‘Writers Read’ to Host Poet

poet Michael McFee

The language and literature department at Eastern Mennonite University will present a "Writer’s Read" with poet Michael McFee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

McFee is a faculty member in the department of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches creative writing, poetry and contemporary North Carolina literature. He received the Students’ Undergraduate Teaching Award in April, 2004.

McFee has published seven collections of poetry, most recently "Shinemaster" (Carnegie Melon, 2005). His collection of essays, "The Napkin Manuscripts: Selected Essays and an Interview," will be published by the University of Tennessee Press.

He has also edited "This is Where We Live: Short Stories by Twenty-five Contemporary North Carolina Writers" (UNC Press, 2000), a companion anthology to his "The Language They Speak is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets" (UNC Press, 1994).

Admission to the program, which includes dinner, is $14. Reservations are required and should be made by Friday, Oct. 13 by calling the EMU box office at 540-432-4582.