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Spring 2020 Writers Speak Wednesdays Launches with Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis opens the Spring 2020 Writers Speak Wednesdays Series on February 26.

Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature begins its Writers Speak Wednesdays this spring with author Ayana Mathis.

Ayana Mathis opens the Spring 2020 Writers Speak Wednesdays Series on February 26.
Ayana Mathis opens the Spring 2020 Writers Speak Wednesdays Series.

Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the 2014-15 New York Public Library’s Cullman Center Fellowship. The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie, her first novel, was a New York Times Bestseller, a 2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, an NPR Best Books of 2013, and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

The full line-up for Spring 2020 Writers Speak Wednesdays is:

February 26
Ayana Mathis

March 11
MFA Faculty Reading featuring Cornelius Eady, Neal Gabler, Paul Harding, Ursula Hegi, Amy Hempel, Christian McLean, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Sheehan and Lou Ann Walker

April 8
Simeon Marsalis and Dawnie Walton

April 15
Caitlin Mullen

April 22
Kiley Reid

April 29
The Southampton Review Summer/Fall 2020 Issue Launch Party

May 6
MFA Student Reading featuring students of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA Program

These events are free and open to the public. Receptions will begin at 6:30 pm and readings will begin at 7 pm in the Rakoff Theater on the second floor of Chancellors Hall (239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY, 11968).

For more information, call (631) 632-5030 or visit the website.

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