On Wednesday May 16th, The Class of 1945 Library will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the George Bennett Fellowship with a reading by Mairead Small Staid ’06, 2017-2018 George Bennett Fellow.
Mairead Small Staid is a MacDowell Fellow and a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards in nonfiction and poetry. Her recent work can be found in AGNI, The Believer, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Narrative, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares.
The George Bennett Fellowship was established by Elias B.M. Kulukundis ’55 in honor of PEA English Instructor George Bennett. The one-year fellowship has provided writers “of outstanding promise” with the support they need to pursue their craft.
The reading will be held in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall from 7:00 – 8:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.