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MFA Graduate Program Faculty
Sep 22 2021 - 7:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7 pm for a reading by SDSU MFA Program Faculty including Sandra Alcosser, Blas Falconer, Matt de la Peña, and April Wilder, as part of the Fall 2021 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series. They will share excerpts from their latest publications and answer questions from participants.

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Sandra Alcosser received two individual artist fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, and her books of poetry, A FISH TO FEED ALL HUNGER and EXCEPT BY NATURE, received the highest honors from National Poetry Series, Academy of American Poets and Associated Writing Programs, as well as the Larry Levis Award and the William Stafford Award for Poetry. She founded and directs SDSU’s MFA each fall.

Blas Falconer is the author of Forgive the Body This Failure , The Foundling Wheel ,  A Question of Gravity and Light , and The Perfect Hour . Falconer’s awards include a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant, the New Delta Review Eyster Prize for Poetry, and the Barthelme Fellowship.

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and Superman: Dawnbreaker) and five picture books (including Love and Last Stop on Market Street). In 2016 he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award and in 2019 he was given an honorary doctorate from UOP

April Wilder is the author of the story collection, This is Not an Accident. She is a former James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow from the Institute for Creative Writing in Madison, WI. She is currently completing her novel, I Think About You All The Time, Starting Tomorrow.