IAS News

After the MFA: The Trace Remains - Alumni in Conversation

By Andrew Carson (’16)

I recently had the opportunity to meet up over lunch with Lynarra Featherly and Sarah Baker, fellow alumni of the University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program. What resulted was a ranging conversation during which we discussed our MFA experiences, our lives now, and a few pertinent asides.

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Natalie Singer releases memoir: California Calling: A Self-Interrogation

This week alum Natalie Singer (’16, Creative Writing & Poetics) releases her memoir, California Calling: A Self-Interrogation. Singer will discuss her memoir at Elliott Bay Books on March 5, joined in conversation by Sonora Jha, Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence and author of Foreign. On March 13 Singer will appear at Lit Fix, Seattle’s bar-friendliest reading and music series, hosted at Chop Suey.

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Corbin Louis selected for 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program

IAS alum Corbin Louis ('17, MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) was selected for the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program. The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new literary work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their work. 

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Ted Hiebert presents on “Art for Ghosts”

IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert presents on “Art for Ghosts” at the 2018 College Arts Association Conference in Los Angeles. The paper speculates on recent work by Hiebert and his collaborators Doug Jarvis and Jackson 2bears, exploring links between technological culture, surveillance, haunting and strategies for communicating with other-than-human entities.

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Travis Sharp curates, produces and presents

MFA alum Travis Sharp (’15, Creative Writing & Poetics) is a Ph.D. student in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he teaches writing and rhetoric. Amidst the demands of graduate life, Sharp finds space to collaborate, curate, produce, and present.  For example, he was recently funded to curate a series of ephemeral texts via autodestruct.online, and this June, he will teach a workshop on ...

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