JUNE 2016 news

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Faculty member Jedediah Berry will read on Friday, June 10 atThe Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA.

Graduate Ann McArdle’s new 10-minute play, co-written with Jeana Grady, will be performed on Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Staged Readings of Six 10-Minute Plays from the Gloucester Writers Center Workshop at Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.


Graduate Jenifer DeBellis will hostOpen Mic Night on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. as part of theMetro Writers Guild Creative Reading Series at Westview Orchards Winery, 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, MI.


The audio edition of Jedediah Berry’s story in cards, “The Family Arcana,” just released from Ninepin Press, features fifty-two different readers, including several members of the Solstice MFA community.

Faculty member Laura Williams McCaffrey’s latest book, Marked, will be reissued in paperback by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in spring 2017.

Graduate Alison McLennan’s historical novel, Ophelia's War: The Secret Story of a Mormon Turned Madam, will be published by Five Star/Gale Cengage on June 22,2016.

MFA writer-in-residence Mike Steinberg’s essay collection, Greatest Hits And Some That Weren’t: Selected Personal Essays And Memoirs 1990-2015, will be available in June, 2016 from Carmike Press/Seahorse Books.


Faculty member Kathleen Aguero’s poem “Sudden Departure” has been accepted for the second round of poems in Boston’s “Raining Poetry” project.

Jedediah Berry’s story “Hansel, Gretel, Grendel,” co-written with Emily Houk, was published in the spring 2016 issue ofConjunctions.

Jenifer DeBellis’ magic realism flash fiction piece, “The Floating World,” was recently published by Flash Fiction Magazine.

Laura Williams McCaffrey recently wrote a craft post for Adventures in YA Publishing called “Mixing it Up! Using Alternative Media Formats in Your Novel.”

Faculty member Dzvinia Orlowsky’s poem, “Bad Harvest” is featured on the Mass Poetry Website, and her prose poem “Bare-Assed Hell” is included in the recently released Plume Anthology of Poetry, Ed. 4.

Mike Steinberg was interviewed for Sport Literate: Honest Reflections on Life’s Leisurely Diversions in May, 2016, and his essay “Elegy For Ebbets,” will be published in the June issue.


Mike Steinberg will be a faculty member at River Teeth Writer's Conference in Ashland, Ohio, June 3–5, 2016.

Faculty member Renée Watson will participate in a Social Justice and Art Professional Development Workshop, Thursday, June 9 from 3:00–6:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center, New York, NY. She will also participate in a “Meet the Writers” panel for NYC Department of Education Teachers on Friday, June 10 from 1:30–3:00 p.m. at City Knoll Middle School
New York, NY.


An interview with Jedediah Berry appeared recently atThe Rumpus.

Horsefever by Solstice MFA Program board member Lee Hope is currently the #1 fiction bestseller on the Small Press Distribution list.