The MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College

Meet the Writers: Stephanie Powell Watts

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m
Meet the Writers series: Stephanie Powell Watts
Novelist Stephanie Powell Watts’s Novel “No One is Coming to Save Us” reimagines Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby” with a black family at the center.
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Barat House
Contact Lori Soderlind, MFA director, at

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Born in North Carolina, Stephanie Powell Watts won the Ernest J. Gaines award for Literacy Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need. The stories tackle real and pressing issues, raising awareness for her readers. Her novel No One Is Coming To Save Us takes the concept of the Great Gatsby into the modern era and a completely new setting. Watts teaches creative writing at Lehigh University.