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We're happy to announce a Winter 2021 Zoom discussion about writing residencies, conferences, & fellowships. Our panel of PSU MFA students and alumni will share advice for finding ways to support your writing practice, both during and after the MFA. Mark your calendars!
Jennifer Cie is a southern writer who embeds pop culture throughout her work to preserve the histories of marginalized peoples and examine the idea of place beyond physical location. She was the October 2020 artist-in-residence for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has been selected for a 2022 Santa Fe Art Institute Revolution Residency. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Philadelphia Printworks, Empty Mirror, New South Journal, and elsewhere.
Cynthia Carmina Gómez was born in Camp 52, a migrant agricultural community, and raised on the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona. She is the recipient of the Oregon Governors' Gold Civic Leadership Award and a Fishtrap: Writing in the West Fellowship. Cynthia delves into the radical imagination of our communities by documenting the experiences of ordinary people’s extraordinary lives.
David Naimon is the co-author, with Ursula K. Le Guin, of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing. He hosts the literary radio show and podcast Between the Covers. He has attended writing residencies at Playa, Brush Creek, Centrum, Wellstone, and the Sou'wester. He is a graduate of PSU's MFA in Creative Writing program.
A.M. Rosales is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and translator originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia. They hold a literature degree from George Mason University and their favorite rodent is the capybara. A Pride Foundation scholar, an MFA fiction candidate at Portland State University, and a collaborating artist at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, their work has been supported by the Precipice Fund and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Nada Sewidan is an Egyptian American creative nonfiction writer and journalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in English with a concentration in publishing from Portland State University. Nada is a recipient of the Snowden Excellence in Journalism internship and was an Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship finalist. She has published work in Portland Review, Oregon Humanities, East Oregonian, and elsewhere. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, she currently lives in Portland, Oregon and works as an adjunct instructor at Portland Community College.
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