Poet Meg Day to Speak at MCLA Lavender Voices Lecture Oct. 20  

October 6, 2021

Award-winning poet Meg Day will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, in Murdock Hall Room 218, as part of the College’s Lavender Voices Lecture Series.  

A remote viewing option is also available. Both options are free and open to the public. This lecture is also the closing event of MCLA’s annual Day of Dialogue, a campus-wide day of workshops and discussions that focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

To register for the in-person event or virtual option, visit https://mcla.edu/mcla-in-the-community/events/notable-speakers/lavender-fund.php. 

Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), and winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. A recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s recent work can be found in Best American Poetry 2020 & The New York Times. Day is assistant professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College. 

This lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends who contribute annually to The Lavender Fund. 

Launched in 2019, The Lavender Fund raises annual support to bring LGBTQIA+ community speakers to campus, send students to attend LGBTQIA+ conferences, and sponsor student trips to historic and influential locations associated with the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement. This first-of-its-kind funding enhances existing initiatives at MCLA to ensure that LGBTQIA+ student life on campus is enriched and protected.