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MFA Careers and Writing Futures
MFA Careers and Writing Futures
WhenWednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
WhereMcMenamins Anderson School |
Thorndike Room
18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011
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MFA CAREERS AND WRITING FUTURES
Wednesday, May 17
6:30-9:00 PM
McMenamins Anderson School | Thorndike Room
18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

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This event is for alumni, students, and faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell. 

MFA Careers and Writing Futures features a panel discussion with writers representing various trajectories and opportunities to connect.

Join us at 6:30 for appetizers and beverages* - our discussion will begin at 7:15. After the program, continue your conversation in the Thorndike Room or enjoy McMenamins' outdoor gazebos and firepits!

PANELISTS

Natalie Singer-Velush is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor and teacher. She is a former courts and crime newspaper reporter and chronic nostalgic obsessed with interrogating identities and cross-examining her own stories over and over. Natalie’ Master’s thesis memoir, California Calling, is forthcoming from Hawthorne Books (March 2018). She is an invited 2016/2017 Writer Ambassador for On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts collective in Seattle; her critical responses to the season’s performances create a bridge of dialogue between artists and the community. She has taught poetry with Pongo Teen Writing to youth inside King County’s juvenile detention and at the state's psychiatric facility for youth. Natalie is also a communications manager at Microsoft. Read more>>
Scott Brown is a writer and graphic designer in Seattle, WA. He holds an MFA from University of Washington Bothell and a BA in English from Whitworth University.  Scott is interested in writing that explores complications and contradictions with his MFA thesis focused on the tensions between what we think, what we feel, what we want to think, and what we want to feel.  Scott has written one (never-to-be-sold) novel and is currently working on expanding his MFA thesis into a full-length novel.

Sierra Nelson is a Seattle-based poet, performer, installation artist, and teacher. Her books include forthcoming The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily Press), and lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press) made with visual artist Loren Erdrich and winner of NYU’s Washington Square Review Collaboration Award selected by Anne Carson. Her poems have appeared inside Seattle Metro buses and at the Seattle Aquarium, with Nordic runes on lava stones in Reykjavik, Iceland (debuting at SIM Gallery in Iceland and remounted at Seattle’s The Project Room), checked out with keys from the lobby of the Bridge Motel (R.I.P.)... Read more>>
Talena Lachelle Queen is a poet and graduate of the University of Washington Bothell’s (2014) inaugural MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program where she authored Fourteen for her thesis project.  She is a Paterson, NJ native whose poetry has an international audience.  Queen the founder of Her Best Self (a program of the National Black United Fund) which fosters leadership qualities in young women. She is president of  NuFamily Foundation, Inc.  She is passionate about history, African-American culture and social justice issues. She is often inspired by current events and is known to infuse music into her highly emotive poetry. She is a certified and licensed elementary school teacher specializing in Middle Level Humanities in both New Jersey and Washington states. Read Talena's full bio here>>
Please RSVP and contact Lisa Olason if you have questions: lolason@uw.edu. 

*Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided in the Thorndike Room. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased in The Woodshop (adjacent bar).

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