Author Beth Ann Fennelly made a big impression on ASFA-CW students and faculty today!

Mississippi poet laureate (and Ole Miss creative writing professor) Beth Ann Fennelly visited ASFA today to read from her latest book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micromemoirs. (What’s a micromemoir? It’s a hummingbird of words, of course. It’s also a liberating invitation to write small, light, and with all your heart.) After reading selections from the book — ranging from funny one-liners to longer reflections on how powerless a parent can feel in the face of a child’s mysterious suffering — Beth Ann invited us to write our own micromemoirs and graciously shared the mic with anyone brave enough to read what they’d written. Many thanks to Beth Ann for sharing her formidable talents as a writer, reader, and teacher with us!

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