MFA Alum Nicole McCarthy reads at Gig Harbor Poetry Festival

mfa alum nicole mccarthy reads gig harbor festival

Last weekend MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics alum Nicole McCarthy (MFA 2017) was the keynote speaker for the Greater Gig Harbor Poetry Festival, which took place on Sunday, October 9. Hosted by Christina Vega, publisher of Blue Cactus Press, a hybrid publishing house that “center[s] Queer and BIPOC voices," the sold out event was a huge success. McCarthy read from her new book A Summoning, and led a workshop on creating visual poetry. Other presenters included Tacoma Poet Laureate Lydia K. Valentine and well-known regional poet, Robert Lashley, among others.

McCarthy's book, based on her MFA Thesis, was published this autumn and was recently reviewed in DIAGRAM. She is currently planning a Seattle launch event for later this fall.