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McGill Finds Hope After Loss


When Shannon McGill enrolled at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2017, she knew that life-changing decision “was a long time coming. College was something the 35-year-old mother of three from Bixby, Okla., had been planning her entire life, and that August the moment and the institution were finally just right.

Writer Shannon McGill teams up with artists for “Naked” book release at Bastion Gallery


Naked is a collection of poetry, short fiction, and memoir. It’s raw and uncensored approach breathes new life in what it means to be a woman. Through McGill’s fearless delivery, the reader is presented with nakedness as a shameless state. The reader is inspired to examine their own reflection and discover what empowers them beneath the shield they wear every day.