PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing offers lectures and readings from June 24 to July 3.
June 03, 2021
PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, part of the Hallie Ford School of Grad Studies, offers public programming — lectures and readings— all free and open to the public as part of their Summer 2021 Residency.
Here is a list of talks given by LRCW Faculty (passwords for Zoom events: 515000).
Thursday, June 24, 10 AM PST: Zoom
Undrowned: Wake Work, Water Words by Alison C Rollins
Friday, June 25, 10 AM PST: Zoom
In Transit by Jay Ponteri
Saturday, June 26, 10 AM PST: Zoom
The Art of Failure by Vi Khi Nao
Sunday, June 27, 10 AM PST: Zoom
BATHYSPHERICS by Sara Jaffe
Thursday, July 1, 10 AM PST:Zoom
Almost unoriginal writing and unsticking protocols by Alejandro de Acosta
Here is a listing of this summer’s Faculty and Guest Artists Readings.
Thursday, June 24, 7 PM PST : Zoom
Fiction Writers Jess Arndt and Sara Jaffe and Poet Alison C. Rollins
Friday, June 25, 7 PM PST: Zoom
Translator Alejandro de Acosta and Creative nonfiction writer Jay Ponteri
Friday, July 2, 7 pm PST : Zoom & Alberta Abbey
Poets Juleen Eun Sun Johnson, Vi Khi Nao, and Cedar Sigo read poetry from their most recent works. People can attend on Zoom or in person at the Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta Street. To attend in person, please RSVP via our Eventbrite.
About Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Encouraging experimentation within and across writing forms, genres, and mediums, the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing features dynamic faculty and intensive residencies to hone skills for a lifelong sustainable writing practice.
Critical Studies student Justin Duyao speaks with LRCW faculty Vi Khi Nao.
In their new books, Jacqueline Keeler (Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota) and Allison Cobb use personal narrative, historical research, and journalism to probe current conflicts and crises around racism, relations to the land, and pollution. Join them for a reading and conversation with Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing Program Director Jay Ponteri. You can attend the reading by Zoom:
To register, go here:
and it's also being live-streamed on PNCA's Youtube Channel.
Writer and translator Lydia Davis said about the perils of translating, “...often I can’t accept the fact that there isn’t a way to solve all the parts of a problem successfully, so I go over them again and again.” For her, the scarcely trodden space between languages was another dimension where the overlapping of cultures, lexicons, and ways of seeing opened up endless possibilities—and posed a nearly-impossible task.
Writing & Literature Fellow Justin Duyao has a conversation with PNCA's Low-Residency Creative Writing Faculty and Poet Asiya Wadud.