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Thursday, October 10 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
MFA Fellows Reading

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Come hear the fellowship-winning writers of George Mason University’s MFA program: poets Lisa Desrochers-Short with poems that focus on translation and travel; Caely McHale whose poetry revolves around the dream-like, the feminine, and the environmental; nonfiction writer Abi Newhouse whose essays explore the dichotomies of being raised as a Mormon in Utah; and fiction writer Sofia Puente-Lay, whose work speaks about cultural and generational navigation. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Speakers
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Lisa DesRochers-Short

Lisa DesRochers-Short is a poet and artist born and raised in rural Maine. She received her BA in English from the University of Maine at Orono and is the MFA Poetry Thesis Fellow for 2019-2020 at George Mason University. Lisa is currently the Assistant Nonfiction editor for So to... Read More →
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Abi Newhouse

Abi Newhouse was born in Oregon and raised in Farmington, Utah. As a research fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year, her thesis will explore the different dichotomies of growing up in a Mormon community. Her work won Sink Hollow’s short story contest, and has appeared in Mud Season... Read More →
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Sofia Puente-Lay

Sofia Puente-Lay, a Cincinnati native, received her BA from the University of Central Florida and spent several years tutoring and teaching writing in the Orlando area. As Mason's 2019-2020 Thesis Fellow in fiction, she aims to refine a collection of short stories focusing on cultural... Read More →
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Caely McHale

Caely McHale is a third year poet in the MFA program at George Mason University. As the 2019-2020 Heritage Fellow, her poetry explores the dream-like, the feminine, and the environmental. You can find her work in Heavy Feather Review. 



Thursday October 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Research Hall, Room 163 10401 York River Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA