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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences


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. 

M.F.A. Reading Series Summary

Fall 2006 – Spring 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:

Alice Mattison
John Hodgman and Friends
Maud Casey
Robert Bausch
Gerald Stern
Patricia Smith
Adam Zagajewski
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Larry Doyle
Mark Doty
Amy Hempel
Nick Flynn
Teju Cole

Debra Spark
Susan Kushner Resnick
Jehanne Dubrow
Rick Moody
Richard McCann
Gayle Danley
Ugly Duckling Presse
Anna Moschovakis, ed.
Rob Fitterman
Jaimy Gordon
Joe Harrison
Michael Chabon
Ann Patchett