NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

2018-2019 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Sloane Crosley

      • Reading – Wednesday October 24, 7:00 PM, UA Student Union Theatre, free and open to the public.
      • Salon –  Thursday October 25, 11 AM-noon, UA Ayer Hall, Room 113
      • Writing Workshop – Thursday October 25, 1:30-3:00 PM, UA College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 143

Chicu Reddy & Suzanne Buffam

      • Reading – Wednesday, November 14, CSU, Time & Place TBA
      • Salon – Wednesday, November 14, CSU, Time & Place TBA
      • Writing Workshop – Tuesday, November 13, CSU, Time & Place TBA

More to be announced soon

2017-2018 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Emily Mitchell

      • Salon Session (students and faculty only) – Tuesday October 3rd, 5:00 pm, CSU Poetry Center in Library.
      • Writing Workshop (students only) – Wednesday October 4th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, CSU Student Center Room 313.
      • Reading – Wednesday October 4th, 7:00 pm, CSU Student Center Room 315, free and open to the public. Signing to follow.

Rob Handel

      • October 12th and 13th, CSU, details TBA.

Maggie Anderson

      • Reading – Wednesday November 8th, 7:30 pm, KSU Student Center Room 306 ABC, free and open to the public.

Paul Adelstein

      • Public Salon Session: Thursday February 1st, 2pm, CSU Poetry Center (4th floor Library).
      • Workshop (students only): Thursday Feb 1st and Friday Feb 2nd, 10am-12pm, Parker Hannifan 103.

CAConrad

      • Salon Session for students/faculty on Wednesday, Feb 21 at 5pm, CSU Poetry Center
      • Public Reading on Thursday February 22nd, 7pm, CSU Student Center Room 311 C & D
      • Student-only workshop: February 22nd 10am – 12pm (RSVP – limit 20 students, first come-first served)
      • Feb 22nd: Individual 25 min student consultations 1pm-5pm (RSVP – limit 10 students, first come-first served) in the CSU Poetry Center at CSU Library

NEOMFA Playwrights Festival

In partnership with Convergence-Continuum, four world-premiere plays by local graduate-student playwrights. The Festival features two full-length plays by MFA candidates Katie Wallace, and Rob M.K. Daniels, and two ten-minute plays by grad students Jonathan Wlodarski and Adam Rounick.

Feb 8, 9, 10, Thurs-Sat at 8 pm:

SEXLESS IN SEATTLE, a ten-minute play by Jonathan Wlodarski, is a lonely, lovelorn romp in a Seattle apartment.

MURDER AT THE PALACE THEATER by Robert M.K. Daniels, a comic, vaudeville murder mystery, is a satiric look at what people will go through for their art, and the cost of being famous.

Feb 15, 16, 17, Thurs-Sat at 8 pm:

RENDEZVOUS POINT, by Adam Rounick, a ten-minute play about three professional criminals carrying out an elaborate heist.

CONTRADICTIONARY LIES, by Katie Wallace, follows failed rocker Jimbo and his estranged wife Kelly as they sort through the remnants of their failed marriage.

WHERE: The Liminis Theatre, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

TICKETS: https://convergencecontinuum.ticketleap.com/

Adam Gopnik

      • Lecture – Thursday March 22nd, 7:00 pm, University of Akron Student Union Theater

Kelly Link

  • Workshop (students only) – Monday April 23rd, 1-2:30pm, Kilcawley Center, Jones Room, YSU.
  • Salon – Monday, April 23rd, 4 to 5pm Hynes Room, Kilcawley Center (Students, faculty, alumni), YSU.
  • Reading – Monday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center James Gallery, YSU, free and open to the public.

2016-2017 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

Rebecca Makkai

      • Salon Session (students only) – Tuesday October 18th, 5:00-6:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center James Gallery.
      • Writing Workshop (students only) – Wednesday October 19th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center James Gallery.
      • Reading – Wednesday October 19th, 7:00 pm, YSU Kilcawley Center Jones Room, free and open to the public.

Terrance Hayes

      • Salon Session (students and alumni only) – Tuesday December 6th, 10:00-11:00 am, KSU Student Center Room 316.
      • Writing Workshop (students only) – Tuesday December 6th, 2:00-4:00 pm, KSU Student Center Room 316.
      • Reading – Tuesday December 6th, 7:00-8:00 pm, KSU Student Center Kiva Auditorium, free and open to the public.

Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival

      • Presented by Playwrights Local.
      • Thursday March 23-Saturday March 25.
      • Festival features discussions, panels, readings, and performances. All events are free and open to the public.
      • Full schedule and more info here.

Rob Sheffield

      • Salon Session (students only) – Friday April 7th, UA, time and location TBA.
      • Writing Workshop (students only) – Friday April 7th, UA, time and location TBA.
      • Reading – Friday April 7th, UA, time and location TBA.

2015-2016 NEOMFA Visiting Writer Series

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.
      • More Info

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.

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.
      • More Info

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.

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
      • More Info

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
      • More Info

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
      • More Info

George Saunders

      • April 23rd, 2015
      • Details forthcoming

Jamaal May

      • Workshops POSTPONED
      • Salon Session Tuesday, September 16th, 6 pm
      • Reading Wednesday, September 17th, 7 pm
      • More Info

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
      • More Info

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