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UMW creative writing professor’s work selected by Best American Essays

The University of Mary Washington announced that creative writing professor Colin Rafferty has again had a piece selected as a “Notable Essay” by Best American Essays.

Here is the announcement from a faculty newsletter:

“An essay by Colin Rafferty, assistant professor of English, has been named a Notable Essay in the 2013 edition of Best American Essays, edited this year by Cheryl Strayed. Rafferty’s essay, “Notes Towards Building the Monument,” was originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of Witness. This is the third time in four years that Rafferty has been among the writers of Notable Essays in the Best American Essays series.”


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