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Oct. 13

Oct. 13, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC to host Creative Writing Forum at Fort Omaha Campus

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host its second annual MCC Creative Writing Forum on Friday, Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The forum’s intent is to give attendees the chance to learn about writing, interact with career writers and build confidence. 

All Oct. 27 activities will be in the Mule Barn, Building 21, and include an opening reception with hors d’oeurves, a poetry slam and a reading from author Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, followed by a question and answer session. The agenda for Oct. 28 will take place in Building 10, and will include breakout sessions as well as networking opportunities.

 

To register for the MCC Creative Writing Forum or for more information, contact Liz Kay at eskay@mccneb.edu or call 531-MCC-3038. 

 

About Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

A renowned poet, essayist and cultural critic, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib has had published works in Vinyl, Pitchfork and The New York Times. His first full-length collection, “The Crown Ain't Worth Much,” was published in 2016. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, a columnist for MTV News and a poetry editor at Muzzle MagazineHe is also a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.