Members of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program will present two literary readings in January.
Faculty of the program will present a reading at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6th at the District House, at 1755 NW 16th St.
Visiting writers will present their own reading at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9th at the Paramount on Film Row, 7 N. Lee Ave.
Nationally recognized authors will participate in the faculty reading. Authors will include Allison Amend, author of “A Nearly Perfect Copy;” Lou Berney, author of “Whiplash River;” Kerry Cohen, author of “Seeing Ezra: A Mother’s Story of Autism” and “Loose Girl;” Quraysh Ali Lansana, author of “mystic turf;” Kat Meads, author of “2:12 a.m. essays” and “For You, Madam Lenin;” and Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, author of “Work is Love Made Visible.”
The visiting authors presentation will feature Rilla Askew and Elise Paschen
Askew is the author of five award-winning novels: “Kind of Kin,” “Harpsong,” “Fire in Beulah,” “The Mercy Seat,” and “Strange Business.”
Elise Paschen, the author of three books and poems published in The New Republic, Plowshares, and Shenandoah. She serves as the editor of The New York Times best-selling anthologies “Poetry Speaks to Children” and “Poetry Speaks to Who I Am.”
Both of the meetings are free to attend and open to the public. Authors will be available after the readings to discuss their work, and copies of the books will be on hand to purchase.
More information about the Red Earth MFA faculty and their publications is available on the program’s website atokcu.edu/English/redearthmfa.