UNO MFA Writers Reading Series (Gold Room)
UNO MFA January Readers include:
Christy Lorio is a second year creative nonfiction student. Her work has been featured in print or online at Barren Magazine, Oxford American, Roxane Gay’s Butter Blog for The Toast, and Ellipsis. A former editor of UNO’s own Driftwood, Christy has also worked as a freelance writer for the past 10 years for local publications such as The Times-Picayune, New Orleans Magazine, Gambit, and more. She is a New Orleans area native and currently resides uptown with two dogs, one husband, and a healthy amount of cats.
Ross Nervig is a writer living in New Orleans and a founding editor of Revolver, a literary arts collective based in St. Paul, MN. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Bluestem Journal, Bayou Magazine, Southwest Review, Adroit Journal and Huffington Post. He is currently a MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of New Orleans. In 2018, he received the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop's Ernest and Shirley Svenson Award for Fiction.
Greta Hayer is currently an MFA student at the University of New Orleans. Her work has appeared in Into the Ruins, Pilcrow & Dagger, Collisions, and The Goliard, and her poem, "Eve," won the Vonna Hicks Adrian prize for poetry in 2016. She lives in New Orleans with her cat and her inner demons.
Betsy Housten is a Jersey-born, Brooklyn-bred double Sagittarius writer and massage therapist in her third year at the Creative Writing Workshop. Her poems and essays have appeared in over 25 publications in print and online, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net. The winner of the 2018 Academy of American Poets / Andrea Saunders Gereighty Award, and a two-time finalist for the Samuel Mockbee Nonfiction Award, she currently serves as Associate Poetry Editor for Bayou Magazine.