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Fellows Reading

2024 Wisconsin Institute For Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Community Room 301 & 302

Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing, poetry and fiction from the 2023-24 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows. This event will feature the work of Elijah Bean, Sadia Hassan, Gothataone Moeng, Mandy Moe Pwint Tu, and Ada Zhang. 

Elijah Bean

Elijah Bean

Elijah Bean (MFA: Columbia University) is the 2023-2024 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow. He is a poet and graphic designer from Huntsville, Alabama, whose poems have appeared in the Boston Review and Callaloo. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Parsons School of Design, and he interchangeably backbones his creative process and teaching strategies with literature, visual art, and ethnography.

Sadia Hassan

Sadia Hassan

Sadia Hassan (MFA: University of Mississippi) is the 2023-2024 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow. She is a southern-raised Somali writer whose work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewPoetry NorthwestBRINKGeorgia Review, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. Her chapbook Enumeration was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani as part of the New Generation African Poets series. Hassan is currently working on a debut collection of poetry.

Gothataone Moeng

Gothataone Moeng

Gothataone Moeng (MFA: University of Mississippi) is the 2023-2024 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow. She is the author of the story collection Call and Response (Viking). She was a 2022-2023 Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a 2018-2020 Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University. Her writing has also received fellowships and support from Tin House, where she was a 2019 Summer Workshop scholar, and from A Public Space, where she was a 2016 Emerging Writer Fellow. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, the Virginia Quarterly ReviewAmerican Short FictionOne StoryA Public Space and the Oxford American, amongst others. She was born in Serowe, Botswana.

Mandy Moe Pwint Tu

Mandy Moe Pwint Tu

Mandy Moe Pwint Tu (MFA: University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the 2023-2024 Hoffman-Halls Emerging Artist Fellow in Poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Longleaf ReviewGuernicaBeloit Poetry Journal, among others, and has been supported by the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Monsoon Daughter and Unsprung. She is from Yangon, Myanmar.

Ada Zhang

Ada Zhang

Ada Zhang (MFA: Iowa Writers’ Workshop) is the 2023-2024 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow. Her short stories have appeared in A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. In 2023, she was selected as a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree. Her first book The Sorrows of Others appeared in 2023 from A Public Space Books