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Khadijah Green

The MFA Gauntlet: Applying, Surviving & Thriving

Friday, April 12 - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Buckman Hall: Montesi Conference Room



Khadijah Green received her BFA in Creative Writing from Christian Brothers University in December 2018. While attending CBU, she served as poetry editor for the 2018 edition of Castings, the school’s literary journal. The same year she placed first in the One-Act Play category at the Southern Literary Festival. Two of her poems will be featured in the upcoming Winter 2019 issue of The Oakland Arts Review.


The MFA Gauntlet: Applying, Surviving & Thriving

Thinking about going to grad school for creative writing? Our panelists are prepared to show you the ropes! Topics will include discovering the programs that are best for you, navigating the application process, funding your studies, finding your mentor, writing your thesis, and making the most of your time in the program. We will also discuss life after the MFA--publishing, teaching & the PhD. We encourage you to bring any MFA-related questions for the Q&A portion of the event! Event will be moderated by Khadijah Green.


Dan Hornsby has an MFA from the University of Michigan and an MTS from Harvard Divinity School. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Indiana Review, DIAGRAM, and The Quietus.

Anthony André Larry II is a Mississippi writer and University of Memphis fiction candidate. During his MFA, Anthony served as managing editor for The Pinch Literary Journal and has had his work featured in the UofM Alumni Magazine.

Jessica Love writes and lives in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to her work in academia, as most artists must do, Jessica bartends. She holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and is currently at work on a collection of magical and strange short stories. Her writing has been published at Psychopomp Magazine, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere.

Karyna McGlynn is the author of Hothouse (Sarabande 2017), The 9-Day Queen Gets Lost on Her Way to the Execution (Willow Springs 2016), and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande 2009).  Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Witness, Georgia Review, New England Review, and The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day. Karyna is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Find her online at www.karyna.io