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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

M.F.A. Reading Series

Poets. Writers. Students. Faculty. Synergy. 

Fall 2015 Reading Series

  • Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
    reading and book signing with D.C. poets Derrick Weston Brown and Alan King

  • Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.
    reading and book signing with D. Watkins, M.F.A. '14 and author of  The Beast Side
    **UB Student Center, Wright Theater, 5th floor

  • Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
    M.F.A. student reading 

  • Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m.
    Welter  reading and publication party 

The M.F.A. Reading Series brings renowned authors and poets to the UB campus to share words and insights in an intimate setting with Creative Writing & Publishing Arts students.

Question-and-answer sessions following each reading allow students to prod the experts for the information that matters most to them.

All events are held in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room on the 5th floor of the UB Student Center.

These events are free and open to the public; sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund. 

M.F.A. Reading Series Summary

Fall 2006 – Spring 2015

The reading series was launched in Fall '06. Our schedule includes two student readings per academic year as well as full time and adjunct faculty readings. Here are some of the writers who have spoken at UB:


Alice Mattison
John Hodgman and Friends
Maud Casey
Robert Bausch
Gerald Stern
Patricia Smith
Adam Zagajewski
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Larry Doyle
Mark Doty
Amy Hempel
Nick Flynn
Teju Cole


Debra Spark
Susan Kushner Resnick
Jehanne Dubrow
Rick Moody
Richard McCann
Gayle Danley
Ugly Duckling Presse
Anna Moschovakis, ed.
Rob Fitterman
Jaimy Gordon
Joe Harrison
Michael Chabon