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Middlesex CC to Host Writer at On Campus Event
December 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pmFree
As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host fiction and creative nonfiction writer Matthew Zanoni Müller at an event where he will talk to students about the value of writing. He hopes to show students the ways in which writing can help them better understand their own thinking.
Calling writing both a “clarifying force” and “a tool for inquiry,” to Müller, “using words as a medium for communication – whether we are writing them or reading them – allows for greater empathy and understanding in the world.”
During MCC’s Visiting Writers Series, Müller will read from some of his work and students will have the opportunity to ask questions. The event will take place in the college’s Assembly Room of the Lowell campus Federal Building at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
“Writing has given me a way of existing in the world that has heightened my observational skills, my engagement with other people, my interest in human behavior, politics, art and nature,” Müller said. “My hope – in talking to students about writing – is that I can impart some of these gifts and get them excited about taking on writing projects of their own.”
An Associate Nonfiction Editor at Pithead Chapel – an online literary journal and small press –– Müller is an Associate Professor of English at Berkshire Community College. He holds a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from Emerson College and an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers.
In 2014, Loyola University’s Apprentice House Press published “Drops on the Water: Stories about Growing Up from a Father and Son,” a memoir co-written with his father. Müller’s work has also appeared in literary journals and magazines – The Southeast Review, NANO Fiction, The Boiler Journal, decomP magazine, Halfway Down the Stairs and Hippocampus.
The event is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Office of Student Engagement. Contact StudentEngagement@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-656-3363 or visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/english/creative.aspx for more information.
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- December 2, 2021
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