Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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Biography

Maurice Carlos Ruffin's work has appeared in Unfathomable City: a New Orleans Atlas, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Callaloo, Massachusetts Review, LitHub, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He is winner of the Iowa Review Fiction Award, the So to Speak Journal Short Story Award, and the William Faulkner Competition for Novel in Progress. He is also a member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance. Maurice's novel, We Cast A Shadow, will be published by One World/Random House in 2019.

 

 


Schedule

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Book Talk
Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans (editor)

For the last twenty-five years, the fiction writers in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans have met on Monday nights to share and discuss their work, to study and enhance the craft of their calling. Not all the stories contained in this volume were produced for, and displayed in, Monday-night workshop, but all the writers included here devoted three years of Monday nights to sharpening their literary talents. This book celebrates the writers they have become. 

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