Graduate School of Leadership and Change student Mursalata Muhammad, an English professor at Grand Rapids Community College, has been selected by poet Thomas Lynch for a month-long residency at his home.
Muhammad is taking part as the first recipient of the Sweeney Memorial Boat House Residency at Lines End. Encouraging emerging writers with this new residency, the Lynch & Sons Fund for the Arts is on the south shore of Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County. This boathouse gets its name from the Irish poet, Matthew Sweeney, who wrote “On Mullett Lake,” in 2016 before he died.
“It comes with two resources I often lack: a place and time to write,” said Muhammad in a press release.