MFA Reading Series Presents UB Faculty Alums Steven Leyva and D. Watkins

UB Student Center
5th Floor

The University of Baltimore’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts presents readings with two faculty alumni:

Steven Leyva, author of Low Parish and editor of Little Patuxent Review


D. Watkins, author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up

Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges ReviewFledgling RagThe Light Ekphrastic, The Cobalt Review and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize and author of the chapbook, Low Parish

D. Watkins, raised in Baltimore, is an Editor at Large for Salon and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir.             

Both D. Watkins and Steven Leyva received their M.F.A.s in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore and are now part of the Klein Family School of Communications Design faculty.  

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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