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Writers Reading: Hear Renowned Catholic Writers James Matthew Wilson and Joshua Hren in February

Joshua Hren and James Matthew WilsonIn celebration of the launch of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of St. Thomas-Houston, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend two events in February. Learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing through these two events scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9 and 10.

The MFA in Creative Writing combines intense and invigorating workshops with a series of Catholic literacy and intellectual tradition seminars. You will also have a chance to meet Professors James Matthew Wilson and Joshua Hren, who are renowned Catholic literary writers. These two considerable talents developed and teach the program.

Wilson, director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program, has published 10 of his books, among them four collections of poems.  Assistant Professor Hren is the founder and publisher of Wiseblood Books, perhaps the most distinguished and ambitious small literary presses of our day.  He has published two collections of short stories, and is writing his first novel.

Writer Reading: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9

Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, to attend a Writer Reading in Doherty Library, featuring James Matthew Wilson and Joshua Hren.  If you cannot attend in person, view the livestream at  https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/99725229517.  A reception will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.

MFA in Creative Writing Info Session: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10

On Thursday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m., in Doherty Library, prospective students can learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing — a 30-hour online program with two optional, low residency programs — at a free information session led by Co-founders and Professors Wilson and Hren. This program can be completed in as little as two years and is currently the most affordable such program in the country. The Feb. 10 event is open to the public. No RSVP is required. Learn more at www.stthom.edu/mfa.