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MFA Writing Residency on Star Island

Southern New Hampshire University

Sunday, June 19 to Saturday, June 25

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Six days of true retreat and inspiration for writing students enrolled in SNHU graduate program in writing. Visiting writer, David Carroll, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of three acclaimed natural histories: “The Year of the Turtle,” “Trout Reflections,” “Swamp Walker’s Journal.” He is also the author of a memoir, “Self-Portrait with Turtles,” and his fifth book, “Following the Water, a Hydromancer’s Notebook,” was a National Book Foundation finalist.

Registering for this conference

Apply to SNHU Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Nonfiction on or contact Diane Les Becquets, Assistant Director, (603) 668-2211 ext. 2538; Cell: (603) 724-5784

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