MFA Symposium for the 21st Century–Part II

Acclaimed author, Rikki Ducornet is coming to SDSU to lead an exciting workshop, a spirited reading, and a surprise performance at the MFA graduation celebration!

The workshop will focus on “The Amalgamation of Illustration and Prose” and will be held on Sunday, May 8th. For more information on this workshop, please contact Lisa Grove, translationsdsu@gmail.com.

Ducornet will read from her collected works alongside Author and SDSU Professor, Katie Farris in SDSU’s Love Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9th. Additional details regarding these special events are forthcoming. Please stay posted!

Rikki Ducornet is the author of seven novels including The Fan Maker’s Inquisition, an L.A. Times Book of the Year, and The Jade Cabinet, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has illustrated books by Robert Coover and Jorge Luis Borges. Her lithographs, drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely, including the Museo de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Museau National de Cestro Coimbra, Portugal, the Fine Arts museums of West Berlin, Ixelles, Brno and Lille, and in the Biblioteque Nationale. In 1993 she received the Lannan Literary Award in Fiction.

Katie Farris’s poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Verse, Spillway, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, and others. Her debut book, boysgirls, is forthcoming from Marick Press in Spring, 2011. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently teaches Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University.

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

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