Solstice MFA Summer Reading Series - JULY 2017


[Chestnut Hill, MA, June 6, 2017] 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 7 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Assistant Jennifer GentileSterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade & Suitcase City); Program Director Meg Kearney (Home by Now & When You Never Said Goodbye); & poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf & A New Hunger).

Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.: Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper, Alia Waking, & Marked); Jedediah Berry (The Manual of Detection & The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards); Special Guest Richard Garcia (Porridge & The Other Odyssey); & Special Guest Stephanie Elizondo Griest (Around the Bloc, Havana, & Mexican Enough).

Sunday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.: Anne-Marie Oomen (An American Map: Essays; Love, Sex, & 4H); Renée Watson (This Side of Home & Piecing Me Together); & Special Guest, Writer-in-Residence, Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island, & Since We Fell).

Monday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Special Guest Joel Christian Gill (Strange Fruit comic series); Special Guest Brendan Kiely (All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds) & The Last True Love Story); Special Guest Laban Carrick Hill (Dave the Potter: Artist Slave Poet & Harlem Stomp!)

Tuesday, July 11 at 3:45 – 5:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading: Kemal Onor, Garvan Giltinan, Karen Dillon, Pricilla Cash, and Eric Boermeester.

Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge & A Few Perfect Hours); Special Guest Bianca Stone (Someone Else’s Wedding Vows); Special Guest Eric May (Bedrock Faith); & Special Guest Monica Prince 

Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Steve Huff (The Water We Came From & A Pig In Paris); Robert Lopez (Good People & All Back Full); David Yoo (The Detention Club & The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever); & Cave Canem Partner Poet Donika Kelly (Bestiary)

Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Assistant Director Beth Grosart Little (2016 winner of SCBWI Mag. Merit Honor for YA Review piece); Amy Hoffman (Hospital Time & Lies About My Family); Iain Haley Pollock (Spit Back A Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize); & Special Guest Jabari Asim (Preaching to the Chickens & Fifty Cents and a Dream)