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Writing, MFA

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.

Spring 2022
MFA Reading Series

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, which received the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award and a PEN Prize for first book, and The Office of Historical Corrections, which received the Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize. A graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she lives in Baltimore and teaches in the John Hopkins creative writing program.

Danielle Evans

National Poetry Month

Jacques Rancourt

Jacques J. Rancourt

Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of two poetry collections, Brocken Spectre (Alice James Books, 2021) and Novena (Pleiades Press, 2017), as well as a chapbook, In the Time of PrEP(Beloit Poetry Journal, 2018). A recipient of the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he lives now in San Francisco.

Stella Wong

Stella Wong

Stella Wong is the author of Spooks, winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Books Editors Prize, and American Zero, selected for the 2018 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize by Danez Smith. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Wong’s poems have appeared in POETRY, Colorado Review, Lana Turner, Bennington Review, the LA Review of Books, and elsewhere.

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.

USF MFA students gather in all-day writing retreat.

Reading Series Archive