Visiting Writers MFA students have several opportunities to hear from and work with nationally known authors invited to work with our students, at the Summer Writing Workshop or on campus. Water~Stone/MFA Visiting Writers Once per year, sometimes twice, we host visiting writers on campus. During this time the author gives a public reading, meets with students at the advanced level of their programs in a Master Class, and participates in a public interview conducted by a member of the faculty and an MFA student selected by the faculty member. The interview is videotaped, transcribed, edited, and published in the next issue of Water~Stone Review. SPRING 2015 Hamline hosts Visiting Writer Kevin Moffett Kevin Moffett is the author of two story collections, Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events. He has received the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. The Silent History, a collaborative multi-part narrative he’s written with Matt Derby and Eli Horowitz, was released as an app for mobile devices in 2012, and in book form from FSG in 2014. He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s and his stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, the Harvard Review, American Short Fiction, the Chicago Tribune, the Believer, A Public Space, and in three editions of The Best American Short Stories (2006, 2009, and 2010). Learn more about Kevin at www.kevinmoffett.org. Public ReadingTuesday, April 14 2 a7:00 p.m. The reading will be held in the Kay Fredericks Room (Klas Center third floor). View a campus map. Paid visitor parking is available in the Anderson Center underground ramp. Street parking is also available east and south of campus. This event is free and open to the public.