MCC’s Creative Arts Committee is pleased to announce that creative-nonfiction-writer Sheryl St. Germain will visit MCC on Thursday, April 7, at 7 PM, in the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A ) for a reading/book-signing. This event is free and open to the public. St. Germain also will host a creative-writing workshop on Friday, April 8, at 12 noon, in 8-200 for the MCC community. Please encourage your students to attend!
A native of New Orleans, Sheryl St. Germain has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College, and Iowa State University. Her work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation, and the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay. St. Germain’s poetry books include Going Home, The Mask of Medusa, Making Bread at Midnight, How Heavy the Breath of God, The Journals of Scheherazade, and Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems. She has also published a chapbook of translations of the Cajun poet Jean Arceneaux, Je Suis Cadien. A memoir about growing up in Louisiana, Swamp Songs: the Making of an Unruly Woman, was published in 2003, and she co-edited, with Margaret Whitford, Between Song and Story: Essays for the Twenty-First Century. St. Germain’s most recent book, Navigating Disaster: Sixteen Essays of Love and a Poem of Despair
, was released in September of 2012. A forthcoming anthology, Words Without Walls: Creative Writing in Alternative Spaces, co-edited with Sarah Shotland, will be released in April 2015 with Trinity University Press. St. Germain directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University
where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction.