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MFA Alumni Weekend

Friday, October 4  - Sunday, October 6, 2013
Open to Queens MFA Alumni and Students in their 3rd or 4th Semester

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In keeping with the program's commitment to the continued development of our students beyond graduation, the biennial Alumni Weekend offers graduates of the program an opportunity to return to campus to participate in small workshops and individual conferences with influential agents and editors. 

Workshop Faculty (so far)

Emily Bell, Farrar Strauss and Giroux
Michelle Brower, Folio Literary Agency
Christopher Cox, Harper's
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press
Ben George, Penguin Publishing
Fred Leebron, prose workshop
Megan Lynch, Riverhead
Robert Polito, The Poetry Foundation, poetry and prose workshop
Brian Sawyer, independent screenwriter, will teach both a generative and responsive workshop
Rob Spillman, Tin House Magazine and Tin House Books
Peter Steinberg, Peter Steinberg Literary Agency


Thurs, Oct 3
7:30 pm Informal Gathering for Early Arrivals

Fri, Oct 4
11:00 AM: Craft Seminar: Narrative Detail in Prose and Poetry
2:00 PM: Craft Seminar: Craft Strategies for Achieving Postmodernism
3:00 PM: Craft Seminar: In the Kingdom of the Geek: Pop Culture and Creative Writing
4:00 PM: Publishing Panel w/Alumni
5:00 PM: Alumni Reading
7:00 PM: Opening Reception
8:30 PM: Open Mic

Sat, Oct 5
10:00 AM: Q and A with Rob Spillman, Tin House Magazine
11:00-12:00: Workshops
2:00 - 4:00: Workshops
4:00 - 5:00: Book Publishing with Alumni Weekend Instructors
5:00 PM: Cocktail Reception

Sun, Oct 6
12:00 PM: Brunch

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