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OxMag Spring Street Readings – Spring 2024

Please join us in person or via zoom.

Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 8pm

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 – 7pm

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 – 7pm

Each month, Oxford Magazine hosts its Spring Street Reading Series featuring performances from Miami University’s Creative Writing MFA students.

They take place in the English Department’s Bachelor Hall Reading Room (BAC 337) and via Zoom. The zoom links for these and all other creative writing events are available on the English Department Events Calendar, as well as information about specific readers. We update the calendar with new events frequently, so check it out.

Dan Remoto Book Launch

We heard a short preview of Dan Remoto’s powerful writing during our successful annual charity event, Writers Harvest. Too short.

So please join the Creative Writing Program for a fiction reading with Dan Remoto, who will read from his new book, The Heart of SummerPenguin Random House Southeast Asia) at Miami on Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30pm in BAC 337. (Zoom attendees, please register here.)

Dan Remoto is a current MFA student at Miami. 

Dan Remoto’s new book, The Heart of Summer: Stories and Tales, is available for order here and published by Penguin Random House Southeast Asia
The book has been described as

“A collection of short fiction on love, longing and loss written in the realist and fantastic modes. A young boy and his sisters gather beautiful shells on the beach as mementos of a country they will leave behind.”

Danton Remoto has published a novel called Riverrun and a book of stories called The Heart of Summer with Penguin Random House Southeast Asia. He studied at Rutgers University and the University of Stirling in the UK. He is an MFA Poetry student at Miami University. 

Please join us for our Miami University Annual Writer’s Harvest reading and art auction for hunger. November 21, 2023

UPDATE: Writer’s Harvest benefit reading and art auction raised over a thousand dollars and still coming in for TOPSS, Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). It featured wonderful readings from Miami University MFA graduate students and was organized by the creative writing program students and faculty along with Western College. Creative writing director Brian Ascalon Roley hosted, with artist Billy Simms handling the art auction. While this event is held annually around Thanksgiving, TOPSS’s efforts are year round and it’s still not too late to donate on their website. Thanks to everyone.

Note: One of our Writers Harvest readers, Danton Remoto, is having a book launch here at Miami University (and also on Zoom) on Feb 22, 2024, so keep an eye out here and on our events list. More spring events will be added to the calendar soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Writer’s Harvest 2022

UPDATE: Writer’s Harvest benefit reading and art auction raised over a thousand dollars for TOPSS, Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). It featured readings from Miami University MFA graduate students and was organized by the English/CW program students and faculty along with Western College, hosted by creative writing director Brian Roley. Special thanks to K Anand-Gall and Billy Simms. While this event is held annually around Thanksgiving, TOPSS’s efforts are year round and it’s still not to late to donate on their website. Thanks to everyone.

Writer’s Harvest Nov 21, 2022 6pm, zoom
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Virtual Student Reading — “Annabel Lee” read by Cosette Gunther

National Poetry Month 2020

To kick off this week, we have another virtual student reading! Today, Cosette Gunther (a first year and member of the editorial staff for inklings) is reading a favorite poem of hers — “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe — and discusses a little bit about why she loves Poe’s poetry.

Virtual Student Reading: 19 by Madi McGirr

National Poetry Month 2020

Here is the first in a series of student creative writing readings. Sophomore Madi McGirr reads her poem “19” which is after the poem “21” by Patrick Roche. You can read this poem as well as other poems and art by Madi in this year’s forthcoming issue of the Femellectual.