Alumni from the Creative Writing Program Rumaan Alam, Catie Disabato, Abby Geni, and Megan Kruse will read from their work.
Rumaan Alam's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, New York magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. He studied at Oberlin College and lives in New York.
Catie Disabato's debut novel, The Ghost Network, was published in May 2015 by Melville House. She's written criticism and commentary for Racked, Extra Crispy, This Recording, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and her short fiction was featured on Joyland. After growing up in Chicago and graduating from Oberlin College, she now lives in Los Angeles.
Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, awarded Best Fiction by the 2016 Chicago Review of Books Awards and a finalist for the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and The Last Animal (2013), a finalist for the Orion Book Award. Her stories have won first place in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and the Chautauqua Contest. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship.
Megan Kruse grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Olympia. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned an MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies. Her debut novel, Call Me Home, was released from Hawthorne Books in March 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She teaches fiction at Eastern Oregon University's Low-Residency MFA program, Hugo House, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She was the recipient of a 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 for 2015.
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