Nov 2018 - M.B.'s paper "Odysseus Enrolled: Roadmaps in Homer's Odyssey for Veterans and for Non-Veterans" has been accepted for presentation at next
year's Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference. Hosted next January in Daytona Florida, the event brings together higher education scholars,
practitioners, and policy-makers to "raise awareness of emerging challenges, offer overviews of best practices, highlight research findings, and promote
strategies for improving student and faculty success."
Nov 2018 - M.B.’s creative non-fiction piece, “A Good and Simple Meal”, has been published in Tulip Tree's 2018 Anthology: Stories That Need to be Told. The
piece was awarded first place in the "Love" category. Available now on Amazon.
Oct 2018 - Binghamton University's Harpur Palate has featured three of M.B.'s poems in their October 2018 Fall issue, Vol. 18.1. The poems include “Trigger
Warning,” “On Folding a Fitted Sheet,” and “Anthem”.
Oct 2018 - Due to last week's Hurricane Michael, Daytona's Museum of Arts and Sciences poetry workshop series was rescheduled to this Wednesday,10/17,
4-6pm. Free and open to the public as well as all levels of writers. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285 to attend. The second workshop in this series
is tentatively scheduled for the first or second Wednesday in November. Stay tuned for details.
Oct 2018 - MB and a large audience of poets met this past weekend at the Florida State Poets Association's 2018 Annual Conference. M.B. moderated a
session titled: Can Poetry Matter? with a distinguished panel of poets that included Lola Haskins, Michelle Lee, Joseph Cavanaugh and Kyra Brokoph.
Oct 2018 - Tulip Tree Publishing has just announced that M.B.'s creative non-fiction piece "A Good and Simple Meal" has won first place in their "Love" category
of its Stories That Need to be Told contest. The piece is part of M.B.'s upcoming book Beginner's Mind.
Oct 2018 - M.B.'s poem "We leave the beaches for the tourists, mostly" has been accepted for publication in the University of South Florida's next issue of Saw
Palm: Florida Literature and Art.
Sep 2018 - M.B.'s poem “Learning the Scriptures” has been published in Naugatuck River Review: A Journal of Narrative Poetry That Sings, Summer/Fall 2018
– Issue 20.
Sep 2018 - M.B. and Denise Duhamel presented their work to a warm audience of South Florida poetry lovers at the Betsy South Beach Hotel in Miami. The
event was generously sponsored by SWWIM. A reception for M.B., who was honored as Artist in Residence, was hosted by hotel owner and arts lover Jonathan
Aug 2018 - Update - the "Beginner's Mind" poetry workshop series hosted by Atlantic Center for the Arts this Fall is currently full. Please check the ACA website
for waitlist options.
Aug 2018 - Art Therapy Panel Discussion. In conjunction with 100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, M.B. will join other
panelists to discuss the growing field of Art Therapy on September 22nd at Daytona's Museum of Arts & Sciences.
Jul 2018 - M.B. has been honored as a 2018 Artist in Residence at the Writer's Room at the Betsy in South Beach, Miami. At 7 PM on Wed, 9/12, join M.B. and
local Miami poet Denise Duhamel for an evening of poetry generously sponsored by SWWIM. Details here. And then on Thursday, 9/13, at 5 PM, come meet M.
B. and Stacey Lynn Browne at a wine & cheese Meet the Artist reception hosted by Betsy hotel owner, Jonathan Plutzik.
Jul 2018 - Upcoming Summer Workshops in August! M.B. will host two poetry workshops on Aug 22 and 29 (7 - 9pm) that explore the link between faith and
poetry. Our values and our beliefs define us, but, how willing are we to embrace these in our writing? Participants will explore this while trying their hands at
various forms of poetry. Open to the public. All levels of poets are welcome, from non-writers to advanced. To register, contact: Jeannie Hansen at (386) 253-
4201, Unity of Daytona, 908 Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117.
Jul 2018 - Upcoming Workshops this September, hosted by ACA. Every Wednesday 4-6 PM throughout September, 2018. Topic: BEGINNER’S MIND -
Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems. M.B. will host this 4-part series sponsored by the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Admission is free. Come try
your hand at methods for writing poems that take risks and tell truths. All levels of poets are welcome, from new to advanced. Limited to 15. Reserve your spot
now! Location: ACA Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Register at 386-402-1753 or email email@example.com. Note: no class on 9/12.
