Writers On Writing Series
The Mount Mary University Master of Arts in English program presents this series that brings best-selling authors to campus to talk about their published work, their process and their craft.
Writers on Writing: Featuring Chrissy Kolaya
Monday, March 27, 2017
Stiemke Hall (located in Caroline Hall)
Poet and fiction writer Chrissy Kolaya’s was recognized by Booklist for adeptly building “a magnetizing, deeply perceptive tale of the clash between outsiders and insiders, personal obsession and family, tradition and change, dream and delusion” in her debut novel Charmed Particles. Her work has been included in the anthologies New Sudden Fiction (Norton), Fiction on a Stick (Milkweed Editions), and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, as well as in a number of literary journals.
Kolaya has received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony summer scholarship, an Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies fellowship, a Loft Mentor Series Award in Poetry, and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Lake Region Arts Council, and the University of Minnesota. She teaches writing at the University of Minnesota Morris, where she’s one of the co-founders of the Prairie Gate Literary Festival.