While at MacDowell Michael Okpanachi worked on a collection of short stories titled I am Sitting Here Looking at a Graveyard. He was selected as one of the emerging writers in Nigeria to celebrate Port Harcourt as the 2014 UNESCO World Book Capital.
Michael Okpanachi worked in the Monday Music studio.
Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The…