Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Visiting Author


Mar 16, 2023 7:30pm-9:00pm

Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

Mary McLaughlin Slechta

Mary McLaughlin Slechta is the 2021 winner of the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize. Her upcoming book Mulberry Street: Stories will be published in the Fall of 2023. She is author of a choose-your-own-adventure-style book, The Spoonmaker's Diamond, and a poetry collection, Wreckage on a Watery Moon. She has also published several chapbooks, and her work appears in journals and anthologies, including Mom Egg Review, jelly bucket, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, midnight & indigo: Speculative Issue #2, and Best Small Fictions 2021.

Mary grew up in rural Connecticut in a small community of African-Americans and Jamaicans. She received her bachelor's degree from The University of Connecticut and her master's from Syracuse University.