Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction Master of Fine Arts degree program alumni group will host the Great Gatsby Genre Costume Ball on Saturday, June 23, from 9 p.m.-12 midnight in the lobby and lounge areas of Seton Hill University’s Katherine Mabis McKenna Center located on the University’s hilltop campus in Greensburg, Pa. The event, which includes a cash bar, is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Costumes are not required, but guests are encouraged to dress in period attire. For more detailed information, click here or contact Toni Borrelli at 724-830-1005.

The movie, “The Great Gatsby,” which is based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, will be shown and dancing will take place in the evening.

At 10:30 p.m., the first Writing Popular Fiction Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a current student who is completing his/her final residency in the Program.

Seton Hill’s unique Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction Program teaches students to write marketable novels in popular genres like mystery, romance, science fiction, horror and fantasy. Additional specialties include literature for children and adolescents, and cross-genre blends like romantic suspense or young adult mysteries. Students attend two weeklong, on-campus residencies each year to master the core elements of fiction writing and effective marketing and to gain inspiration from faculty mentors and special guests, all published authors in genre fiction. Established authors mentor students one-on-one as they work toward completing a market-ready manuscript from home. Readings, classes and online discussion about the history, trends and techniques of genre fiction add depth to the student's experience. For more information about the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction Program at Seton Hill, click here or contact Seton Hill’s Office of Graduate and Adult Studies at 724-838-4209.