Writers on Writing: Kathryn Ma

Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Photo of Kathryn Ma
Kathryn Ma reads from and discusses her debut novel The Year She Left Us (Harper, 2014). In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes: "Ma's first novel is a sweeping success -- a standout from the many novels about Chinese assimilation and the families of Chinese immigrants -- with a fascinating protagonist." Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Ma is the daughter of parents who emigrated from China. Her stories have appeared in the Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Northwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Slice, Southwest Review, Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. She was a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has taught in the Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing at University of Oregon. In 2011, she was a distinguished writer-in-residence at Saint Mary’s College of California.

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public on Mondays this semester. Taught by Peter Orner, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.