MFA Symposium for the 21st Century–Part I

G.C. Waldrep and Boris Dralyuk are coming to SDSU to lead an informative workshop and a spirited reading. The workshop will focus on the “Art of of Pastoral Poetry and Translation” and will be held on Thursday, March 17th. For more information on this workshop, please contact Meagan Marshall, marshall_meagan@yahoo.com. The last day to register is Wednesday, March 16th– Hurry to secure a spot!

Waldrep and Dralyuk will read from their collected works on Friday, March 18th at 7 p.m., alongside SDSU Visiting Professor, Piotr Florczyk, in Scripps Cottage. A special Q&A and book signing session will follow. This event is free and open to the public!

And that’s not all: Come hear current SDSU MFA Students and Alumni read on Saturday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at TheBook Works (2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar). This event is also free and open to the public– Refreshments and inspirational entertainment will be provided!

G. C. Waldrep (Ph.D., Duke University; MFA, University of Iowa) is the author of three full-length collections of poems: Goldbeater’s Skin (2003); Disclamor (2007); and Archicembalo (2009), winner of the Dorset Prize. Waldrep is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early twentieth century. At Bucknell he teaches creative writing, directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and serves as Editor-at-Large for the Kenyon Review. Waldrep’s fourth poetry collection, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts–in collaboration with John Gallaher–is due out from BOA Editions in April 2011.

Boris Dralyuk is completing a Ph.D. in Slavic languages at UCLA. He has been published in several notable journals, and has translated The Zoo in Winter: Selected Poems, By: Polina Barskova, and How Much Land Does a Man Need, By: Leo Tolstoy.

**This event series has been made possible by a generous grant from SDSU’s Instructionally Related Activities Foundation.

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