Readings and Student Organizations

Tucson is a world-class literary city, with many literary offerings and happenings beyond the university. However, the University is home to both the UA Poetry Center (which administers the Poetry Reading & Lecture Series, and with which the MFA program is closely aligned) and the UA Prose Series. Founded in 2001, the UA Prose Series brings writers of distinction to the University of Arizona.

The Series is sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the Department of English, and presented in cooperation with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The Series has brought such writers as David Foster Wallace, Francine Prose, Isabelle Allende, Cristina Garcia, George Saunders, and Junot Diaz to the U of A campus.

Since the University of Arizona Poetry Center hosts most of our readings, they also archive them, and you can listen to many of them after-the-fact via Voca.

You might also be interested in the extensive Poetry Center reading series, which is where you'll find most of the poetry events.

The MFA Program also hosts two student-run reading series: WIP (Works in Progress) and Infuse, a series devoted to collaborations between writers and artists. 

Additionally, the MFA is home to Many Voices, a club founded in 2014 to provide social and professional support to graduate students of color in the University of Arizona’s creative writing MFA program. 


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