From Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program:
Please join us to support your peers and the wonderful work they’ve been doing this year! We all know how hard grad school can be, so let’s get together and applaud our friends for slogging through and being amazing, both as writers and as humans.
Mari Christmas received her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Haverford College in 2008 and entered the M.F.A program in Creative Writing at Notre Dame in 2012. She is currently focused on writing fiction, although she worries it’s just an excuse to use Wikipedia as a primary source.
Leo Costigan grew up in the suburbs of southern New Jersey. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English where he headed up the sales department of the school’s music label. He has worked for a winery, a discount liquor mart, and a law office, often borrowing details from these settings for his short stories. He has taught high school English in West Philadelphia and has played bass guitar for a handful of South Jerseyian bands. In 2011, he was awarded a Summer Scholar grant from Saint Joseph’s University for his short story collection titled: Toner.
Emily Grecki grew up in Queens, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and French from Amherst College in 2010. While at Amherst she was an editor and contributing writer for Pepper, a magazine of book reviews, and was published in Circus, a literary magazine. She was also an intern for the literary magazine The Common and is currently a reader for fiction submitted to the magazine. Before being accepted to the Notre Dame MFA program, she worked in the Education Group of Scholastic Inc. Her main focus is writing fiction, but she is also interested in poetry and theatre, especially where and how these forms differ and overlap in expression.
Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library