The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ English Graduate Organization annual reading will highlight fiction and poetry of third-year MFA students before they forge their own literary paths in Alaska and beyond.
Come support these great writers in the Bear Gallery on March 26 at 7pm!
A little about this year’s readers:
Chelsey Zibell was raised in the village of Noorvik in northwest Alaska. She obtained her BA from UAF in English and Inupiaq Eskimo. She is working on an MA/MFA in Poetry. Chelsey’s goal is to teach high school English in rural Alaska.
Craig Sanders is a candidate for the MFA in fiction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he serves as fiction editor for Permafrost. He received his BFA in creative writing and BA in political science at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, in 2012, and you can find his fiction in The Carolina Quarterly and Monkeybicycle. He loves dogs, punk rock, and bowling, and his biggest influence as a writer is “I Shall Be Free No. 10” by Bob Dylan: “He’s a weird monkey, very funky.”
Regan Campbell is a Fiction MFA finishing his third year at UAF. His work has appeared in Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous and nowhere else that sounds even half as metal. When the whole writing thing doesn’t pan out, he’s thinking about taking up a different hobby, like becoming a race car driver on outrageously perilous Brazilian rally circuits.
Maeve Kirk is originally from the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. After graduating from Lewis-Clark State College in 2013 with a BA in Publishing Arts, she journeyed north for an MFA and some inspiration. After graduating in May, she’ll return to the lower 48 with a collection of short stories, a new appreciation for thick socks, and much gratitude toward everyone who has helped her become a stronger writer and better person over the last three years. Her work has been published in Talking River, Permafrost, and Passages North.