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Hanna Pylväinen and Rachel Richardson Alumni Reading
Hanna Pylväinen graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a postgraduate Zell Fellow. She is the recipient of residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachussetts. Her first novel, We Sinners, is forthcoming from Henry Holt in August 2012. She is from suburban Detroit.
Rachel Richardson is the author of Copperhead (Carnegie Mellon, 2011). She grew up in Berkeley, California, and earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she won the Theodore Roethke Prize. She also received an MA in Folklore from the University of North Carolina and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. Her poems have appeared in the Southern Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She has taught in several prisons, public schools, and universities, and now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her family.
Location: Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA