College to Host Visiting Writer Monica McClure
Events and Lectures

Franklin College will welcome writer Monica McClure as part of the Carlson-Stauffer Visiting Writer Series. McClure will speak on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton Auditorium, located inside B.F. Hamilton Library. McClure will read from her second poetry collection, The Gone Thing. Afterward she will sign copies of her books. Copies of The Gone Thing will be for sale at the event. Admission is free and open to the public.

McClure is a Brooklyn-based writer and author of the poetry collection Tender Data, and the chapbooks Concomitance, Boss Parts I & 2, Mala, and Mood Swing. With fellow writers Madeleine Maillet and Emily Brandt, she runs Yellow Wallpaper, an organization that promotes radically and rigorously curated books and book culture for readers outside major metropolitan areas. She also works as a copywriter for e-commerce and tech.

The Carlson-Stauffer Visiting Writer Series is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The series – previously known as the Creative Writing Reading Series – is now named in honor of two retired Franklin College English professors, Kathy Carlson and Emily Stauffer.

Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185 for more information. 

By: Preston Bertram ’24, Pulliam Fellow

POSTED Apr 15, 2024