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In Memoriam: MFA in Writing faculty member Marvin Bell 
January 2021 MFA Residency Guests
The MFA in Writing is thrilled to be welcoming Ayad Akhtar, Aracelis Girmay, Nikky Finney, and W. Ralph Eubanks to our January 2021 Residency.
With his new novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, fresh off the press and already translated into French, Italian, and Spanish, Joe Wilkins is here to share insight on "Language, Memory, Story: From the Poem to the Novel.” This virtual Pacific University Visiting Writers Series Oct. 22 is a must see event for nature writers.
Debra Gwartney on how a blending of genres benefits students and faculty alike.
Kellie Wells considers the mysterious transformation that happens throughout the program.  
Chris Abani on the unique opportunity offered by Pacific's low-residency MFA.
Kwame Dawes on the relationship between your writing and your life.  
Marvin Bell says reading makes you a bigger and better writer.
Pete Fromm, as a reader and teacher, looks for worlds and cultures outside his own.  
Sanjiv Bhattacharya considers the vast array of stories that come together in the MFA and how they transform readers and writers forever.

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