NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of English/Communications announces this semester’s visiting writer-in-residence will be Hilary Plum, an award-winning author and the associate director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She will offer a reading at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 7 in MCLA Gallery 51.
The reading is free and open to the public. The series is being coordinated by Dr. Zack Finch and Dr. Caren Beilin, assistant professors of English at MCLA.
Hilary Plum is the author of the novel “Strawberry Fields,” winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose; the work of nonfiction “Watchfires,” winner of the 2018 GLCA New Writers Award; and the novel “They Dragged Them Through the Streets.” She has worked as an editor of international literature, history, and politics. She teaches creative writing at Cleveland State University and in the NEOMFA program, and is associate director of the CSU Poetry Center. With Zach Savich, she edits the Open Prose Series at Rescue Press. Most recently, her work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Full Stop, Poetry Northwest, West Branch, Oversound, and the Mississippi Review.