MFA Creative Writing
Fiction | Creative Nonfiction | Poetry

  HUNTER COLLEGE
  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
  Dept. of English
  695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
  T: 212 772 5164  F: 212 772 5411
  mfa@hunter.cuny.edu


Distinguished Writers Series, Spring 2019

 

Elizabeth Strout

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Time 7.30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Elizabeth Strout is the author of six books of fiction. Her debut, Amy and Isabelle was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and nominated for the PEN/Faulkner. Her next novel, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The following two were both New York Times best sellers, and her most recent novel Anything Is Possible won the 2018 Story Prize and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2017.

 

 

Tarfia Faizullah

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Time 7.30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two poetry collections, Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam. She has received a Fulbright fellowship, three Pushcart prizes and other honors, and her has been translated into Bengali, Persian, Chinese, and Tamil. In 2016, Tarfia was recognized by Harvard Law School as one of 50 Women Inspiring Change.

 

Deborah Eisenberg

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Time 7.30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of multiple short story collections, most recently Your Duck Is My Duck in 2018, and is the recipient of literary honors including the PEN/Faulkner Award (for The Collected Short Stories of Deborah Eisenberg), the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and six O. Henry Awards.

 

 

Yiyun Li

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Time 7.30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Yiyun Li is the author of four works of fiction—Kinder Than Solitude, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl—and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. She is the recipient of awards, including a PEN/Hemingway Award and a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the “20 Under 40” fiction writers to watch. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications.

 

 

Monica Youn

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Time 7.30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Blackacre, which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award and the PEN Open Book Award and was longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Her previous book Ignatz was a finalist for the National Book Award.