The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will conclude its Spring 2016 Writers in Camden series on Wednesday, April 20th, with a reading by Karen Russell.

Karen Russell is the author of the story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the novella Sleep Donation, and the novel Swamplandia!, which was named one of the five best fiction books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review and honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program (SOA ’06), a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. 

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building.  All readings, which are free and open to the public, are followed by a question and answer session and reception with the authors.

The Writers in Camden series is sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Art Works.