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MFA Faculty Reading Series - Nick Lantz and Myla GoldbergJune 1, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMKetner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Main Campus
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is pleased to announce the next set of readers in the MFA Faculty Reading Series. This reading series is free and open to the public. Book sales are provided on-site by Park Road Books.
|Nick Lantz is the author of three recent collections of poetry. The first, We "Don't Know We Don't Know" (Graywolf 2010), won the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers Posner Award. The second collection, "The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors' House" (University of Wisconsin Press 2010), was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky for the Felix Pollak Prize. His new collection of poems is "How to Dance as the Roof Caves In." Nick has taught in the MFA program at Queens since 2011. nick-lantz.com|
|Myla Goldberg bestselling first novel, Bee Season, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2000, winner of the Borders New Voices Prize, and a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award, the NYPL Young Lions award, and the Barnes & Noble Discover award. It has been adapted to film and widely translated. Her two other novels are Wickett's Remedy and The False Friend. Myla's short stories have appeared in Harpers and Failbetter, among other places. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and Bookforum. In addition to her novels, she has written an essay collection and a children's book. She sings and plays accordion and banjo in the Brooklyn art-punk band, The Walking Hellos. She writes and teaches in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. Nick has taught in the MFA program at Queens since 2012. mylagoldberg.com|
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