.


MFA Playwriting Mentor Sarah Myers

has a short play being performed in a festival in Chicago Nov. 10.  Here’s the link:


MFA Publishing Mentor John Gaterud & Howling Bird Student Editors Ashley Cardona, Kevin Matuseski and  Amanda Symes

were interviewed by Mary Ann Grossman for a story in the Sunday Nov. 9 Pioneer Press. Catch the story on the Pioneer’s web page Augsburg’s Howling Bird press ready to take off


MFA Poetry Mentor Cary Waterman

Read during the Water-Stone Annual Reading and Reception Nov. 7.  Cary’s work was selected for Water-Stone Review,  the journal of the Hamline University MFA Program.


ACTC Visiting Writer Sean Thomas Dougherty

Thursday, Nov. 6.  ACTC Visiting Writer Sean Thomas Doherty, author of 13 books including  All I Long for is Longing: Poems 1994-2014 and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line, finalist for the Milton Kessler Award.  Dougherty has performed at universities and festivals across North America and Europe.


MFA Student Michelle Doege

Friday, Oct. 17,   Enderby, British Columbia.  MFA Student Michelle Doege and Award Winning Author and poet Laisha Rosnau read from recent works and talk about the writing process and paths to publishing.


MFA Student Ashley Cardona

Saturday, Oct. 18
Five Watt Coffee. MFA Student Ashley Cardona was one of the readers at “Expresso Yrself — Transitional Times” at Five Watt Coffee, 3745 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis.


 MFA Student Katie Berger

Friday, Oct. 24
Madame of the Arts on 34th St. & Chicago Ave, Minneapolis. MFA Student Katie Berger was one of the readers at Madame of the Arts.  The event is sponsored by Topside Press.


MFA Student Jon Dahl

Saturday, Oct. 25
Twin Cities FilmFest, Showcase Icon St. Louis Park. MFA Student Jon Dahl’s short film “Inconscious” was selected for the Twin Cities FilmFest and will be screened Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at Showcase Icon St. Louis Park.