NACC Alumnus Visits Creative Writing
Alumnus Matthew Hubbard will be returning to campus to visit
Northeast Alabama Community College’s Creative Writing class
this Thursday, December 1. Hubbard will talk to the Creative
Writing class about his creative process and how to become a
While attending Northeast, Hubbard served as a member of Mu
Alpha Theta and Phi Theta Kappa and was President of the Student
Government Association and Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta. He
was a member of the USA All-Academic Team, and winner of the
2008 President’s Cup. He graduated from NACC in 2008, going on
to receive his BA in Business from Jacksonville State
Although he was not an English major, Hubbard says he’s always
had a love of literature: “In retrospect, I've always known I
loved literature. There's just something magical about words.
With them, thoughts are birthed into existence, and I find that
fascinating. I didn't pursue writing; it pursued me. Writing has
given me a voice and a way to find my sense of self, and for
that I will be eternally grateful.”
Joan Reeves, Hubbard’s Southern Literature instructor, found
Hubbard’s love for the written word obvious. “Matthew was one of
those students who not only read what was required but was
always reading the other selections in the text, which made it
obvious to me that he was a lover of the written word, and
therefore, a born writer,” she said.
first book, I Am, is a young adult novel about a man who
moves back to a small Alabama town after college and tries to
discover who he is, replaying memories of growing up over and
over in his head. He has already begun working on the sequel,
which will be titled I Will Be.
Sigma Kappa Delta will host a reception
for Hubbard from 4:00 to 4:30 in the lobby of the English
Building with the event taking place in ENG 117 at 4:30. It is
open to all NACC students and the public.
Hubbard’s next speaking event will take
place on Tuesday, December 6, when he will address the
Publications and Literature Studies classes at the Chattanooga
High School Center for Creative Arts.
For more information about this event,
contact Joan Tucker at college ext.*2252, or by email at
Novelist and alumnus Matthew Hubbard