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Poets. Writers. Students. Faculty. Synergy. 

The M.F.A. Reading Series brings renowned authors and poets to the UB campus to share words and insights in an intimate setting with Creative Writing & Publishing Arts students.

Question-and-answer sessions following each reading allow students to prod the experts for the information that matters most to them.

These events are free and open to the public; sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund. 

Fall 2017 M.F.A. Reading Series

  • Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m.
    Nicole Sealey and A.G Harmon
    UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room (5th floor)

  • Friday, October 6, 7 p.m.
    Movie Night - Midnight in Paris
    UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room (5th floor)
  • Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.
    Joseph Scapellato and Jeannie Vanasco
    UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room (5th floor)
  • Monday, November 13, 7 p.m.
    Annie Finch
    UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room (5th floor)
  • Friday, December 8, 7 p.m.
    MFA Student Reading
    UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room (5th floor)

M.F.A. Reading Series Summary

Fall 2006 – Fall 2016

The reading series was launched in Fall '06. Our schedule includes two student readings per academic year as well as full time and adjunct faculty readings. Here are some of the writers who have spoken at UB:

Robert Bausch
Maud Casey
Michael Chabon
Teju Cole
Gayle Danley
Mark Doty
Larry Doyle
Jehanne Dubrow
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Rob Fitterman
Nick Flynn
Jaimy Gordon
Joe Harrison
Amy Hempel

John Hodgman and friends
Richard McCann
James Magruder
Alice Mattison
Rick Moody
Anna Moschovakis, ed.
Susan Perabo
Ann Patchett
Susan Kushner Resnick
Patricia Smith
Debra Spark
Gerald Stern
Adam Zagajewski
Ugly Duckling Presse