Literary Arts

Mark Baumer, MFA Class of 2011, Dies While on Cross-Country Trek

Mark Baumer, MFA class of 2011, died in late January 2017, killed when struck by a vehicle as he continued his long-distance cross-country walk, undertaken to highlight concerns about climate change.

A memorial celebration will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell St., Providence. All are welcome.  

Mark was working for the Brown University library these past few years. He completed the MFA program with a focus in fiction, but was also involved in performative literary projects. He was author of "Holiday Meat" (Quarterly West), and of a number of other self-published works. His blog chronicles his cross-country walk:

For details about his project and death, see: