The new low-residency MFA program at Minneapolis' Augsburg College will host its first summer residency, which includes a week of public events by visiting writers and faculty. The MFA program has a broad focus, including fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, poetry and playwrighting. Here's the lineup; all readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater in the Foss Center of Augsburg College.
Tonight: Stephan Clark and Jack El-Hai. Stephan Clark writes fiction, nonfiction, and screeplays. His collecetion of stories, "Vladimir's Mustache," was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.
Jack El-Hai writes literary journalism and creative nonfiction and is the author of "The Lobotomist." His new book, "The Nazi and the Psychiatrist," will be published this fall.
Saturday: Christina Lazaridi. Christina Lazaridi, a screenwriter, wrote "One Day Crossing" and "Coming Up Roses."
Monday: Sue William Silverman. Sue William Silverman's memoir, "Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction," has been made into a Lifetime television movie. She is also the author of "Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You," winner of the AWP creative nonfiction award.
Tuesday: Cass Dalglish and Cary Waterman. Cass Dalglish is a novelist, poet and journalist. Her novel, "Sweetgrass," was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.
Cary Waterman is a poet and writer of creative nonfiction. Her collection, "When I Looked Back You Were Gone," was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.
Wednesday: Ed Bok Lee. Ed Bok Lee is a poet, author of "Whorled," winner of a 2012 American Book Award and a Minnesota Book Award.
Friday, Aug. 2: Benjamin Percy. Benjamin Percy is the author of "Red Moon," and "The Wilding," and has won an NEA Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Pushcart Prize.