MFA Alum, Mike Creeden, launched his debut novel to a full house at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Creative Writing MFA Program Director, Les Standiford, and wife, Kimberly, host the annual potluck gathering to welcome new MFA students into the program.
Ann Hood is the bestselling author of the novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Red Thread. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was chosen as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a NYT editor's choice. She's received two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, and a Best American Travel Writing Award. Her new novel, The Book That Matters Most, is due out in August.
Lauren Grodstein is the author of the New York Times-bestseller, A Friend of the Family, and the Washington Post Book of the Year, The Explanation for Everything. Her new novel, Sometimes at Night, will be out in March 2017 (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill). Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and her articles and essays have been included in Columbia Magazine, The New York Times, Post Road, Gourmet, and Salon. She directs the MFA program at Rutgers University.
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