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Please join us for an evening with UC Irvine MFA students as they read from their work.
Readers will include Leandro Fefer, Lauren Swift, Maggie Love and Steve Bankert.
Leandro Fefer is from Seattle, Washington. He is highly skeptical of golf and Burning Man. Leandro enjoys rock climbing, Rap Music, and New York Times podcasts. His background is in journalism, addiction, and bar tending and he holds a BA in communications from Whittier college. Leandro loves you, and hopes you find fulfillment in life.
Before jettisoning upon Orange County for the UC Irvine MFA program, Lauren Swift earned her MA in English at UC Davis. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared with Cimarron Review, North American Review, The Rumpus, The 2River View, Utterance Journal, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of Academy of American Poets Prizes in 2016 and 2019, and her winning poems can be found on Poets.org.
Maggie Love is from Charlotte, North Carolina. Before moving to Irvine, she lived in New York City for five years and worked, most recently, as a web developer.
Steve Bankert grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and attended the University of Delaware, earning degrees in Creative Writing and Economics. He received the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2015, and his work has been published in a handful of Mid-Atlantic journals. When he's not writing poems about bugs or teaching poetry, Steve likes to coach and compete in Street Fighter gaming tournaments