The Mountainview MFA Presents: Assignment Magazine Issue #5

September 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
Mountainview MFA

The Mountainview MFA Presents: Assignment Magazine Issue #5
A launch event for Assignment Magazine Issue #5, Houseguests. Hosted by Adam Wilson, the event will feature short readings by:

Nadia Owusu
Spencer Wise
Ariel Lewiton
John Vercher
Margaret McNellis

Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award. Simon & Schuster will publish her first book, “Aftershocks,” a work of literary creative nonfiction, in 2020. She is a graduate of the Mountainview MFA, where she is currently on faculty.

Spencer Wise, author of The Emperor of Shoes (HarperCollins), has also contributed work to Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, The Cincinnati Review, The Literary Review, and The New Ohio Review He is an assistant professor at Augusta University in Augusta, Ga
Ariel Lewiton’s essays, stories, and criticism have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Vice, Guernica, Tin House online,Ninth Letter, and elsewhere She is a contributing writer for Amtrak’s The National, a contributing editor at Guernica, and runs literary marketing for Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival She has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and lives in Brooklyn, NY

John Vercher’s debut novel, Three-Fifths, launches September 10th from Agora Books, the new diversity-focused imprint of Polis Books. He is a graduate of The Mountainview MFA.

Margaret McNellis earned her MA in English and Creative Writing from SNHU in 2015 Her short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Dual Coast Magazine, The Copperfield Review, and The Penman Review. She is a graduate of the Mountainview MFA.