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MFA Thesis Reading 3_4Eleven wondrous voices, one literary night. Come join us at the Regis Philbin Studio Theatre in DPAC on April 24th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating students of the MFA in Creative Writing at Notre Dame. The night will feature five-minute readings from five poets and six fiction writers:

Alice Ladrick received her B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing and her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami before joining the MFA program at Notre Dame. Her poetry has been published in Vector, Burdock, and Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock.

Lynda Letona is a collaborator for Letras Latinas, the literary arm of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Ostrich Review, Liternational, and Hotmetalpress. She is currently working on a collection of poetry titled House of Dark Writings. Part I of the series explores the Spanish conquest of the Mayas through noble princess Anacaída; Part II explores an immigrant saga through DREAM student Lucía.

Jenica Moore’s poetry is an outgrowth of her interest in peace and conflict studies. Her work intertwines notions of justice and faith with her own aesthetic values.

Jayme Russell received her B.A. in Creative Writing and her M.A. in Poetry from Ohio University, where she worked on the literary journal New Ohio Review and worked as an associate editor for the experimental journal Quarter After Eight. Her creative nonfiction appears in Fringe Magazine and Marco Polo. A Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Paragraphiti, Russell’s poetry was a finalist for the 2013 Black Warrior Review Poetry Award.

Peter Twal’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New Orleans Review, Bat City Review, smoking glue gun, NAP, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. His work resembles circuitry with lines that interconnect, regulate and trigger other lines or thoughts, either infinitely or to some termination point.

Alireza Taheri Araghi was born in Tehran, where he translated works by Richard Brautigan and Samuel Beckett into Persian while taking creative writing workshops. He served as a member of the editorial advisory panel for the Iran Language Institute (ILI) magazines and published five short comic stories in the ILI’s Young Learner’s Rainbow. His collection of short stories, I’m an Old Abacus, came out in 2007 (in Persian). He has been published online at The Gloom Cupboard. In 2011, he founded the literary website Paragraphiti.

Mari Christmas‘s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Canary Press, Paragraphiti, and Black Warrior Review. Her work stuns with its control, humor, and pathos, and was the winner of the 2013 Black Warrior Review Fiction Award.

Leo Costigan‘s fiction has been published in Iron Horse Literary Review, for which he won the Discovered Voices Award for Fiction. His narratives track experiences of implicit moral or metaphysical dilemmas with texture and grit.

Emily Grecki‘s fiction deals with notions of physical trauma, artistic representation, and the contemporary experience of growing up. Grecki is a graduate of Amherst College and has worked in the Education Group at Scholastic Publishing.

Christine Texeira, who hails from the magical Pacific Northwest, received her B.A. in English from Whitman College in 2010. Her work involves aspects of magical realism and subtle humor and has been featured in the literary magazines Quarterlife and bluemoon.

Kaushik Viswanath’s fiction has made appearances in literary magazines such as The Pinch, Helter Skelter, and The Wry Writer. In 2012 he received a Special Jury Commendation for Creative Writing from Toto Funds the Arts in Bangalore. In 2013, Viswanath was named to the Long List for Creative Writing Toto Awards by Toto Funds the Arts.

The reading is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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