MFA Annual Faculty Reading Event


The annual MFA Faculty reading at the the Baton Rouge Gallery takes place on Sunday, September 13th at 4 pm at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Come join us for a spectacular multi-media afternoon as faculty from LSU’s graduate Creative Writing program take the stage for an unforgettable event. 

Jason Buch:

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Jason Buch is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting and New Media at LSU. He received his B.S. in Computer Science in 1999 from the University of South Florida and his M.F.A. in Film, Theatre and Communications Arts in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. Jason served as an Associate Producer on the Telly award winning PBS documentary American Creole: New Orleans Reunion. He wrote and directed the interactive iPhone app So You’re Dating a Vampire and is currently in Post-Production on the first season of his web series, Arceneaux. Jason lives in New Orleans with three cats, a dog, and his fiancée, Stephanie. 

Zack Godshall:


Zack Godshall makes films about unsung people and places that exist along the fringes of culture. His subjects range from claim adjusters working in post-Katrina New Orleans to divinely inspired folk architects. His first two narrative films, Low and Behold and Lord Byron, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his documentaries have played on The Documentary Channel and garnered awards at film festivals around the country. Zack’s written work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Louisiana Field Guide published by LSU Press, and the film journal Hammer To Nail.  He is currently an assistant professor of screenwriting in the Department of English at LSU.


Laura Mullen


Laura Mullen is the author of seven books: Enduring Freedom (2012), Dark Archive (2011), Murmur (2007), Subject (2005), After I Was Dead (1999), The Tales of Horror (1999), and The Surface (1991), which was a National Poetry Series selection. A new collection, Complicated Grief, is forthcoming from Solid Objects Press in fall 2015. Mullen’s honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She is the McElveen Professor in English and Director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University.


Joshua Wheeler:


Joshua Wheeler is from Alamogordo, New Mexico. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California, New Mexico State University and has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa. His essays have appeared in The Missouri Review, Harper’s, BuzzFeed, [Pank] and many others. He co-edited the anthology We Might as Well Call it the Lyric Essay and his first book, Acid West, is forthcoming from FSG. This year he joins LSU as an Assistant Professor and in the fall will teach ENGL 2025: Fiction (The New Novella) and a graduate Creative Nonfiction workshop (ENGL 7001).

Each presenter will premiere new work. This event is free and open to the public.