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Join us for the second annual
MCC Creative Writing Forum!

October 27-28

2017 Keynote Speaker - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork and The New York Times. He has been nominated for the pushcart prize, and his poem "Hestia" won the 2014 Capital University poetry prize. His first full-length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, is forthcoming in 2016 from Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine and a poetry editor at Muzzle  MagazineHe is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. 

Additionally, he is a columnist at MTV News, where he writes about music and fights to get Room Raiders back on the air. He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports and sneakers. 
 

Visit Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's website.