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  • Date: November 10
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT
  • Location: Lapis Theater
    1634 11th Ave.

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UW Castalia MFA Program Presents: Monthly Readings

Join Hugo House in welcoming back CastaliaUniversity of Washington MFA program's monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Showcasing published and unpublished drafts of work by authors from a variety of disciplines, professional backgrounds, and age demographics, Castalia offers authors a platform for community reading while putting their work in conversation with other voices, styles, concerns, and identities. The first half of the reading features three student authors, and the second half one alum and one faculty member.

Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy

ERIN L MCCOY holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in the Best New Poets anthology twice, selected by Natalie Diaz and Kaveh Akbar. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, Narrative, Bennington Review, Conjunctions, and other publications. She was a finalist for the Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize. Erin is acquisitions editor for Seattle-based independent publisher Entre Ríos Books. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her website is erinlmccoy.com and she can be found on Twitter at @erinlmccoy.

Reginald Kent

Reginald Kent

REGINALD KENT holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and is M.F.A candidate in the prose track. Reggie has been published in The Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore and has work featured in The Best Asian Short Stories 2022 collection. His work focuses on diaspora, queer forms, and the gay experience.

Zaira Bardo

Zaira Bardo

ZAIRA BARDOS is a Twenty-year-old Filipino American writer & filmmaker currently attending the University of Washington in Seattle majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing. She enjoys writing coming of age stories and essays. Zaira has written and directed 3 films titled, "I Remember Everything", "All the Things We Can't Say", and "Calum". Currently she is working on a magical realist novel that explores the growing pains of being a young adult as a Filipina American. 

Reid Lauzon

Reid Lauzon

REID LAUZON (they/them) is currently a Junior studying Creative Writing at the University of Washington. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, they now consider Seattle home. They are passionate about minimalist fiction and contemporary poetry. They received an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Seattle Colleges League for Innovations Student Literary Contest, Poetry division. In their spare time, they are a full-time cat parent, crow feeder, and an occasional fire spinner.

Henry Christopher

Henry Christopher

HENRY ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER is a trans writer from Akron, Ohio. His writing has been published in journals such as Witness, The Threepenny Review, Gordon Square Review, Delay Fiction, HASH, and Gigantic Sequins, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Henry works at CRAFT Literary as the section editor for critical essays and interviews section and editorial feedback consultant. His debut novel, No One Dies in Palmyra Ohio, is available through What Books Press. He’s currently working toward his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Sara Cline

Sara Cline

SARA CLINE is a poet, birder, comedian, and University of Washington MFA candidate born and bred in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. She received a BA in psychology and Honors English at the University of Texas in Austin, and was pleased to receive the Burleson prize for her thesis on Virginia Woolf's ambivalent Hellenism. Her work can be found in The Albion Review, A Velvet Giant, Hothouse Literary Journal, and the Bad AI and Beyond Festival.

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