The annual fall reading, sponsored by the Council of Writers, is one that MFAs look forward to each year. During this reading, they get to hear each other’s work across genres and across years.
The evening was unseasonably warm and the rain held off for the event which was held on the rooftop restaurant atop the famed, possibly haunted, Morgantown Hotel. COW President Meredith Jeffers welcomed students, professors, and guests, and proceeded to hand the mic off to third-year students. After readings by Whit Arnold, Kelsey Liebenson-Morse, Sarah Munroe, Andrea Ruggirello, and Megan Fahey, second-year students were invited to read. Natalie Homer, Bryce Berkowitz, Meredith Jeffers, and Maggie Montague entertained the crowd with lively poetry and prose about things such as baby teeth, mothers, and home. We were delighted that many first-year students took the opportunity to read as well, including Jacob Block, Evan Kertman, Heather Myers, and Thomas Martin.
Afterwards, students and guests were able to mingle, enjoy food and drinks, and congratulate each other on a reading well done.
First and second year MFA students enjoying a lovely evening and the great view of Morgantown.