by Dana Byerwalter One of the major draws of the MFA of the Americas is that you travel abroad during your June residency. When I learned the 2018 destination would be Rio de Janeiro, I was excited for all the residency entailed: lectures from visiting writers, in-person workshops, museum visits to take in the local … Continue reading Cristo Redentor
A short story inspired by Emmy Kirk’s time in Rio, Brazil.
By Carley Fockler Second semester student and Assistant to Art Editor Waking up to a canary singing sounds better than it is. If A.M is in the title, it's far too early in the day for me. But, after a sprinkling of seeds in his dish, the bird falls silent. I look through his bars … Continue reading One Way Streets: Ipanema
By Mary T. Duerksen The photo and audio clip provided come from our second semester student Mary. Listen to the sounds of Rio in the morning, from construction, to dogs barking, to the buzz of a beautiful city.
Our short hiatus was due to a very exciting trip!
My blue stockings fit well with the ornate carpet on the second floor of the Marriott. As I sit against the wall waiting for the first panel to open its doors, a rush of thankful emotions drowns out the hum of the crowd. How did I end up at the Association of Writers & Writing … Continue reading State of the Obra: Transitions, Traditions, & Connections Between
". . . Nafisi went on to speak for more than an hour, apologizing over and over again for her digressions and off-topic assays that were very clearly borne of a tremendous passion."