Creative Writing Reading Series Welcomes Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Join the MFA in Creative Writing on February 24th at 2pm for a reading featuring our distinguished visiting writers, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. 

This spring, Hernandez Castillo is teaching English 393: Craft Seminar in Poetry and Sexton is teaching English 362: Contemporary Fiction.

These events are free and open to the public.


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s most recent book is Children of the Land: a Memoir, (Harper Collins 2020).  As one of the founders of the Undocupoets campaign, he was the first undocumented student to graduate from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. His work has been featured in The New York Times, the Paris Review, and The Wall Street Journal among others. 

          Read Hernandez Castillo's interview with PBS Newshour

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's most recent novel, The Revisioners, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was a national bestseller as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Paris Review; Zyzzyva; O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times Book Review; and other publications.

          Check out a review of The Revisioners and order your own copy!



Date of Mention: 
Friday, February 19, 2021