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Saturday, March 14 • 9:00am - 10:50am
University of Montana MFA Student and Alumni Literary Reading

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University of Montana Graduate Creative Writing Program

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Max Kaisler

Second-year MFA student in poetry at UM, graduating this May.

Speakers
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Sierra Jacob

Creative Writing MFA, University of Montana
As a third generation Indo, born and raised in Hawai`i, my maternal ancestors and I have learned to navigate colonized spaces. My poetry aspires to study the tools and effects of colonialism in Indonesia and Hawai`i, by specifically looking at how we exotify people and place. |
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Ari Laurel

Hyphen magazine
Ari Laurel is a writer and editor from Oakland, CA whose work deals with Asian American icons, and youth identity in the ever-shifting Bay Area. In addition to her feature in the 2015 Kearny Street Workshop APAture Festival, she was a 2012 finalist for the PEN/USA Emerging Writers Fellowship, recipient of University of Montana’s Candace K. Brown Memorial Scholarship, and her work has appeared in The Conium Review, Passages North, Yellow... Read More →
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Tamara Love

Tamara Love hails from Flint Michigan. After living and working in New York City for nearly ten years, she stumbled upon Debra Magpie Earling's book, Perma Red and managed to get into the University of Montana's Creative Writing Program. She is an adjunct for the University of Montana Missoula College where she teaches writing. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
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Rosemary Madero

I'm a grad student in the creative writing program at the University of Montana. Memoir is my thing and currently writing an essay about the MFA experience from the perspective of someone not exactly in the age demographic: "Grandma Goes to Grad School."
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Asta So

Asta So was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied English literature and creative writing at Stanford University. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana.
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Lehua Taitano

Lehua M. Taitano is a native Chamorro from Yigo, Guahån (Guam). She is a graduate of The University of Montana’s M.F.A. Creative Writing Program (2010) and is author of the Merriam-Frontier Award-winning chapbook appalachiapacific. Her poetry, essays, and Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Witness, Storyboard, Versal, Nano Fiction, and Tinfish Journal, among others. Her first book of poetry, A Bell Made... Read More →
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Diana Xin

Adjunct Instructor, South Seattle College
I completed my MFA in fiction at the University of Montana in 2014. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Masters Review, American Chordata and Gulf Coast. I am interested in strategies for talking meaningfully about race in diverse urban settings.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:50am
Shakespeare & Co.

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