MFA Reading Series Events: November

You are invited to two readings by students in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University

at the 11th Street Bar
510 E. 11th Street
(between Avenues A & B in Manhattan)

MFA'd in the Dooryard Blooming

Monday, November 23


Lily Almendarez
John Casquarelli
marita casartelli downes
Christine Gans
Yani Gonzalez
Stephanie Gray
Tony Iantosca
Rachel Jackson
Tiffany Johnson
Jamey Jones
Elspeth MacDonald
Uche Nduka
Jon L. Peacock
Giorgios Retsinas
Jhon Sanchez

Let Me Tell You Something

Monday, November 30

Eric Alter
Alicia Berbenick
Patia Braithwaite
Christine Francavilla
Tejan Green
Gulay Isik
Tamara Lebron
Zahra Patterson
Mary Walker
Jessica Wedge

Workshop: How to Create Independent Student Writing Groups

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program and The Writing Center invite the LIU Brooklyn Campus Community to a Workshop...

How to Create Independent Student Writing Groups

When & Where

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pratt Building, Room 120

What it's About

♦ Are you interested in fostering student writing outside the classroom?

♦ Would you like to introduce students to a process whereby they learn to become effective readers and editors of their own and each other’s writing?

♦ Would you like to see and hear from a practicing LIU student writing group?

This workshop is for faculty who would like to sow the seeds of independent student writing groups in their classes as well as for students who would like to start up their own groups. All are welcome to find out how small clusters of students can "workshop" their way together from freshman year to graduation (or for shorter stints, if desired), gaining valuable skills and confidence with peer support (and having fun).

We will discuss how such groups operate and how to form them, as well as
demonstrate workshopping in action by students who have done it successfully in the
past (with a Q & A). Follow-up information and support will be provided.

Please RSVP to William Burgos at or ext. 1094.

MFA Reading Series Event: Brenda Coultas, Visiting Writing (Fall 2009)

BRENDA COULTAS, visiting writer in the MFA program, Fall 2009, will read her work.

Reception and book signing afterwards.

When & Where

Friday, November 13, 5 PM
4th floor lounge, H building, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Brenda Coultas is the author of A Handmade Museum (2003) and The Marvelous Bones of Time (2007), both published by Coffee House Books. She is the recipient of the 2004 Norma Farber First Book Award for A Handmade Museum, a Greenwald grant from The Academy of American Poets, and a 2005 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Before becoming a poet, she was a farmer, a carny, a taffy maker, a park ranger, a waitress in a disco ballroom, and the second woman welder in Firestone Steel's history. Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including Conjunctions, Epoch, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, The Denver Review and Open City.

"Equally at ease in the city and the country, Brenda Coultas is a spiritual archaeologist of dumpsters and farm fields, an observer of the derelict and everyday folks. Her vivid voice is like no other I have encountered, and the originality of her work is matched by the genuine wisdom of its perceptions." --Bradford Morrow