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MFA Experience

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Upcoming Events

We are sorry to report that this event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Field Notes for the EarthboundApril 23, 2020

Join us in Dunseth Auditorium on the St. Charles campus on April 23, 2020 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to hear from fiction writer John Mauk.

Mauk is the author of Field Notes for the Earthbound, a collection of linked, magical realist fiction. Set in a small Midwest town in the 60's, the book tracks the hapless and hopeful paths of the town's young, as their lives are changed by new love and old curses, race cars and rock n roll, a girl who can fly and a witch so real she haunts you long after you've put the book down.

John Mauk Author

Light refreshments will be served, and event co-sponsor Left Bank Books will have books available for purchase and for Mauk to sign.

Feel free to contact Gillian Parrish, assistant professor, MFA in Writing program, with any questions. With the author's kind permission, Parrish is glad to send you a chapter of Mauk's book to better inform your questions about his writing process!


The event will take place in Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall on the St. Charles campus. Lindenwood University is located at 209 S. Kingshighway, north of Interstate 70 on First Capitol Drive. To get to Harmon Hall, enter campus by turning left on Watson Street from Kingshighway, one traffic light north of the main university entrance at First Capitol Drive and Kingshighway. On Watson Street, drive a tenth of a mile and take the third left into campus at Roemer Hall. Harmon Hall is on the right. Follow the road a short distance and turn right to access to building’s parking lot. Signs will be posted to mark the route.

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