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Amy Bass to Visit MCC’s Writers Series

September 23, 2018

LOWELL -- As part of its Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host author Amy Bass on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m., in the Federal Building Assembly Room, 33 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus.

Bass is a professor of history at The College of New Rochelle and is widely published on the cultural history of sports. She will read from and discuss her work. The event is free and open to the public.

In her latest book, “One Goal: A Coach, a Team and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together,” Bass tells the true story of how Somali refugees and native-born kids in Lewiston, Maine, banded together to win the 2015 state soccer championship. Their accomplishments helped bridge racial and cultural divides.

Bass has published three previous books: “Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle Over W.E.B. DuBois,” “In the Game: Race, Identity & Sports in the 20th Century” and “Not the Triumph, But the Struggle: 1968 Olympics & the Making of the Black Athlete.” Her writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, CNN Opinion and other outlets.

The host of a weekly radio show on WVOX, Boss has also served for many years as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports. She won an Emmy Award for her work at the 2012 London Olympics.

MCC’s Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Office of Student Engagement. For more information, call 978-656-3363 or email StudentEngagement @middlesex.mass.edu .

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