Lucas Mann Reads from “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere” at Writers House
Mann will read from Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere on Friday, November 15 at 3pm at Merrimack’s Writers House. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A and reception.
Mann earned his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was also the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in Barrelhouse, New Sout, Wigleaf, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and journalism at the UMass-Dartmouth.
His first book has been called “lyrical, intellectual and personal” by The Boston Globe. NPR writes: “Lucas Mann’s Class A earns a position in a lineup that already includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Natural, The Boys of Summer, Moneyball and The Art of Fielding because, remarkably, it offers a fresh, unexpected angle on this well-trodden game.”
A new initiative at Merrimack College, the Writers House is dedicated to creative writing, reading, and thinking, with a host of offerings for students, faculty, alumni, and the community at large. It is located in the Academic Innovation Center, which is part of the Merrimack Athletic Complex expansion on Cullen Avenue.
For more information, see http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/the-writers-house/
Author Lucas Mann (left) spoke with Merrimack students Tom Conley and John Pastyrnak prior to Mann’s lecture on his book, “Class A Baseball: In the Middle of Everywhere” at the Writers House recently.
Merrimack College Writers House Director Andrea Cohen was the featured interview on a recent Internet podcast with “The New Yorker” poetry editor Paul Muldoon during which they discussed the art of poetry and its originality while addressing human experiences that are common to many people.