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MFA 10th Anniversary Plorkfest

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You're invited to the 10th Anniversary Alumni Plorkfest!

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, starting at 10 a.m.

Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room, UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

The UB M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program is turning 10, and we'll be having a Plork-y birthday party and reunion on Nov. 1. Come celebrate with your alumni friends and meet fellow plork-ers. You'll get to recharge your creativity with workshops, enjoy readings from alumni, dance the Plork at an after-party, and go home with your own handmade Plork-y souvenir. If you received an M.A., we want to see you too!

  • Register

    Register by Monday, Oct. 20, and pay $30. After Oct. 20, pay $35 per person. Register online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410.837.6131. 

  • Schedule

    10 a.m. | Welcome
    Coffee & light breakfast

    11 a.m. -- 12 p.m. | Creativity Class with Kendra Kopelke, John Wilson and Steve Matanle
    Wear your best pair of mismatched socks!

    12:15 -- 2 p.m. | Lunch and Tell
    “Favorite Writers Reading” : share a few lines from your favorite writer
    Pizza and refreshments

    2:15 -- 3:15 p.m. | Inspiration Sessions with M.F.A. Faculty
    Poetry with Kendra Kopelke and Steve Matanle
    Fiction with Jane Delury
    Memoir with Marion Winik and Betsy Boyd
    Bookmaking with Meredith Purvis, M.F.A. ’10, and Jenny O’Grady, M.F.A. ‘06
    (please note: location changes to student center, 3rd floor rooms)

    3:30 -- 5 p.m. | Alumni Reading
    Share a short sample of your work at the stunning Plork Podium,built by Danielle Ariano, M.F.A. 13 

    5 -- 6 p.m. | Reception
    Dollar bar and light hors d’oeuvres


    After-hours: Dinner is on your own -- and then...we're headed to the Plork Prom!
    Location: to be determined.

  • Tour of the LAP

    Have you seen our new home? Our program is housed in the Liberal Arts and Policy Building, 10 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. If you're interested in a tour of the building, please email us about your interest. We will offer a tour of the building for those interested following the reception.

  • Parking

    Parking is available at the Maryland Ave. Garage, 1111 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.

  • Questions?

    Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 410.837.6131 or alumni@ubalt.edu. Or, email Kendra Kopelke.

There will be a show and tell table in the lobby outside the Bogomolny Room. Please bring something to share -- photos, books, art, stones, creativity journals or projects, word decks, notebooks...anything creative is welcome!

And, be sure to join the Facebook group for updates and juicy news. 

(Image credit: Pantea Amin Tofangchi, M.F.A. '08 interprets the line, "The blackbird whistling / Or just after" from stanza five of Wallace Stevens' poem, "13 ways of Looking at a Blackbird.")