MFA Events

Spring Festival

The annual MFA Spring Festival features readings and performances by graduating MFA candidates and a guest writer or artist.  MFA candidates showcase selections from their MFA thesis projects.


Guest artist, Dao Strom

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:30-4:30 pm
North Creek Events Center
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1:30 pm  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ted Hiebert, Director, MFA in Creative Writing & poetics

1:45 pm Readings by MFA Candidates

Woogee Bae, Mung
Aya Bram BonnLuders, North of Nothing
Peter Buller, Pterratactile
Amy Jones, AOTA: all of the above
Reed Lowell, The Summer Years
dana middleton, the corridor closes at both ends
Virginia Soileau, Versus Jane Doe

3:30 pm Guest Artist Reading, Dao Strom

Dao StromDao Strom is a writer, musician, and artist whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of a bilingual poetry/art book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else (Ajar Press, 2018), an experimental memoir, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a song-cycle, East/West (2015), and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Her work has received support from the Creative Capital Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Precipice Fund, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and others. She is the editor of diaCRITICS and co-founder of two collective art projects, De-Canon, a library project centering writers of color, and She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora.

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