Chatham University

The Melanie Brown Lecturer Series

The Melanie Brown Lecturer Series is one of the exciting opportunities for aspiring writers to meet established authors, specifically writers of fiction, through Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program. The Melanie Brown Lecturer is presented each year through the generosity of The Melanie and Fred R. Brown Endowed Fund.

Melanie Brown was inspired by the MFA program’s emphasis on nurturing creative writers in part through place-based writing. The selection of each year’s Melanie Brown Lecturer is guided by the desire to highlight fiction writers with a strong sense of place in her or his writing. Students will have opportunities to interact with the Melanie Brown Lecturer both in and out of the classroom.

Alix Ohlin

2014 Melanie Brown Lecturer
Alix Ohlin

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Alix Ohlin is the author of four books, most recently SIGNS AND WONDERS and INSIDE, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named a best book of the year by,, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She lives in Easton, PA and teaches at Lafayette College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Lecture Date: September 25, 2014


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