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Students/graduates of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars (ranked as one of the top three programs of its kind by Poets & Writers Magazine) read from recent work.

Willa Carroll, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Liz Arnold, Jeremy Oldfield, Robert Hansmann, Lisa Alexander, Hannah Tennant-Moore, Jennifer Acker, Julia Lichtblau, Reyna Clancy, Alex Dawson, and the acclaimed poet/Bennington professor Timothy Liu.

The work of student participants has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Guardian, Tin House, n+1, The Sun, Mississippi Review, Gulf Coast, Tricycle, Cimarron Review, Surface, The Best Buddhist Writing, Mary Magazine, Tuesday Journal, Ploughshares, One Story, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Oxford American, and the 2010 anthology New Stories From the South.

The Raconteur is a bookstore in central New Jersey known for its eclectic in-store programming and literary road shows. It has been called "a literary center of gravity" by The New York Times, "a literary landmark" by Time Out New York, and a "literary sanctuary" by the London Guardian.

Labeled "Best Literary Venue" in Manhattan by New York Magazine and The Village Voice, the iconic KGB Bar, once the expat meeting house of Ukrainian socialists, has grown over the last decade into one of the choicest venues for literary talent. Ricky Moody, Susan Orlean, Michael Cunningham, Joyce Carol Oates, Luc Sante, Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Lethem have all appeared on its hallowed stage

Added by raconteur bookshop on December 8, 2010

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