MAY 2016 news

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Associate Director Tanya Whiton gave a reading with poet Kevin McLellan on Monday, May 2 at 9 p.m. at LFK, 188 State Street, Portland, ME.


Graduate Jonathan Todd and his son will sell the latest issues of their minicomics at the Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Room of the Cambridge Public Library at 449 Broadway in Cambridge, MA.

Graduate María Luisa Arroyo will read on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. with Janet E. Aalfs at White Square Books, 86 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA.

Graduate Ann McArdlewill read from her memoir in progress, Tupamaros!, Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 E. Main Street, Gloucester, MA.


Graduate Jenifer DeBellis will hostOpen Mic Night on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Metro Writers Guild Creative Reading Series at Westview Orchards Winery, 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, MI.


Graduate Estela Gonzalez will be reading from her novel, Arribada,on Friday April 29 at 12:15 p.m. at Middlebury College's Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury, VT.


Graduate María Luisa Arroyo’s new limited-edition chapbook, Flight, was published by Thousand Hands Press in celebration of National Poetry Month.


Graduate Danielle DeTiberus’ poem, “Binya, Comya,” has been accepted by Illuminations for publication in their Charleston-themed issue, which is dedicated in honor and witness of the Emanuel AME Church shootings in 2015.

Graduate Joyce McPherson recently published a series of six abridged Shakespeare plays for student theater groups as “The Shakespeare Scriptorium.”

Graduate Jessica Schnur’s essay, “Move,” has been accepted by Door is a Jar for publication.
Faculty member Sandra Scofield’s story, “The Sinkhole,” is published in the current issue of Narrative.


Graduate Laura Jones has been asked to play the role of Interim Associate Director of The Pennsylvania State University's Program of Writing and Rhetoric for the 2016-2017 academic year.

María Luisa Arroyo will be honored as one of the 2016 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Award recipients on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.

Graduate Tanya Coovadia’s short story collection, Pelee Island Stories, has won a Bronze IPPY (Independent Publisher's Book Award) for Canada East Best Regional Fiction.

Program Director Meg Kearney will present as part of the Dutchess County School Librarians Association annual gathering, Friday, May 20 from 4–7 p.m.

Faculty member Dzvinia Orlowsky and poet co-translator Jeff Friedman are featured in an interview about their NEA award-winning translation project in the current issue of Solstice Literary Magazine.

Dzvinia Orlowsky’s translation from Ukrainian of Natalka Bilotserkivets’ poem “We Will Not Die in Paris” is featured in a bilingual interview conducted by Andrew Singer for Trafika Europe Radio.