January 2021 MFA Residency Guests

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program is thrilled to announce guests for its January 2021 Residency.

Ayad Akhtar

  • Novelist and playwright  MFA January 2021 Residency authors
  • Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for the play Disgraced 
  • Author of Homeland Elegies, published Sept. 8, 2020

Aracelis Girmay

  • Whiting Award winner and Cave Canem Fellow  
  • Author of the poetry collections TeethKingdom Animalia, and The Black Maria

 Nikky Finney

  • Author of On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, and The World Is Round
  • National Book Award for Poetry in 2011 for Head Off & Split 
  • Author of Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry, published April 15, 2020

 W. Ralph Eubanks

  • Former editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review 
  • Author of the forthcoming, A Place Like Mississippi 
  • Author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020