Middlesex to Host Award-Winning Poet Richard Hoffman

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Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Richard Hoffman at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Spring Road. The event is free and open to the public. – Courtesy image, all rights reserved

As part of its Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Richard Hoffman who will read and discuss his work at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College, Hoffman has written four books of poetry: “Without Paradise” (2002); “Gold Star Road” (2007) winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; “Emblem” (2011); and “Noon until Night” (2017).

Hoffman has published two memoirs: “Half the House” (2005) and “Love & Fury” (2014). He also writes fiction. His “Interferences & Other Stories” was published in 2009.

His work – poetry and prose – has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Witness and other magazines.

Hoffman has been awarded a number of fellowships and prizes, including two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in fiction, The Literary Review’s Charles Angoff Prize for the essay, and a Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship Award. He is a former chair of PEN New England.

MCC’s Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Office of Student Engagement. For more information, call 978-656-3363 or email  StudentEngagement@middlesex.mass.edu.

Discover your path at Middlesex Community College. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in Massachusetts, we educate, engage and empower a diverse community of learners. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs – plus hundreds of noncredit courses – on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, and online. Middlesex Community College: Student success starts here!

Correction: Richard Hoffman will visit the Bedford Campus as part of Middlesex Community College Visiting Writers Series, not the MILES program as previously noted.


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