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Visiting Writer Rachel Hall at MCC Next Week!

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Bright room 9-242 or via zoom (
09:00 am - 10:00 am

MCC's Office of Student Life, Creative Arts Committee, and English/Philosophy Department are thrilled to announce the first Visiting Writer of this Spring's Visiting Writer Series. Rachel Hall will be at MCC next week on Wednesday, February 7, from 9 AM to 9:50 AM, in Building 9 Room 242, or join us via Zoom.

Not only is Rachel a beautiful and accomplished writer, but she's one of our colleagues. She teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Geneseo and has worked with many of our students. She'll read from her fiction Wednesday morning, but she'll also talk with students about what it means to carve a writer's life.

Then, at noon, in Building 5 Room 300, Rachel will give the McMurray lecture, focusing specifically on her work writing about gun violence. Please email Maria Brandt ( with any questions

Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms (BkMk Press), which was selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize. Winner of the Phillip McMath Post Publication Award, Heirlooms was also the runner-up for the Edward Wallant Award. Rachel’s short stories and essays have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Bellevue Literary ReviewCimarron Review, and New England Review. She has received honors and awards from Lilith, Glimmer Train, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences, Ragdale, the Ox-Bow School of the Arts, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Hall is a Professor of English in the Creative Writing program at the State University of New York at Geneseo where she holds two Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence—one for teaching and one for her creative work. She is at work on a collection of stories about gun violence.

CONTACT: Maria Brandt (
SPONSOR: Office of Student Life, Creative Arts, and English/Philosophy Department