Literary Reading Series: April 8, UAF English Graduate Student Reading

April 8, 6:00pm: UAF English Graduate Student Organization MFA Third-Year Reading

Bear Gallery (3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts), Pioneer Park,
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Fairbanks Arts teams up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks English Graduate Organization to host a reading featuring the work of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing students completing their third, and final, year of the program. The students will share work from their theses, the manuscripts that are the culminating projects of the program. Come enjoy these new Alaska voices sharing their work!

Featured Writers

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Allen was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He will receive his MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks this spring. (Fiction)

Hensell headshotHailing from Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
Kori Hensell is editor-in-chief of Permafrost Magazine. She is an MA/MFA candidate in literature and poetry, respectively, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She enjoys reading and writing experimental poetry and music and is now in the artistic phase of her life which she calls her “evil period.” She finds that Alaska is a really great place to hunker down with some barley wine and work some things out on the page. (Poetry)

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August Johnson
is finishing up his MFA in poetry. He hails from the Pacific Northwest and is excited to be heading home. (Poetry)

Mericle headshotMegan Mericle is a dual MFA and MA student in creative nonfiction and English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Originally from North Carolina, she received a BA in English and BS in Psychology from Western Carolina University. She is currently a web and design editor of Permafrost Magazine. Her work seeks to connect the humanities to the sciences and has recently appeared in ENTROPY. (Nonfiction)

Strong headshotWhittier Strong is about to complete the MFA in nonfiction at UAF. He serves on the staff of Anthropoid Journal. His writing has been published in numerous venues, including The Rumpus, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, and Deaf Poets Society, and he was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and shares his life with a parrot named Buddy. (Nonfiction)