NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

2015-2016 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Mary Ruefle

      • Lecture – Monday April 18th, 4:00 pm, CSU Fenn Tower Ballroom, free and open to the public.
      • NPR Radio Interview – Tuesday April 19th, 12:00 pm (airs at 2:00 pm).
      • Salon Session (students and faculty only) – Tuesday April 19th, 4:00-5:00 pm, CSU Rhodes Tower, Poetry Center Room #415.
      • Reading – Tuesday April 19th, 7:00 pm, CSU Student Center Room 311, free and open to the public.

Laura van den Berg

      • Salon Session (students and faculty only) – Wednesday April 6th, 5:00pm, YSU Kilcawley Center Bresnahan Suite 1&2.
      • Workshop (students only) – Thursday April 7th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center Bresnahan Suite 3.
      • Reading – Thursday April 7th, 7:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center Jones Room, free and open to the public, book signing to be held after.
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Roxane Gay

      • Reading – Thursday November 19th, 7:00 pm, UA Student Union Theater, free and open to the public, book signing to be held after.
      • Salon Session (students only) – Friday November 20th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, UA College of Arts & Sciences Building 140.
      • Writing Workshop (students only) – Friday November 20th, 1:30-3:00 pm, UA Olin Hall 109.

Zuppa Theatre Co. Presents The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions

      • A Devised Theatre Project by Zuppa Theatre of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
      • Friday October 9th & Saturday October 10th, 7:30 pm.
      • Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH.
      • General admission $5; NEOMFA and CSU students are free, in person tickets only, with a valid CSU ID.
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2014-2015 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Lynda Barry & Dan Chaon

      • Reading – Thursday October 23rd, 7:30 pm, PH 104, free and open to the public.
      • Workshop – NEOMFA students only, October 23rd & October 24th, 10 am – 2pm, MC 103, CSU campus
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Shara McCallum

      • Reading – Wednesday October 29th, 7:30pm, KSU Student Center 306 ABC
      • Workshop – NEOMFA students only, October 29th – October 31st, 10am – 1pm in the Reading Room of the May Prentice House (126 Lincoln Street)
      • Salon session – Thursday October 30th, 3pm, May Prentice House
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Karen Russell

      • Reading – November 5th, 7:30pm, CSU Student Center Room 311
      • Salon session #1 (open to undergraduates and public) 2pm, Tuesday November 4th, location PH 104
      • Salon session #2 (NEOMFA students only) 4pm, Wednesday November 5th, location PH 104
      • Interview – The Sound of Applause, WCPN 90.3 FM, airs approximately 2pm, Wednesday November 5th
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George Saunders

      • April 23rd, 2015
      • Details forthcoming

Jamaal May

      • Workshops POSTPONED
      • Salon Session Tuesday, September 16th, 6 pm
      • Reading Wednesday, September 17th, 7 pm
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2013-2014 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Chuck Klosterman Visit

      • Salon Session Thursday February 20th in Quaker Square Ballroom B at 5:20 pm.
      • Reading  Friday February 21st in the Quaker Square Ballroom at 7 pm
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Heather Christle Visit

      • Wednesday January 29th –  Friday January 31st, Kent State Campus
      • Workshops Kent State University Student Center Room 302, 10am-1pm daily, by application only
      • Reading January 29th at 7:30 pm, KSU Student Center Room 317, OPEN to the public
      • Salon Session January 31st, KSU Student Center Room 319, 2-4 pm, NEOMFA students and by invite only

Miranda July Visit

      • Tuesday November 19th, Wednesday November 20th, CSU Campus/Cleveland Cinematheque
      • Salon Sessions SC 313/315, 2pm – 4pm each day, NEOMFA students and by invite only
      • Reading and Interview November 19th, 8pm, Drinko Hall (Music Building) with guest moderator Alissa Nutting
      • Screening of THE FUTURE and Q/A November 20th, 7:30pm, Cleveland Cinematheque

Kate Greenstreet Visit

      • Monday October 14th – Wednesday October 16th, Akron Campus
      • Workshops Student Union Meeting Room 310, 10am-1:00pm daily, by application only
      • Reading Wednesday October 16th, with Mary Biddinger, Quaker Square Ballroom C, 7:30pm, OPEN to the public

Junot Diaz Visit

      • Friday October 11th, CSU Campus
      • Salon Session SC 313/315,  12pm-2pm, NEOMFA students only.
      • Reading MC Auditorium, 5pm, OPEN to the Public