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Make a time with David Stuart MacLean and Tonya Suther on the Nelson /Boswell reading series.

La Sociedad Para Las Artes at New Mexico State University invites you to an afternoon reading with NMSU alumnus and award-winning writer David Stuart MacLean and MFA -Poetry Candidate Tonya Suther. Come and listen to the amazing work these scholars are doing and learn something from them.

David Stuart MacLean is an award-winning writer. He was named the 2011 Best Emerging Writer in Non-Fiction by the PEN American Center. He is a co-founder of the award-winning Poison Pen Reading Series in Houston, Texas. His memoir, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, published in 2014, is his first book, and his second book, a novel, is called How I Learned to Hate in Ohio. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, The Times of London, Bennington Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, and This American Life. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and an MFA from New Mexico State University.

Tonya Suther is a two-time recipient of the Ruth Scott Poetry Award sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared in Westward Quarterly and Fleas on the Dog, with works forthcoming from Zócalo Public Square and The Awakenings Review. She is currently a third-year graduate assistant at New Mexico State University. She interns at Zoeglossia.

 The event will take place on Friday, November 12th, 2021, at 2: 30 pm, outside Clara Belle Williams Hall, in the square.

Please feel free to email Philip Perry at with any questions or concerns about the reading.