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Sunday, April 23 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regional MFA Reading

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This year’s Regional MFA Reading, an event that has been a festival mainstay for many years, is now coming to you virtually! This format allows us to present an exciting lineup of readers from five Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts programs across the Northwest. Each school has sent us one MFA candidate to read their work, and students will be introduced by a creative writing faculty member. We are excited to get to know students and faculty members from these programs—this year we have Boise State, University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, University of Montana, and of course our own Eastern Washington University represented. We hope you’ll join us to hear fiction, nonfiction, and poetry readings from our region’s rising talents!

This event is virtual and will premiere at the time scheduled above. YouTube link coming soon!

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Kelli Strain

Kelli Strain is in her second year studying creative writing in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University. She is originally from Spokane, has moved away several times, but it keeps pulling her back. In the past Kelli has dabbled in teaching, caregiving, and flight attending... Read More →
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Christopher Densmore

Christopher Densmore is non-fiction candidate in Eastern Oregon University’s MFA in Creative and Environmental Writing, where he is a recipient of the Thomas Madden Scholarship and the EOU-Fishtrap Teaching Fellowship. He edits the student literary magazine Oregon East there, has... Read More →
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Grace Butler

Grace Butler is a fiction writer from Waterbury Center, Vermont. She is pursuing an MFA at the University of Montana after spending several years living in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington. She holds a BFA in Environmental Humanities from Whitman College (2018), where she... Read More →
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Jonas Myers

Jonas Myers is a musician, writer, teacher, bicycle wanderer, and proud lifelong Cascadian. After studying creative writing at Whitman College, he spent most of his twenties working as a jazz pianist and singer-songwriter in his hometown of Seattle. He is now a 2nd-year fiction student... Read More →
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Aaron Hedge

Aaron Hedge is a second-year nonfiction student in the MFA program at EWU, writing about religion, his family, and environmental issues in the Inland Northwest. He has Master of Science in EnvironmentalStudies from Prescott College and has written for Vox, the Guardian, Black Bear... Read More →
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Libby Croce

Libby Croce is a third-year MFA candidate in poetry. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where she studied English and Creative Writing. Libby loves most things (except for bugs).
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Daisy Clar Rosenstock

Daisy Clar Rosenstock is a second-year poetry student at Boise State University. Her work explores the very spirit of writing, and she is specifically interested in when said spirit shifts from one place to another and whether or not this is abandonment or simply a higher plane of... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT