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Mar 22

The Mark Webster Reading Series: Claudia Creed (Poetry), Courtney DuChene (Poetry)

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. 

Claudia Creed is a British and American poet, theatre-maker, and trained clown based out of London. She is currently studying for an MFA in poetry at the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she received a Hopwood Award for Graduate Poetry. She has worked as a writer and performer for The Goat Exchange theater company.

Courtney DuChene is a poet, journalist, and essayist based in Philadelphia, PA. A current MFA candidate in the Helen Zell Writers program, her work has been recognized and supported by the Hopwood Awards, the Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. Her poems, essays, and interviews have been published or are forthcoming in Philadelphia Stories, Paper Dragon, Glass Mountain, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Millions.

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