Arts At MIT: A Writer’s Voyage: Mia Heavener, MIT Course 1, 2000

“Be stubborn and ultimately believe in your writing,” advises first-time novelist Mia Heavener ’00, “especially if you are having crappy writing days.”  

On April 13, Heavener visited Wyn Kelley’s literature course “Reading Fiction: Voyages” to share her story of writing Under Nushagak Bluff (Red Hen Press, 2019). Conducted via Zoom, the class engaged a group of eager MIT students. “Holy moly,” says Heavener, “I was so impressed by the depth of their insights.” Her visit was supported by the Council for the Arts at MIT through its recently established Artist Guest Speaker Program.