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Mapmakers Alumni Institute: Beyond Ekphrastic. Register now for this summer session. This virtual event is free and open to the public
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Ted Chiang, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems, Kirby Kim, Nicole Sealey
MFA Welcomes June 2021 Residency Guests
Kao Kalia Yang and Danusha Laméris
Pacific MFA in Writing welcomes two new faculty: nonfiction writer Kao Kalia Yang and poet Danusha Laméris.
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.

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