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Sunday, April 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
EWU MFA Showcase: The Thesis

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Join us as we celebrate Eastern Washington University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) program and the talents of both current professors and program alums. The event will center on the thesis process—the making of a manuscript in both fiction and poetry. All four writers will present short readings of their work, and will engage in a conversation about the mentor/mentee relationship that develops as students complete their final year in the MFA program. Ashley Wurzbacher (fiction) and Sunni Wilkinson (poetry) will discuss how they, with the help of their cohorts and advisors Gregory Spatz and Christopher Howell, turned their thesis manuscripts into published collections. Casey Guerin (also an alum of the MFA program) will moderate the conversation. If you’re curious about writing programs and want to learn more about Eastern’s highly sought after MFA, this is the event for you!  

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Casey Guerin

Casey Guerin earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University and her BA from Boston College. Originally from Cape Cod, she currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.  

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Gregory Spatz

GREGORY SPATZ is the author of the collection of linked stories and novellas, WHAT COULD BE SAVED, and of the novels INUKSHUK, FIDDLER'S DREAM and NO ONE BUT US, and the short story collections HALF AS HAPPY and WONDERFUL TRICKS. His stories have appeared in many publications, including... Read More →
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Christopher Howell

Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell is author of a dozen poetry collections, including Love’s Last Number, Gaze, and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected. He has received numerous honors, including the Washington State Book Award, fellowships from the National... Read More →
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Ashley Wurzbacher

Ashley Wurzbacher’s writing has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, The Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University and... Read More →
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Sunni Wilkinson

Sunni Brown Wilkinson’s poetry can be found in Western Humanities Review, Sugar House Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, SWWIM, Ruminate, BODY and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of The Marriage of the Moon and the Field (Black Lawrence Press 2019) and The Ache... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT