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Meredith O'Brien G'17, MFA

Instructor: Creative Nonfiction Writing I: Writing About Others; Introduction to the Medical Narrative

Meredith O’Brien is the author of four books: novel, a memoir, and two works of creative nonfiction. She is currently working on a new novel as well as a new creative nonfiction project. Her 2017 book, Mr. Clark’s Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room, won an Independent Publishers Award and was a finalist for a ForeWord INDIES award.

Meredith holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University, an MA in political science from American University, and a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her most recent book, Uncomfortably Numb: a memoir about the life-altering diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, informs Meredith’s teaching in our Narrative Medicine Track. A former newspaper journalist and investigative reporter, she also teaches writing and journalism at Northeastern University. 

Please visit the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program page to learn about the curriculum, faculty, program options, and more.