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MFA Reading Series Presents Tyler McMahon

By: Sherry Squires   Published 10:05 am / November 9, 2011

The MFA Reading Series will present writer and Boise State alumnus Tyler McMahon at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St. in downtown Boise. This is a new time and location for this event. It is free and open to the public.

McMahon is the author of “How the Mistakes Were Made,” released earlier this year. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area., he studied at the University of Virginia and Boise State. Before writing his first novel, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, a surf instructor in California and a waiter in Montana. He edited the anthologies “Surfing’s Greatest Misadventures” and “Fishing’s Greatest Misadventures” for Casagrande Press.

McMahon lives in Honolulu with his wife, food writer Dabney Gough, and teaches in the English Department at Hawaii Pacific University.

The MFA Reading Series brings nationally renowned authors to the Boise State campus. For more information, contact MFA Reading Series coordinator Torin Jensen at