Associate Professor Patricia Ann McNair from Columbia College Chicago read a short story, ‘Just like that’ from her collection ‘The Temple of Air’ to students at Bath Spa University. This book received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors (US) Finalist Award. Buy The Temple of Air here.
A longstanding friend of Bath Spa University, Patricia gave a talk on the American Short Story for first year students, hosted by Senior Lecturer in creative writing, Mimi Thebo last year.
Other collaborations between Bath Spa University and Columbia College Chicago include a presentation by Randy Albers, Chair Emeritus from Fiction Writing Department Columbia College Chicago, Steve May Patricia Ann McNair at the NAWE Conference (National Association of Writers in Education) in Durham.