Middlesex Community College’s English Department


It has never been a more exciting time to be a writer and reader at Middlesex Community College. From our student club, The Middleground, to our new literary magazine, The Dead River Review, to our student Spring Literary Conference, Middlesex students are writing, publishing and presenting works of poetry, fiction and literary criticism. The department offers two concentrations: Creative Writing and Literature. In addition to providing a broad range of writing and literature courses both in the classroom and online, the two English Concentrations host poetry readings, guest speakers, and master classes featuring emerging and internationally known authors. 

We look forward to working with you when you first enter the department through our MCC Writing Program and watching you grow as readers, writers and thinkers. Our small class sizes allow students to ask questions, participate in lively discussions, and get to know their professors. You will have the opportunity to grapple with important texts and see how they shed light on today’s complex world. The problem-solving skills that are honed in the small-class environment prepare students to succeed in higher education and in the workplace.  


Cathy McCarron
English Department Chair

Last Modified: 9/22/16