Ithaca Author Maureen McCoy to Read at Wells

Cornell professor and fiction writer will read from and discuss her work.




7:00 pm


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

Wells College is pleased to welcome novelist Maureen McCoy for a reading and discussion of her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

McCoy is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: “Walking After Midnight,” “Summertime,” “Divining Blood” and “Junebug.” She has also written short fiction pieces, anthologized excerpts and monologues including “My Bonny Elvis,” performed in Germany and Tennessee. Her personal essay “Vickie’s Pour House: A Soldier’s Peace,” published in the Antioch Review, was a finalist for a 2009 National Magazine Award. The essay reappeared in the literary magazine’s fall 2011 issue.

McCoy lives in Taos, N.M. and Ithaca, N.Y., where she teaches in the creative writing program at Cornell University. She has taught fiction workshops at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Cornell; in after-school programs around eastern Iowa; and summer programs at the UNM Taos Summer Writers Conference, the Vermont MFA Program, and Kalamazoo College.

Her writing residencies include the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos and Hawthornden International Center for Writers in Edinburgh. McCoy has held the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in the Humanities at the State University of New York and the Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in the Humanities at Cornell. She received a James Michener Award from the Copernicus Society for work on her first novel.

Her visit is sponsored by the Wells College creative writing program and the Mildred Walker ’26 Visiting Fiction Writer fund.