I was honored to open this night of wonderful poetry honoring all victims of sexual assault in Harlem, curated by MFA Graduate Student, Christina Marie Castro.
Michelle Yasmine Valladares will participate on Lifelines: the Literature of Human Rights, sponsored by the Women’s Learning Partnership, part of CSW63. Please join us on March 13, 2019, at 6.15 at Vartan Hall at the Armenian Convention Center, 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
CCNY-Schomburg Partnership A Boon For Undergraduate Researchers
A new collaboration between City College and the Schomburg, a research division of The New York Public Library, will help undergraduates hone their research skills and enrich their access to this treasure trove of more than 11 million items.
Conceptualized by CCNY’s English Department and its MFA in Creative Writing Program, this joint effort includes a new undergraduate course to be taught by William Gibbons, assistant professor in CCNY’s Library Archives, next spring.
MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF AN MFA
An MFA is an investment. On the creative front, it will help you build a writer’s tool kit, so that later on, when you sit down to write, you have all sorts of skills at your disposal. But your degree can pay off in other ways, too. You can use it to secure writing gigs, build your platform, forge valuable connections, and more. A group of publishing professionals will discuss the best strategies for leveraging your MFA so that you can achieve your goals, now and in the future.
Panelists: Kit Frick, Author, See All the Stars; Theo Gangi, Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing at St. Francis College; Malcolm Hansen, Author, They Come in All Colors; Yahdon Israel, Creator, #Literaryswag, Awards VP, National Book Critics Circle; Michelle Valladares, Program Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing at The City College of NY
Moderator: Keija Parssinen, Author, The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
September 9, 2018 3-4PM
Michelle Yasmine Valladares was recently awarded “The Poet of the Year” by the Americas Poetry Festival of New York. She is the author of Nortada, The North Wind (Global City Press). Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have been widely published. She is the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The City College of New York, CUNY in Harlem.
Poet and filmmaker, Michelle Yasmine Valladares was awarded Poet of the Year at the Americas Poetry Festival of New York, 2017, a multilingual poetry festival featuring 60 poets and 5 languages. This award is for her “lifelong literary achievements and for her poetry that reflects the rich multicultural spirit of The Americas.”