Time: Oct 4 12:00 PM
Location: Aquinas 163
Anthony Farina


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 • MST 163 • Noon-1:00 pm

Luncheon and discussion with writer Anthony Russell Farina, M.F.A.

Join us for an interactive conversation about how we each understand “story” and how it affects our  lives. How do we see “story” as a journey? What are the different paths and avenues that a story can take? And, how does a story change as we live it? How can we collect our thoughts, ideas, and details to tell a story? Please join novelist and Associate Professor of Humanities at Siena Heights University, Anthony Farina, as he engages in a discussion about the writing process and the journey of storytelling, while encouraging participants to tell their stories. 

With Tony we will:

  • “talk story,” to borrow Maxine Hong Kingston’s words. 
  • journey into storytelling.
  • explore the creative writing process.
  • discuss how to make writing work—and make it fun!


A.R. Farina is an Associate Professor of Humanities and the Liberal Arts Studies Coordinator at Siena Heights University, MI. He has both an M.A. Ed. and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Welcome to Mansfield, the first book in his series The Austen Chronicles, a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s novels, is available now. He is an avid writer and shares his empty nest with his wife, a librarian, where they read books and watch sunsets. 


Sponsored by: The Catholic and Dominican Institute, Honors Program, Division of the Humanities, Kaplan Family Library, and the Writing Center