MFA Residency Readings
Date(s) - 06/25
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New England College
June 20 to June 23 | the Great Room | 7:30 pm
6/20 Matt Bell- Great Room
6/21 Paige Ackerson-Kiely- Great Room
6/22 Allison Titus- Great Room
6/23 Malena Mörling- Great Room
June 25 to June 26 | the Art Gallery | 7:30 pm
6/25 Tara Rebele- Art Gallery
6/26 Katie Farris- Art Gallery
All readings are scheduled for an hour and are free and open to the public. Invite your friends!
Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the author of In No One’s Land, My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer and other works of poetry and prose. She lives and writes in rural Vermont.
Matt Bell’s debut novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods was published by Soho Press in 2013, and long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He is also the author of two previous books of fiction, How They Were Found (Dzanc Books) and Cataclysm Baby (Mud Luscious Press). His stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Fairy Tale Review, American Short Fiction, and many other magazines, and have been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2010, Best American Fantasy 2, 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers and The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing. His book reviews and critical writing have appeared in American Book Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Quarterly Conversation. A former editor at Dzanc Books and The Collagist, he teaches creative writing at Northern Michigan University.
Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls, a collection of short-short fictions published in 2011 by Marick Press. She also is the co-translator of several books of poetry from the French and the Russian. Her fiction and translations have been published in many literary journals, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Triquarterly, Hayden’s Ferry, and others. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. She currently teaches fiction writing and comparative literature at San Diego State University.
Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the author of two books of poetry: Ocean Avenue (New Issues Press) and Astoria (University of Pittsburgh Press). Her translations of the Finland-Swedish poet Edith Södergran On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems: Selected Poems was published by Marick Press in 2012. Her translations of Tomas Tranströmer’s poems were included in For The Living and the Dead (Ecco Press), and she also translated two chapbooks of Tranströmer’s poetry. With Jonas Ellerström, she is editing and translating the anthology The Star By My Head: Poets From Sweden for Milkweed Editions and the collection Swedish Writers On Writing for Trinity University Press. She is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation.
Tara Rebele is a poet who works in print, new media, and performance. She is the author of And I’m Not Jenny, (Slope Editions) and Tea and Small Bones (Dusie). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Handsome, Volt, Shearsman, and How2. She has performed her live works all around the U.S. and has exhibited her new media works in international venues, festivals, galleries, and universities, including the International UpStage Festival, Incroci di Civilita:Venice International Literary Festival (Venice, Italy), International Conference on Digital Media in Entertainment and Arts (Athens, Greece), the Eclectic Tech Carnival (Istanbul, Turkey), Norsk Telemuseum (Oslo, Norway), Cultural Centre Pančevo (Serbia), and The Upgrade! Munich (Munich, Germany). She has been a board member for the Institute for Creative Exploration at the University of Georgia and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and has worked with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Allison Titus’ first book of poems, Sum of every lost ship, was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center; her award-winning chapbook, Instructions From the Narwhal was published by Bateau Press; and her first novel, The Arsonist’s Song Has Nothing to Do With Fire, comes out this July from Etruscan Press. In 2011, Allison was awarded a poetry fellowship from the NEA. Her recent work can be found in fine venues such as A Public Space, Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast and Tin House. She also co-edits the poetry journal, Handsome.