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MFA Visiting Writers

Christy Crutchfield

Christy Crutchfield is the author of the novel How to Catch a Coyote. Her work has appeared in Tin HouseMississippi ReviewSalt Hill Journal, and other journals. She is on the editorial staff of Juked and teaches writing at Western New England University.

Anya Yurchyshyn

Anya Yurchyshyn is the author of My Dead Parents: A Memoir, which was published in 2018. Her writing has appeared in Esquire,GrantaN+1 and NOON, and was included in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she also taught writing.

Mira Bartók (Write Here, Write Now)

Mira Bartók is an artist and writer, and the creator of The Wonderling: Songcatcher, the first book in an illustrated middle-grade fantasy series (Candlewick Press 2017). The Wonderling will also be a movie, directed by award-winning British director, Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader, etc.), and produced by Working Title Films and Fox2000. Mira is also the author of The Memory Palace, a New York Times bestselling memoir and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She has written numerous books on ancient and indigenous cultures for children (The Ancient and Living Stencil Series), and her writing for adults has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in many literary journals, magazines and anthologies. 

S for Sentence

Poets think in lines, prose writers in sentences; the best of both work from sound to sense, with an ear for the music in their compositions. S for Sentence celebrates lyricism in prose, the play and craft at work in the artful sentence. We post a sentence from a piece of literature, accompanied by comments from one of our visiting writers on the craft that shapes it, on what makes it great.