McAuliffe, Walsh ’10 to Present Work at Hartwick’s Visiting Writers Series

Writer Shena McAuliffe and poet Brendan Walsh ’10 are the next two guests slated to participate in the Hartwick College 2019–20 Visiting Writers Series.

A novelist and essayist, McAuliffe will read from her work on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. The reading will be held in the Eaton Lounge in Bresee Hall on the College campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

McAuliffe’s debut novel, The Good Echo (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), won the Big Moose Prize and the Balcones Fiction Prize. Her essay collection, Glass, Light, Electricity, winner of the Permafrost Prize in nonfiction, is due to published by the University of Alaska Press this month.

She holds an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah. She grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, and now lives in Schenectady, New York, where she is an assistant professor of fiction at Union College.

More on McAuliffe’s work can be found at her blog.

Poet Walsh will read from his work on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. His reading will also be held in Eaton Lounge, and will be free and open to the public.

Walsh graduated from Hartwick with a degree in English-Creative Writing, and he has since lived and taught in South Korea, Laos, and South Florida. His work has recently appeared in Rattle, Glass Poetry, Indianapolis Review, American Literary Review, minnesota review, and other journals. He is the author of five books and chapbooks of poetry, including Go (Aldrich, 2016), Buddha vs. Bonobo (Sutra, 2017), and fort lauderdale (Grey Book, 2019).

His next collection, concussion fragment, will be published later this year by NightBallet.

More information on Walsh’s work can be found at his website.

The readings are presented by the Department of English and the Visiting Writers Series at Hartwick College. For more information visit

For more information on the reading, contact Assistant Professor of English Bradley J. Fest at or (607) 431-4921.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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