Columbia Selects

March 03, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us Thursday, March 3rd at 7 pm, for our stellar Columbia Selects lineup:

Madeline Stevens is from Boring, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Scribd, Blunderbuss Magazine, Nailed Magazine, and People Holding. She lives in Brooklyn where she hosts and curates the Sundays at Erv’s reading series in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. She is writing a novel that deals with issues of class and female sexuality. Follow @madeli63 on Twitter or visit

Keegan Lester is a poet splitting time between New York City and Morgantown, West Virginia. His work recently appeared in PowderKeg, Boaat, The Journal, Tinderbox, CutBank and Sixth Finch among others and has been been featured on NPR and Coldfront. His manuscript “We Both Go together if One Falls Down” was a finalist for the 2016 Georgia Poetry Prize. He is the cofounder and poetry editor for the journal Souvenir Lit. He preforms monthly with with the New York City Poetry Brothel. Follow him @keeganMLester on twitter or @kml2157 on instagram.

Suzanne Dottino’s fiction, interviews and reviews have appeared in The American, Esopus.Com,, St. Petersburg Review, Springhouse Journal, The Brooklyn Rail and others. Her plays have been published by She is the founder and editor of

Your host this month is Emily Austin.

What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success.
Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.

About the Series: Columbia Faculty Selects

First Thursday of every month