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Poet Meg Day to Speak at MCLA Lavender Voices Lecture Oct. 20

NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—Award-winning poet Meg Day will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, in Murdock Hall Room 218, as part of the College’s Lavender Voices Lecture Series.


A remote viewing option is also available. Both options are free and open to the public. This lecture is also the closing event of MCLA’s annual Day of Dialogue, a campus-wide day of workshops and discussions that focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), and winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. A recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s recent work can be found in Best American Poetry 2020 & The New York Times. Day is assistant professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College.


This lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends who contribute annually to The Lavender Fund.


Launched in 2019, The Lavender Fund raises annual support to bring LGBTQIA+ community speakers to campus, send students to attend LGBTQIA+ conferences, and sponsor student trips to historic and influential locations associated with the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement. This first-of-its-kind funding enhances existing initiatives at MCLA to ensure that LGBTQIA+ student life on campus is enriched and protected.


About MCLA:
At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 125-year commitment to public education we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For eight of the last 10 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on the top 50 schools in U.S. News’ Social Mobility Ranking, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.


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