Join us for a special collaborative symposium hosted by the McKinney Committee at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Albany's English Graduate Student Organization in collaboration with New York State Writers Institute, featuring Amina Gautier (fiction), Molly McCully Brown (essay, poetry), and Susan Nguyen (poetry). Each author will read from their work, to be followed by a panel discussion on writing about grief and loss, writing through stressful experiences, and the benefits of creative practices during difficult times. There will also be time for audience questions. This event aims to support student wellness across the Capital Region, build a strong literary community across campuses, celebrate emergent writers, and promote professionalization in the Arts and Humanities. The event will culminate with announcements of the student winners of Rensselaer's 2021 McKinney Awards and recognitions of recent UAlbany student achievements. Free Registration Here.