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Visiting Writer’s Series: Monica Sok

Visiting Writer’s Series: Monica Sok

By: Pam Gibson The Visiting Writers Series is thrilled to welcome award winning poet Monica Sok on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm via Zoom.  Monica Sok’s debut Poetry collection, Nail the Evening Hangs On, delivers an eloquent homage to both the enchantment and trauma of 

Book Review: Luster

Book Review: Luster

By: Jess Williams-Sullivan There comes a time after reading a really, really good book when you want to talk to others about it. This does not happen with every book, which is, in my opinion, what distinguishes a good book from a great book. Luster 

Visiting Writers Series: Hanif Abdurraqib

Visiting Writers Series: Hanif Abdurraqib

By: Austine Model This week, for our Visiting Writer’s Series, our program will be hosting a reading and discussion with Hanif Abdurraqib. The discussion will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM (ET). This event is closed to the public and 

Fall 2020: Editor’s Note

Fall 2020: Editor’s Note

Welcome to Café MFA! This year we hope to provide a space that fills in for some of what we will be missing with the switch to virtual learning. In addition to our weekly posts, we will also be hosting some exciting virtual events, such 

Practical Learning

Practical Learning

By: Ellis Carrington For the most part, undergraduates and graduates will generally follow this traditional style of college course learning: attend classroom lecture, take time to read and reread material outside of class, and prep for mid-term and final exams. While reading and researching provide 

Virtual Book Events You Can Attend From Home

Virtual Book Events You Can Attend From Home

By: Jessica Sullivan In these uncertain times, we’re forced to re-examine what’s important to us. Whether that be spending time with loved ones, maintaining or improving your well-being, reading, or writing, two things has remained clear: books are essential, and books connect us. Maybe you’ve 

Book Review: QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling

Book Review: QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling

By: Jessica Sullivan Marc-Uwe Kling writes, “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” In this future world, everything runs smoothly. A person doesn’t need to worry about work, leisure, and relationships; QualityLand takes the 

Korean Literary Society of Washington, D.C.

Korean Literary Society of Washington, D.C.

By: Will Schick We all ordered the cabbage and beef short rib stew. Six bowls. But, as these things happen, the restaurant ran out. That’s when a fight erupted. “Sorry, we’re all out,” the server said as he set five bowls down on our table. 

Radiant Damage

Radiant Damage

By: Zoe Aslop Before the massive wheel of a stopped truck, a thin man, oblivious to a thermal radiation camera watching from miles to the east, turns a little to urinate on the sand of the Sahara, before facing the camera again, to Mecca. He 

Visiting Writers: Carmen Maria Machado

Visiting Writers: Carmen Maria Machado

By: Jessica Sullivan There are times when a book reminds you of another book. Maybe it’s the plot, or the characters, or some déjà vu moment that leaves you questioning if you’ve already read it. Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir, In the Dreamhouse, is not one