Reading Series

Our Reading Series presents free literary readings and discussions that are open to the public. The series is co-sponsored by USF’s MFA program and English department. All readings are held on USF's main campus.

RSVP TO ATTEND READING BY PAUL BEATTY
Apr 22, 2021 06:30 PM PDT

Spring 2021 MFA Reading Series

Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels, Tuff, Slumberland, and The White Boy Shuffle, and the poetry collections Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. In 2016, he became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. In 2017, he was the winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award. He lives in New York City.

Fall 2020 MFA Reading Series

The Emerging Writers Festival

Co-sponsored by the English department and MFA program, the Emerging Writers Festival features two days of readings by five up-and-coming writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. On the second day of the festival, the authors hold a panel discussion on their experiences navigating life as a writer and the complexities of the publishing industry.