Three visiting creative writers, all of whom are recent alumni, will visit campus on behalf of the Creative Writing Division on April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Bears’ Den.
All of these individuals are engaged in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, each focusing on a different genre: Ananda Holton 2011 (creative non-fiction), Amber Hyppolite 2010 (fiction) and Ian O’Neill 2008 (poetry). They will work with students in classes and each give a reading of his/her work.
Holton, Ursinus Class of 2011, will complete her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Sarah Lawrence College this spring. This past summer she interned at Folio Literary Management, a publishing agency in New York City. She is currently working on her thesis consisting of stories told from the perspective of an artist’s daughter. She plans to travel back to Europe after graduation, with a focus on travel memoirs.
Hyppolite is a 2010 Ursinus graduate. She holds a masters degree in Creative Writing from The New School. Twice she has been a manuscript reviewer for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Competition through Publisher’s Weekly. Currently Amber works as a paralegal at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. She lives in New York City.
O’Neill is currently pursuing his MFA in poetry at Rosemont College. He graduated from Ursinus in 2008 with a focus in creative writing.