It's IFOA time again and the University of Guelph MFA is everywhere. Current featured grad Sheniz Janmohamed will be hosting several sessions at this year's festival, and graduate Sarah Pinder will be reading on Sunday, October 23, as part of the Interrupting Familiar Spaces event.
Then, of course, there's our big birthday soiree:
Join hosts Michael Winter and Catherine Bush to celebrate the 10th anniversary of University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program, whose faculty, alumni, and students have been pushing boundaries―being reckless!―for the past ten years.
This evening of daring and vision will include readings and performances from Griffin Poetry Prize winner Liz Howard, Giller Prize nominee Zoe Whittall, and recent RBC Taylor Emerging Writers Award winner Adnan Khan. Performances from Andrea Thompson, Motion, and Mark Marczyk, whose repertoire includes spoken word and music, will have you spellbound. Ayelet Tsabari, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, will read alongside David Brock, winner of the Herman Voaden Canadian National Playwriting Award. Graduates will be joined on stage by acclaimed faculty members Judith Thompson and Shani Mootoo.
A reception will follow the event.