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MFA Visiting Writers

Dan Bevacqua

Dan Bevacqua received his MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His work has appeared in the New Orleans Review, Tweed's Magazine of Literature and Art, The New Inquiry, and Gigantic. He is the fiction editor at JERRY Magazine, and lives in Northampton, MA.

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the author of 21 books of fiction and non-fiction for adults, Young Adults, and children, including The Deep End of the Ocean, the first selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, translated into over 30 languages, with more than 3 million copies in print.

Mitchard’s novels have won or been short-listed for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, The Bram Stoker Award, The Shirley Jackson Award, and the UK’s Talkabout Prize, and have included four New York Times bestsellers. She has also authored an essay collection (Dispatches from the Mother Ship) and a memoir, Mother Less Child.

A book editor and professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Miami University of Ohio, Mitchard lives on Cape Cod with her family, where she is at work on her twelfth novel for adults.