Professors in the Creative Writing Program were sad to have to cancel their in-person senior reading this year but still wanted to honor their fantastic seniors. So the team, comprised of Mick Cochrane, Eric Gansworth and Janet McNally, held the reading on Zoom.
We missed being together in Grupp, as we would have been otherwise, but we followed the lead of so many writers around the world who’ve moved their in-person readings online.
It turned out to be a beautiful celebration of the hard work students have done; “a little more low-key but no less lovely,” said McNally. “It was surprisingly meaningful to feel so connected from separate places. It also served to remind all of us that part of the job of a working artist is to be flexible and resilient. It’s great to find ways to continue our mission and be together while apart,” McNally concluded.
Submitted by: Janet McNally, associate professor, English Department