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Saturday, May 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Developing Book-Length Poetry Collections in an M.F.A. Program FILLING

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Four poets, current students and alum, discuss their experiences writing poems and ordering them into full-length collections in Connecticut's only full-residency M.F.A. program at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Their work covers a variety of themes and subjects ranging from foster care and homelessness, shifting maternal voice, manhood and body issues, to coming-of-age out of religious faith into rationalism. Come hear these poets discuss SCSU's M.F.A. workshops and writing environment as they share the methods they used for developing their poetry manuscripts into full-length collections with hope of book publication. Join them and share your experiences in M.F.A. programs and with your own book development process.

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Rebecca O'Bern

Rebecca O’Bern will be receiving her M.F.A. from Southern Connecticut State University this May. Her thesis, "Quiet Rumpus," is a coming-of-age that interweaves past and present stories of a conservative religious family, historical figures, and the natural world. She is the recipient... Read More →


Sean Igoe

Sean Igoe serves as a Graduate Research Fellow at Southern Connecticut State University. He holds a BFA from the University of Maine, Farmington, and he will earn his MFA at Southern Connecticut State University in May, 2017.
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Katherine Sullivan

Katherine Sullivan's maternal poetry aims to shift our perspective of motherhood. To explore how a woman is labeled in literature and how this effects our social construct. She wishes to reach out to young women and men as a poet and public speaker who will guide others to develop... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
New Liberty Charter School Room 3 Museum Place Mall, 2nd Fl, Salem, MA 01970