Thursday-Saturday in the bookfair
RHINO table: Stop by the RHINO table in the bookfair to meet editors Jackie White and Mary Biddinger. I will be happy to sign copies of Prairie Fever there, too.
Thursday, March 1
RECEPTION: The NEOMFA will host a reception from 7-8:15pm in the Henry Room. The reception is open to the public. There will be live music and a cash bar. Free drink tickets for those who arrive early!
Friday, March 2
BOOK SIGNING: Along with Steel Toe poet Jeannine Hall Gailey, Mary Biddinger will sign Prairie Fever at the Steel Toe Books booth at AWP in Atlanta, Georgia, 1PM to 2PM.
PANEL: 3-4:15pm in the Northwing E 2nd Floor, faculty from the NEOMFA will host the panel, “One Program: Four Universities: The Making of the NEOMFA.”
Six faculty members (Maggie Anderson, Mary Biddinger, Neal Chandler, Carol Maier, Craig Paulenich, Robert Pope) from the Northeast Ohio Universities Consortium discuss the process of creating and implementing a revolutionary MFA program that incorporates faculty and students from the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. Panelists address administrative concerns while also sharing insights on developing coursework in a variety of genres, including playwriting, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.
POETRY READING: "FROCK YOU: Poetry by Switchback and Friends" 8PM at Django Lounge and Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.