Jul 2018 - Upcoming Poetry conference in Daytona Beach on Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 PM. M.B. will moderate the Florida State Poets Association panel:
CAN POETRY MATTER? Location: Plaza Resort & Spa. Join M.B. and a distinguished panel of poets, critics, translators, and teachers to discus how poetry
sings and why that singing serves us in today's cultural climate. For information: email Florida State Poets Assn. President, Mary-Ann Westbrook at 1poetry.
Jun 2018 - Harpur Palate of Binghamton University will feature three of M.B.'s poems in their upcoming Fall 2018 issue. The poems include “Trigger Warning,”
“On Folding a Fitted Sheet,” and “Anthem”.
Jun 2018 - MOAS Poetry Workshops announced - WRITING TO CONNECT at Daytona's Museum of Arts & Sciences. In partnering with the MOAS exhibit, “100
Faces of War,” M.B. will lead a workshop series on October 10 (Wed) and October 17 (Wed) from 4-6 PM. Open to the public, all ages & all levels of writers –
with a special invitation to veterans and family & friends of veterans. Participants will explore how written expression can generate positive and creative
directions in our lives. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot now! To register, call Ruth Grim, museum curator, at 386-256-3546 or email: ruth@moas.
Jun 2018 - M.B.'s poem “Learning the Scriptures” has been accepted for publication in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Naugatuck River Review.
May 2018 - In her newly appointed role as ACA Arts & Wellness ambassador for the renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, M.B. led a poetry workshop for an
enthusiastic audience of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs members and regional directors from counties throughout the state.
Apr 2018 - As National Poetry Month comes to a close, so do M.B.'s weekly poetry workshops at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Turnout and participation each
week was more than wonderful, and the quality of work was outstanding.
Apr 2018 - The 2018 New Orleans Poetry Fesitval and Small Press Fair was a wonderful success, with incredible performances and readings all weekend
as well as moving tributes to Marthe Reed. M.B. and panel spoke to a packed house about how poetry can give witness to the coastal changes that confront us.
We still have time. Hope to see you there next year.
Apr 2018 - The Daytona State Writer's Festival, hosted at Daytona's Museum of Arts & Sciences on April 7th was a huge success. Over 80 participants were in
attendance for an afternoon of writing sessions led by local faculty and authors.
Mar 2018 - Join M.B. and several other faculty and writers on April 7 at the Daytona State Writers' Festival. M.B. will moderate a panel discussion titled, "What is
Poetry Anyway?" and will also lead a workshop on Ekphrasis poetry. Come join the fun and express yourself.
Mar 2018 - M.B. joined over 12,000 attendees at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Tampa this month and read from her recent works at off-site events hosted
by Naugatuck River Review and by SWWIM. Lots of incredible work presented; lots of wonderful new friends.
Feb. 2018 - M.B. has been invited to read from her recent works at an event hosted by SWWIM Come check out The Attic Cafe! More details here.
Jan 2018 - The 10th Anniversary Poetry Reading of Naugatuck River Review at AWP this year will feature Destiny Birdsong, M.B. McLatchey, Robbie Gamble,
Terry Blackhawk and NRR editors Lori Desrosiers and Michael Mercurio on Thursday, March 8 at 3pm. Details here.
Jan. 2018 - M.B. will be joining other writers, poets and publishers this coming April at the 2018 New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair. She will co-
present a panel entitled Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence.
Dec. 2017 - M.B..’s poem, “Bad Apology," is featured in one of the newest and coolest online journals in the South -- SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in
Nov. 2017 - Upcoming Poetry Workshop series. Discover how to craft poems that listen and respond to the world around us during National Poetry Month next
April. M.B. will be conducting poetry workshops each Wednesday at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Sign up now for Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Poetry
Workshop for National Poetry Month. Admission is Free! Veterans and families welcome.
Oct, 2017 - M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, came in as semi-finalist in the 2017 Creative Nonfiction Book Award contest by Zone 3 Press.
Oct. 2017 - M.B. joined other poets, writers, editors, agents, publishers and book sellers at the annual Other Words literary conference held this year at the
University of Tampa in Florida. Jen Karetnick, Catherine Esposito Prescott, Neil H. Spirtas and M.B. led a panel titled “Writing What We Eat: Crafting the
Culinary in Our Writing".
