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A Fellow's Field Report: How to be a Library Cormorant—Writing Creatively from the Bookstacks and Collections

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Registration is NOT required
Free and open to the public
Nancy Crasco, Cormorant, 2015. Linocut. From Charles River Alphabet, printed by Leslie Evans. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2016.

Nancy Crasco, Cormorant, 2015. Linocut. From Charles River Alphabet, printed by Leslie Evans. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2016.

A Fellow's Field Report: How to be a Library Cormorant—Writing Creatively from the Bookstacks and Collections

Margaret Funkhouser

Join Boston Athenæum Mudge Fellow Margaret Funkhouser for a discussion of how she has used Athenaeum collections to create a series of writing prompts for students that reveal how libraries and their collections can be used to spark poems, stories, and other kinds of creative writing.

Margaret Funkhouser is the Director of Writing, Film & Media Arts at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She is the recipient of an E. E. Ford Award for Exceptional Merit in Teaching, a Millay Colony Fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems have been published in The Paris Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from Wesleyan University.