It's been a while. Remember the Writers Speak series of readings? Back before Covid. From the M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton. With refreshments. A chance to talk. Maybe books to flip through.
Now the program is offering an open house at the campus's Lichtenstein Center, complete with readings by faculty and students. It starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 in Chancellors Hall, with the readings following in the Rakoff Studio.
Among the faculty writers taking part will be Amy Hempel, the author of the story collection "Reasons to Live," Susan Scarf Merrell, whose latest novel is "Shirley," based on the life of Shirley Jackson, and Christian McLean, whose work has appeared in journals such as The Rumpus.
The open house aims to shed light on the curriculum, admissions, and financial aid, and of course offers a chance to chat up creative writing students and professors.
Registration is online at stonybrook.edu/mfa. Mr. McLean has more information at [email protected] or 631-632-5007.