On the Cusp: Making Work Move and Matter

Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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A reading and conversation with UChicago alumni writers about how they shape writing projects from novels to short stories to poems. What role does research play in their work as poets and fiction writers, and how are moral and political questions explored in creative projects? Featuring Elinam Agbo, Catherine Chung, and Kiki Petrosino, the conversation will be moderated by Rachel DeWoskin. Elinam Agbo was born in Ghana and grew up in Kansas. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where she co-founded MQR Mixtape, an online imprint of Michigan Quarterly Review. Catherine Chung is the author of The Tenth Muse and Forgotten Country. She has a degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and worked at a think tank in Santa Monica before receiving her MFA from Cornell University. Kiki Petrosino is the author of four books of poetry: White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Witch Wife, Hymn for the Black Terrific and Fort Red Border. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. She teaches at the University of Virginia as a Professor of Poetry. 

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