Noy Holland

A Fond Farewell to Noy Holland (ft. Joy Williams)

Event Details

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Old Chapel

144 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003


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Jeff Parker

English MFA

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Presented by the MFA for Poets and Writers and Art Sustainability Activism: Noy Holland & Joy Williams

A Fond Farewell to Noy Thursday, December 8, 6pm Great Hall, Old Chapel After 25 years of teaching in the UMass MFA for Poets and Writers, Noy Holland is retiring. In celebration of her career spent fostering communities for writers and for activists in the face of global climate change, the MFA Program and the ASA collaboration at UMass present a reading with Noy and special guest, Joy Williams. A reception will follow.

Noy Holland is the 2018 recipient of the Katherine Anne Porter prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She is the author of the novel Bird, and four collections of short fiction, The Spectacle of the Body, What Begins with Bird, Swim for the Little One First, and I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories.

Joy Williams has published five novels and five books of short stories, including Harrow and The Visiting Privilege.