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MFA Program in Writing & the Environment Alumni Festival

Friday, 21 Apr 2017 at 5:00 pm – Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue

Four graduates of the Iowa State MA and MFA Program in Writing & the Environment return to Ames to read from recently published works. Participants include Lauren Alleyne, author of Difficult Fruit and assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University; Lindsay Tigue author of System of Ghosts, winner of the 2016 Iowa Poetry Prize; Melissa Sevigny, Arizona Public Radio's science and technology reporter and author of two new books on the American Southwest, Mythical River and Under Desert Skies; and Lucas Southworth assistant professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and editor at Slash Pine Press. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Cosponsored By:
  • MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment
  • Pearl Hogrefe Fund
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.