Winter Reading Series - December 30, 2016 - January 6, 2017


[Chestnut Hill, MA, December 2016] The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its Winter 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, December 30 at 7:30 p.m.: Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge & A Few Perfect Hours); poet Nicole Terez Dutton (author of If One Of Us Should Fall, winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize); & David Yoo (The Detention Club & The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever).

Saturday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Assistant Kassie Rubico; Assistant Director Beth Grosart (2016 winner of SCBWI Mag. Merit Honor for YA Review piece); poet Kathleen Aguero (author of five poetry collections, including After That); & Robert Lopez (author of three novels and three story collections, including Good People). 

Sunday, January 1 at 7:30 p.m.: Sandra Scofield (author of seven novels, a craft book, and two memoirs, including the recent Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life); Anne-Marie Oomen (An American Map: Essays; Love, Sex, & 4H); Special Guest poet Kevin McLellan (Tributary & [box]).

Monday, January 2 from 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading I: Vanessa Lewis, Mira Singer, & Olivia Cahoon

Monday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m.: Amy Hoffman (author of three memoirs, including Lies About My Family); Special Guest Laurie Stolarz (author of the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17, and Bleed); & Special Guest, Writer-in-Residence, Helen Elaine Lee (The Serpent’s Gift & Water Marked).

Wednesday, January 4 at 8:00 p.m.: Renée Watson (This Side of Home & the forthcoming Piecing Me Together); Jedediah Berry (The Manual of Detection & The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards); Program Director Meg Kearney (Home by Now & Trouper); & Special Guest cartoonist Paul Karasik (City of Glass & artwork seen in The New Yorker).

Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.: Special Guest Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Something Beautiful & The Granddaughter Necklace); Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper, Alia Waking, & Marked); & Special Guest Michael White (the author of seven novels, including Resting Places & Soul Catcher)

Friday, January 6 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading II: Mary Sweeney, Jennifer Gentile, Colleen DeCourcy, & Alexa Hudson

Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m.: Dzvinia Orlowsky (author of five poetry collections, including Silvertone); Steve Huff (The Water We Came From & A Pig In Paris); & Special Guest Martin Naparsteck (the author of eight books, including War Song & A Hero’s Welcome)

CONTACT: Beth Grosart Little, Assistant Director