The 40th Anniversary of the MFA Program for Writers is just around the corner! Come join us in Swannanoa for a day-long celebration of the program, featuring faculty/alumni panels, an evening gala with dinner and dancing—and a silent auction!

This week’s sampling of items you can bid on at the silent auction:



Novel Manuscript Review from Dean Bakopoulos—up to four hundred pages, focusing on pacing, structure, character, and plot, with a 10-20 page single-spaced, packet-style letter and one follow-up exchange. (And is there anyone among us who doesn’t long for another packet-style letter?)












Book Club visit with Joan Silber in New York Csilber.jpgity or via Skype! Consider getting a group of Wallies together and turn this one into a mini-Bookshop!











CPhillipsFOWAnd Across Our Faces, a signed and numbered limited-edition chapbook, from Carl Phillips, published by Aureole Press in 2015, and specially inscribed by Phillips for the 40th Anniversary. This chapbook, with 5 poems, is truly a work of art, with illustrations of microscopic plankton printed in two colors on specialty paper.




And that’s not all—next week, see which Boston-based faculty member is offering a book club in-person or Skype visit. Working on an essay? Don’t miss next week’s auction teaser to find out which faculty member will read and respond to it. And if you didn’t see last week’s offerings, take a look at the Friends of Writers blog to see what you missed.

Not able to make it to Swannanoa this year? Consider buying in advance at the fixed Swannanoa Superstar price by midnight June 25 and the item is yours (Swannanoa Superstar prices released on June 13: check back!)



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