Reading with Visiting Writer Duncan Murrell

Thursday, April 20

Duncan Murrell, a poet and contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine, The Oxford American and The Normal School, will share his work with the UNCW campus and community during a reading on April 20. The event is part of the Creative Writing Department’s mission to invite diverse and accomplished writers to read their published works, conduct workshops, and offer advice to students about writing and publishing.

Image result for duncan murrellAfter working as a newspaper reporter, an editor at Algonquin Books and a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Murrell now lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He writes for “The Highline” at The Huffington Post as well as other publications such as New Republic, Men’s Journal and Our State magazine.

“One of our goals as a department is ensure that our students explore the methods of all genres,” said David Gessner, creative writing professor and department chair. “We value research as a creative act, so we hope that by showcasing writers like Duncan Murrell, students will get a better understanding of the depth of research required for writing and, in this case, nonfiction particularly.”

Murrell will read at 7 p.m. in Kenan Hall room 1111. The event is free and open to the public.

-- Emily S. Pierce