Miami University's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program hosts its week-long celebration of writing from Saturday, January 11 to Friday, January 17. Please join this vibrant group of students and faculty for one (or more!) of the Winter 2020 Residency readings and talks!
Guest writers Chris Bachelder, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Keith Banner, Kim Jacobs-Beck, and Charles Gabel will be reading. Four of these authors will be reading at the Oxford Community Arts Center. (for the full roster see the bottom of the page)
Wednesday, January 15
Lee Martin and Laura Van Prooyen
Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven; Quakertown; Break the Skin; and Late One Night.
Laura Van Prooyen is author of two collections of poetry, Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press 2006).
Friday, January 17
Keith Banner and Jacquelyn Michard
Keith Banner is the co-founder of Visionaries + Voices and Thunder-Sky, Inc., two non-profit arts organizations in Cincinnati. He has published three works of fiction, The Life I Lead, a novel (Knopf, 1999), The Smallest People Alive (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2004), a book of short stories, and Next to Nothing (Lethe Press, 2014), his second collection of stories.
Jacquelyn Mitchard has written twelve novels for adults, including several New York Times bestsellers. She has also written seven novels for young adults, five children’s books, a memoir, Mother Less Child, and a collection of essays. Her work has won the Bram Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson Award and was short-listed for the Audie Award.