Colin D. Halloran, author of the poetry collection, Shortly Thereafter (2009, Mint Hill Books) and winner of the 2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award,  was the featured speaker at the assembly on Friday, November 22nd.  Following the assembly, he addressed the sophomore Pre-AP English class.

After serving with the US Army in Afghanistan, Halloran completed his BA and became a secondary English and French teacher.  While teaching, he earned his MFA from Fairfield University and now spends his time writing and traveling around the country leading workshops on understanding war through poetry. He is based in Boston where he continues to be an advocate for veterans and civilian education on veterans’ issues.