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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.


Upcoming Events

Dasha Kelly 
Dasha Kelly is returning to Mount Mary's campus for a dynamic spoken-word performance on Monday, November 21 at 12:00 noon in Caroline Student Lounge. Dasha is a writer, performer, social entrepreneur, and carrot cake connoisseur. As a poet and novelist, her writings have appeared in anthologies, text books, magazines and online. Come join us to witness Dasha's infectious testimony to the power of the written and spoken word. Students are welcome to bring their lunches.


Writers on Writing: Featuring Chrissy Kolaya
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Stiemke Hall (located in Caroline Hall)

Chrissy Kolaya

Chrissy Kolaya
Poet and fiction writer Chrissy Kolaya’s was recognized by Booklist for adeptly building “a magnetizing, deeply perceptive tale of the clash between outsiders and insiders, personal obsession and family, tradition and change, dream and delusion” in her debut novel Charmed Particles. Her work has been included in the anthologies New Sudden Fiction (Norton), Fiction on a Stick (Milkweed Editions), and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, as well as in a number of literary journals.

Kolaya has received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony summer scholarship, an Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies fellowship, a Loft Mentor Series Award in Poetry, and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Lake Region Arts Council, and the University of Minnesota. She teaches writing at the University of Minnesota Morris, where she’s one of the co-founders of the Prairie Gate Literary Festival.

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