The Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College Invites Local Literary Fans to Free Summer Reading Series

[Chestnut Hill, MA, June 2016] The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its Summer Reading Series. Readings will be held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, and are FREE and open to the public. Author’s books will be available for signing, and there is plenty of FREE parking!

Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.: Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade & Suitcase City); Iain Haley Pollock (Spit Back A Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize); & Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper, Alia Waking, & Marked).

Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Assistant Beth Grosart (recently published in YA Review; Anne-Marie Oomen (An American Map: Essays; Love, Sex, & 4H); Steve Huff (The Water We Came From & A Pig In Paris); & Renée Watson (This Side of Home; Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills).

Sunday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Associate Director Tanya Whiton (Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine); David Yoo (The Detention Club & The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever); Special Guest Laura McCullough (Jersey Mercy; Rigger Death & Hoist Another); & Cave Canem Partner Poet Rickey Laurentiis (Boy With Thorn).

Monday, July 11 from 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading I: Billy Still; Jennifer Strattman, & Lisa Sullivan

Monday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Mike Steinberg (founding editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction; author of Still Pitching); Program Director Meg Kearney (Home by Now & Trouper); & Special Guest Kelly Starling Lyons (One More Dino On the Floor; the forthcoming Jada Jones: Rock Star).

Wednesday, July 13 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading II: Lindsay Applegarth; Gail George; & Wren Thompson Wynn

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m.: Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge & A Few Perfect Hours); Special Guest Mia Alvar (In the Country); & Jedediah Berry (The Manual of Detection  & The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards).

Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest Tonya Hegamin (M+O 4evr, Pemba’s Song; & Willow); Special Guest Lee Hope (Horsefever); & Randall Horton (Pitch Dark Anarchy & Hook: A Memoir).

Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest Stephen Murphy (Umbra & The Puma Blues); Special guest Barry Wallenstein (Tony’s Blues and Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems); & Laure-Anne Bosselaar (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf & A New Hunger).

Contact: Tanya Whiton, Associate Director 731-7697

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