MFA Faculty Reading
Wednesday, October 24 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Lone Mountain Main - LM 100 - Handlery Room
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to follow
For more information about the MFA in Writing Program please call (415) 422-6066. Please also visit us on Facebook and Twitter @usfmfaw
Ari Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016), which was named a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, POETRY, A Public Space, and in numerous anthologies, including Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. He is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University's Wallace Stegner Fellowship program.
Stephen Beachy is the author of the novels Glory Hole, boneyard, The Whistling Song, and Distortion, the twin novellas Some Phantom and No Time Flat, and the Amish sci-fi series that begins with Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Evergreen Review, BOMB, The Chicago Review, The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, and elsewhere. He is the prose editor of the journal Your Impossible Voice, teaches at the University of San Francisco, and lives in San Diego.
Dave Madden is the author of If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There and The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy. His shorter work has appeared in Harper’s, Prairie Schooner, LitHub, The Normal School, and elsewhere, and he’s the recipient of the Sherwood Anderson Award in fiction, an AWP Intro Journals Award in nonfiction, a Bernard De Voto Fellowship in nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a Walter E. Dakin fellowship in fiction from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. In 2017, he was awarded a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony.
Giovanni Singleton’s debut collection Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her writing has also been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute’s American Jazz Museum, San Francisco’s first Visual Poetry and Performance Festival, and on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She is the 2018 recipient of the African American Literature and Culture Society’s Stephen Henderson Award and founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Last Fall, singleton served as the Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics at UC-Berkeley. Canarium Books recently published a collection of her visual work entitled AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper.