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Ada Limon.
Join Pacific University's Visiting Writers series for a virtual author talk with Ada Limón at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying, a National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Register for the Zoom link.
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.
Debra Gwartney on how a blending of genres benefits students and faculty alike.
Kellie Wells considers the mysterious transformation that happens throughout the program.  
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.
Claire Davis describes how a one-on-one mentorship leads to an attachment to the work.