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Why do this horrible thing? My stab at a commencement address.

May 1st, 2017

Since we have separate ceremonies for undergraduates and MFAs, I ended up delivering it twice:

Graduates and honored guests,
I’m pleased to welcome you to the 2017 commencement of students in the Writing Program of the University of Pittsburgh. I promise to keep this short, even though it’s intended for two audiences, the writers and their families.

First, to the families: Your child is employable.