Never to be missed, this series sponsored by my friends at Solstice Creative Writing Program:
[Chestnut Hill, MA, December 2010] The Solstice MFA Program announces its winter Reading Series, taking place January 1–7 in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. *All readings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Author’s books will be available for sale; a cash-bar reception will follow the reading on Thursday, January 6. Plenty of free parking!
Saturday, January 1 at 7:30 p.m. David Yoo, Venise Berry, & Anne-Marie Oomen
David Yoo (author of Girls for Breakfast and Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before); Venise Berry (author of four novels, including the forthcoming Pockets of Sanity); & Anne-Marie Oomen (poet and author of three essay collections, including An American Map: Essays).
Sunday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m Dzvinia Orlowsky, Randall Kenan, & Mimi Schwartz
Dzvinia Orlowsky (author of four poetry collections, including Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones); Randall Kenan (author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Let the Dead Bury Their Dead and The Fire This Time); & special guest Mimi Schwartz (author of Good Neighbors, Bad Times and Thoughts From A Queen-Sized Bed).
*Monday, January 3 from 3:45–5:15 Graduating Student Readings
Tuesday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. Jacob Paul & Meg Kearney
Jacob Paul (author of Sarah/Sara) & MFA Director Meg Kearney (author of The Secret of Me, An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now).
Wed, January 5, 7:30 PM Tanya Whiton, Laura W. McCaffrey, & Terrance Hayes
MFA Assistant Director Tanya Whiton (published in Crazyhorse and Northwest Review); Laura Williams McCaffrey (author of Alia Waking and Water Shaper); & 2010 National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes (author of four collections of poetry, including Lighthead).
*Thursday, January 6 from 4:15–5:45 p.m. Graduating Student Readings
Thursday, January 6, 7:30 PM Laban Carrick Hill, Amy Hoffman, & Mark Turcotte
Laban Carrick Hill (author of numerous books for young people, including Dave the Potter); Amy Hoffman (author of the memoirs Hospital Time and An Army of Ex-Lovers); & Mark Turcotte (author of The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas).
Friday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. Sandra Scofield, Marilyn Kallet, & Steven Huff
Sandra Scofield (National Book Award Finalist for Beyond Deserving; author of seven novels, a memoir, and a craft book); special guest Marilyn Kallet (author of fourteen books, including four books of poetry and two children’s books); & Steven Huff (author of two poetry collections and the short fiction collection A Pig in Paris).
Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa.