Mile-High Writers Series Readings

Free and Open to the Public
Regis University Lowell Campus
3333 Regis Blvd. / Park in Lower Lot 4 (off of Lowell Blvd.)

Mile-High MFA FALL 2017 Residency Events

Thursday Sept. 28 / Gish Jen / 7 p.m. / Claver Recital Hall

The author of six previous books, Jen has published short work in "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic Monthly," and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has appeared in "The Best American Short Stories" four times, including "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS "American Masters’" special on the American novel, and is widely taught.


Thursday Oct. 19  / Rebecca Makkai / 7 p.m. / Claver Recital Hall

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the short story collection Music for Wartime, which appeared in 2015, and of the novels The Hundred-Year House, winner of the Chicago Writers Association award, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut which has been translated into eight languages. Her short fiction won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2008-2011). The recipient of a 2014 NEA fellowship, Makkai is on the MFA faculty at Sierra Nevada college and has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Tin House, and Northwestern University.


Saturday Oct. 21 / Jimmy Santiago Baca / 7 p.m. / Claver Recital Hall

Jimmy Santiago Baca is an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano descent. While serving a five-year sentence in a maximum security prison, he learned to read and began to turn his life around, eventually emerging as a prolific artist of the spoken and written word. He is a winner of the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand, the story of which is now also a documentary by the same title.