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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 2016 M.F.A. Reading Series

*All readings are at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room, located on the 5th floor of the UB Student Center.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28
    fiction writers Susan Perabo and James Magruder

  • Monday, Oct.24
    M.F.A. faculty reading featuring Betsy Boyd, Jane Delury, Kendra Kopelke, Steve Matanle and Marion Winik

  • Thursday, Nov. 17
    poet Steven Leyva and author D. Watkins

  • Friday, Dec. 9
    M.F.A. student reading

  • Thursday, Dec. 15
    Welter Reading and Publication Party

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:

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
Alice Mattison
Rick Moody
Anna Moschovakis, ed.
Ann Patchett
Susan Kushner Resnick
Patricia Smith
Debra Spark
Gerald Stern
Adam Zagajewski
Ugly Duckling Presse