Upcoming Events » Middlesex to Host Award-winning Poet Jill McDonough

October 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public
MCC Bedford Campus Center
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA

As part of its Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Jill McDonough who will be reading and discussing her work at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the public.

McDonough has published three books of poetry, including a new book, titled “Reaper” (Alice James Books, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere.

McDonough is the winner of three Pushcart prizes and a 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Library of Congress, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, and Stanford’s Stegner Program.

For 13 years, McDonough taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program. She is a professor at UMass Boston where she teaches in the MFA program, and directs 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online.

MCC’s Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, and the Office of Student Engagement. For more information, contact Steven Rossi, Director of Student Engagement, at 978-656-3363 or StudentEngagement@middlesex.mass.edu; or Tom Laughlin, Professor of English, at 781-280-3839 or laughlint@middlesex.mass.edu

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