Writer-in-Residence at Smith College

Smith CollegeMarilyn spent Spring semester of 2016 at the renouned Smith College, a private liberal arts college for women, located in Northampton, Massachusetts and established in 1875. Smith includes Julia Child, Nancy Reagan, Gloria Steinem, and Sylvia Plath among its alumnae.

As the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence, Marilyn taught a course in Creative Writing and judged a competition of very talented high school poets.

Q&A after the performanceOn February 23, Marilyn delivered a “loud, sassy and proud” performance, to a crowd of over a hundred fans, students, and faculty.