Monday, July 6, 2009

THE SOLSTICE MFA PROGRAM of PINE MANOR COLLEGE


THE SOLSTICE MFA PROGRAM of PINE MANOR COLLEGE

ANNOUNCES ITS JULY READING SERIES



[Chestnut Hill, MA, July 2009] The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its July Reading Series. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale after all readings, and there is plenty of free parking!


Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Author and illustrator Grace Lin (The Ugly Vegetables, and The Year of the Rat) & poet and fiction writer Steven Huff (A Pig In Paris and The Water We Came From).



Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Poet Kathleen Aguero (Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth and Daughter Of); novelist & young people’s writer Laban Carrick Hill (America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s and Casa Azul); & fiction and nonfiction writer Randall Kenan (Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Century and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead).



Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Director and poet Meg Kearney (An Unkindness of Ravens and The Secret of Me); novelist Helen Elaine Lee (Water Marked and The Serpent’s Gift); & special guest poet Bruce Bennett (Funny Signals and the forthcoming Subway Figure).

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Administrator and fiction writer Tanya Whiton (published in Crazyhorse and Northwest Review) & creative nonfiction writer Michael Steinberg (editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction and author of Still Pitching).

Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.: YA novelist Laura Williams McCaffrey (Alia Waking and the forthcoming Lyla’s Flight); multi-genre writer Ray Gonzalez (The Underground Heart: A Return to a Hidden Landscape and Cool Auditor: Prose Poems); & poet & memoirist Anne-Marie Oomen (Uncoded Woman; House of Fields).


Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest poet Jeffrey Thomson (Birdwatching in Wartime and Renovation) & multi-genre writer Joy Castro (The Truth Book).



Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Novelist Sterling Watson (The Calling and Weep No More, My Brother) & special guest M.L. Liebler (Written In Rain: New & Selected Poems 1985-2000 and Greatest Hits: 1984-2004).


Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa

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