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Jan 19

The Mark Webster Reading Series: Doug LeCours (Fiction), Kemi Falodun (Fiction)

The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. MFA second-year students in fiction and poetry, each introduced by a peer, will share a sample of their work. Friends, family, and members of the Ann Arbor community are welcome to attend the readings both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. 

Doug LeCours is an MFA candidate in fiction at the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. His critical writing has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail. Before moving to Ann Arbor he worked as a contemporary dancer and choreographer in New York City. 

Kemi Falodun is a writer, journalist, and editor from Owo, Nigeria. Her writing explores mental health, social justice, disorders, and culture, particularly photography and film. She is an alumna of the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop and the Ebedi Writers Residency. She participated in the Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip (Borders Within II) and text from her essay chapbook "A Life in Transit" was exhibited in Lagos and New York. She received a fellowship from One World Media, won the 2023 Henfield Prize in Fiction, and a Hopwood Award (David Porter Award for Excellence in Journalism). Kemi’s work has been published in Al Jazeera, Catapult, The Guardian UK, Guernica, Africa is a Country and several platforms across the world. In 2020, she co-started the POBIN Project to document stories of police brutality in Nigeria. She’s currently an MFA student in fiction at the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.

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