Aug. 2017 - Florida writer Malcolm R. Campbell comments on M.B.'s recent reflections on how to teach writing that were captured in AWP's In the Spotlight
article last month. You can read his blog article here.
Jul. 2017 - M.B. is featured in the July issue of AWP's In the Spotlight in the article
"Can Writing Be Taught? Read an Interview with M.B. McLatchey".
Here's a clip from AWP Monthly Member Updates:
Our July #AWPSPOTLIGHT member M.B. McLatchey on whether writing can be taught: "I have no doubt that writing can be taught—but here the burden
of responsibility falls mostly on the teacher, not the writer. By this I mean that writing must be taught in a way that emphasizes discovery and growth of
the student-writer’s voice, rather than emphasizing adaptation of a writer’s voice to a history of literature or to current trends in literature.” Learn more
about poet and Classics professor M.B. McLatchey at In the Spotlight today!
Jun. 2017 - M.B. will join other poets and writers this fall to lead a literary panel at the Other Words literary conference in Tampa. Stay tuned for details.
Apr. 2017 - Thanks to a Luso-American FLAD Scholarship, M.B. will be attending the 2017 Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal this
summer. M.B. will be joining poets Erica Dawson and Denise Duhamel at this premier event that brings together writers and poets from all over the world to
work with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon.
Mar. 2017 - M.B., along with Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry and poet Dr. David Axelrod, participated in a panel discussion at the 2017 First Amendment
Seminar "Speak Freely, Write Boldly" in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event was a huge success for local artists, poets and writers. About 75 people as well as
local media were in attendance.
Feb. 2017 - Much gratitude to Rosalie Gartner, Archivist and Records Coordinator at Emerson College, for tracking down a long lost high school friend, On
Rewinding, which appeared in the 1975 edition of The Emerson Review. And a belated thank you to contest judge Charles Simic for his memorable
affirmation... "Good job kid."
Jan. 2017 - The Huffington Post features M.B. in the article "To Be Published Or Not To Be Published? Today’s Climate for Poet’s Works".
Dec. 2016 - Lori Desrosiers, editor of Naugatuck River Review, has asked M.B. to read her poetry at the 2017 AWP Bookfair on Feb. 9.
Nov. 2016 - M.B. attended the 2016 Other Words Literary Conference in St. Augustine, Florida, and, along with Neil Spirtas, co-presented the session: Crying
So Hard We're Laughing: When Humor Works in Our Writing. Hosted by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.
Oct. 2016 - "Fallen Angels", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of Apeiron Review.
Sep. 2016 - "Cultures Crossing", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, will be featured in an upcoming issue of Broad Street.
Aug 2016 - M.B. will join others at the 2016 Other Words Literary Conference in St. Augustine, Florida this November 4th to focus on humor in writing. Hosted
by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.
July 2016 - "The Good Thief", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Carolina Quarterly (page
July 2016 - M.B. attended the 2016 DISQUIET International literary conference in Lisbon, Portugal. M.B.also spent several weeks in Greece and Italy.
June 2016 - "Ex-Patriots", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, was published in the June, 2016 issue of Chautauqua.
May 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Urban Helicon" will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cold Mountain Review.
May 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Ocracoke" was published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Briar Cliff Review.
Apr 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Parousia" was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Tar River Poetry.
Mar 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Sugaring", a semi-finalist in the 7th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest, was published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Naugatuck
Feb 2016 - M.B. will be reading at an AWP event hosted by Naugatuck River Review on April 1st, 2:30pm at the Triple 8 Chinese restaurant near the Los
Angeles Convention Center. More details to follow.
Jan 2016 - "A Purple Heart", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir was published in the online issue of Slippery Elm.
Jan 2016 - M.B. will serve as the 2016 Grand Prize judge of the 90th Poets' Dinner Contest for the Ina Coolbrith Circle (ICC). The ICC is the oldest continuously
running poetry circle in the nation, founded by California's first poet laureate. Submission details can be found here.
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Volusia County Florida Poet Laureate
Winner of 2011 American Poet Prize
The Corvid Writers grew out of an
MFA program in 2002 at Goddard
College, where its eight founding
members met as graduate
students. The desire to write and
to nurture the art of others brought
them together in the mountains of
Vermont and has kept them
together ever since. Like the
Corvids they use as their symbol,
they strive to be fierce, intelligent
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