MFA Reading Tuesday, February 27th 4:45-6:15 Cheng Library Auditorium Current graduate students in the English Department’s M.F.A. in Creative & Professional Writing program will read their fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and discuss their writing process. Joseph Dumas Monday, March 26th 12:30-2:00 Cheng Library Auditorium Writer Joseph Dumas, a retired freelance journalist, spent 20-years working for a range of magazines and newspapers, including “The Times of London,”; AARP’s “Modern Maturity,” “People,” “Black Enterprise,” “Esquire” and “Playboy.” For a decade, he was a contributing columnist in “Black Enterprise” magazine. Joseph Dumas will be discussing his time as a travel writer and his writing process within various genres. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, he attended The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and lives in New York City. Presently, he is writing a non-fiction narrative about shamanism. Seth Graves Wednesday, April 4th 3:30-4:30 Atrium Auditorium (Room 144) Writer and writing teacher Seth Graves will discuss his work as a poet, journalist, and as the faculty advisor at The New School for the The Riggio Honors Writing Program's undergraduate journal, 12th Street, which a few years ago won the AWP award for best journal design and content. He's associate editor of Coldfront, an online journal that publishes poetry reviews, essays on pop music by American poets, and a section called This Morning, which recommends a poem a day from across the web. Seth works as a writing program administrator, or WPA, as Program Coordinator of Writing and Great Works in Baruch College's English department. He is a teaching fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and teaches rhetoric at City College. Professor Chris Weaver’s Student Presentations Tuesday, April 24th 12:25-1:50 and Thursday, April 26th 12:25-1:50 Atrium Auditorium (Room 144) “Zombies, Vampires, and Deals with the Devil.” Students in Professor Weaver’s Experiences in Literature class present 10 minute video essays on different elements of the horror genre. Students will show their videos and then discuss the process of writing and editing for video and how it compares with writing and editing the same project for a traditional paper.