Colum McCann Reading

(c) Dustin Aksland

The English Department at Mount Holyoke College welcomes National Book Award recipient Colum McCann. Join us for a reading from his recent book Letters to a Young Writer, followed by discussion. All Welcome.  With thanks to the English Department, the Weissman Center and the Dean of Students at MHC, and the English Departments at UMass Amherst and Smith College. Enquiries: 


Dublin-born novelist Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three short story collections, and is widely known for his international best-sellers TransAtlantic and Let the Great World Spin. The New York-based award-winning author's most recent publication is Thirteen Ways of Looking. McCann is actively involved in several charities including Narrative 4, a global non-profit which encourages storytelling in young people as a form of what McCann calls "radical empathy." He will be giving  a public talk on Letters to a Young Writer, his collection of columns of writing advice. He will happily take any questions afterwards.