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Writers On Writing Series

The Mount Mary University Master of Arts in English program presents this series that brings best-selling authors to campus to talk about their published work, their process and their craft.

Mary-Liz ShawWriters On Writing: Presenting Mary-Liz Shaw

"Food and Literature"
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Helfaer Hall
Free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are appreciated.  For information or to reserve your place, contact Karen Murray at murrayk@mtmary.edu or 414-258-4810, Ext. 395.

About The Author

Mary-Liz Shaw is a longtime journalist and writer, a dedicated reader and a devout culinary experimenter. She started a column about books and food, “A Literal Feast,” for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel because she noticed that many writers seem to find food as interesting as she does. Mary-Liz now works as a copy editor for Reader’s Digest, but she continues to explore culinary and literary landscapes in her own fiction.

Shaw has a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and an MFA in children’s writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in Alimentum, a literary food journal, Cicada, a bi-monthly journal for young adults, and in the collection, Anthology: Realistic Fiction from Cicada. She is currently at work on two novels. Mary-Liz is Canadian, which explains her funny accent.

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Special Event:  Publishing Institute
Join us Saturday, November 15, 2014, for this special event featuring a panel discussion, breakout sessions with visiting authors, one-on-one sessions with agents, author readings, book signings, and special keynote by Bret Anthony Johnston, director of creative writing and Harvard University and award-winning author of Corpus Christi:  Stories.

Writers on Writing Series - The Writers on Writing series continues in April 2015, featuring Rebecca Rasmussen, author of the novel The Bird Sisters and English teacher at UCLA. 

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