News From The Buckeye State: Ohio State MFA Alums Return Home for Book Festival

COLUMBUS, OH – In celebration of seven—count ‘em, seven!—alumni with new books in 2012, Ohio State University is hosting its first ever MFA Alumni Bookfair & Festival this weekend, September 14-16. In addition to readings and signings, the weekend is also slated to include Q & A’s, panel discussions on print and online publishing, and a gala event featuring indie rock “also-rans” (and the subject of Joe Ostreich’s memoir, Hitless Wonder), Watershed.

Featured guests include:

Christopher Coake (’04), You Came Back (Grand Central)

Michael Kardos (’03), The Three-Day Affair (Grove/Atlantic/Mysterious)

Joe Oestreich (’07), Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll (Lyons Press)

Catherine Pierce (’03), The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia)

Letitia Trent (’07), One Perfect Bird (Sundress)

Claire Vaye Watkins (’11), Battleborn (Riverhead)

Betsy Wheeler (’05), Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room (National Poetry Review Press)

Bookfair kicks off Friday at 2:30 in the Oxley Thompson Library. For a full list of events, check the OSU English Event Page

-joshua kleinberg