The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program invites local writers to audit graduate-level creative writing courses during its summer residency, scheduled from June 28-July 7, 2013 on the Pine Manor College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA. Classes are open to serious writers working at all levels; the registration fee is $40 per course for the general public.
For a course list and registration form, go to: http://www.pmc.edu/mfa-classes-for-audit.
READINGS & EVENTS
Faculty member Kathleen Aguero will be reading with Richard Hoffman at the Central European University in Budapest on Monday, May 27th.
Faculty member Amy Hoffman will be reading from her new memoir, Lies About My Family,
Thursday, May 16 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in the Cheever House Library, Wellesley Centers for Women, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. She will also be reading on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Jones Public Library, 43 Amity Street,Amherst, MA.
Graduate Alison Stone will be participating in a reading featuring contributors to the anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St New York, NY. (The anthology also features poems by MFA student María Luisa Arroyo and faculty members Kathleen Aguero and Laure-Anne Bosselaar.)
For more information, go to: http://kgbbar.com/calendar/events/women_write_resistance_poets_resist_gender_violence/
Student Jennifer DeBellis’ poems “Empty Box” and “Faded Scar” will be featured in the spring/summer 2013 issue of Aurorean, and her poem “Eyes of Verdigris” has been selected to appear on Aurorean's July broadsheet. The Vault published her poem “Religion Romanticized” in Soul Fountain's Volume #45, spring 2013 issue, and her short story, “Lullaby” (winner of Oakland University English Department's 14th Annual Flash Fiction Contest), is published online at http://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/English/Flash%20Fiction/OU_Flash%2713-Lullaby.pdf.
For more information, go to: http://www.encirclepub.com/poetry/aurorean; http://www.thevault.org/literary.html
Graduate Joe Gannon’s first novel, The Kingdom of Death, will be published by St. Martins Press in 2014; the sequel is scheduled for release in summer 2015.
Graduate Estela Gonzalez’ English-language story "Ambistoma Mexicanum" was published in the spring 2013 issue of Cobalt Review; the Spanish version of the same story is featured in the spring 2013 issue of the Revista de Literatura Contemporánea Mexicana.
For more information, go to: http://www.cobaltreview.com; http://www.utep.edu/rlmc/
Faculty member Steven Huff’s stories, “Audacity” and “Air Baggage” will be published in upcoming issues the Edwin P. Smith Journal.
Student Cathy Cultice Lentes is a contributor to a new poetry anthology, Follow the Thread, published in conjunction with the Power of Poetry Festival, which took place April 19 & 20 in Logan, Ohio.
For more information, go to: http://www.powerofpoetry.org/home.htm
Student Debbie Merion's short story, “Magnetic North,” is part of The Silent History: a groundbreaking collaborative novel written and designed for iPad and iPhone.
For more information, go to: http://www.thesilenthistory.com/
Graduate Mike Miner’s story collection, “Everything She Knows,” has been selected as a “Solstice Selects” e-book by Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices.
For more information, go to: http://www.solsticelitmag.org/
Graduate Alison Stone’s poem “A Bird! A Plane! A Frog!” will be published by First of the Month in May.
For more information, go to: http://firstofthemonth.org/
Graduate Cindy Zelman’s essay, “Once an Agoraphobic,” was published on the Web site It's All in Her Head: Women Making Peace with Troubled Minds.
For more information, go to: http://itsallinherhead.com/2013/04/02/once-an-agoraphobic/
Graduate Colleen Sexton has contributed several posts about teaching and learning to Saint Leo University's Online Blog: http://blog.online.saintleo.edu/blog.
Graduate Faye Snider contributed a blog post on writing the brief form to the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.
For more information, go to: http://matterpress.com/journal
Graduate Cindy Zelman’s piece “The Westboro Baptist Church and Michelle Shocked Help the LGBTQ Community” was a featured blog on The Huffington Post in April.
For more information, go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindy-zelman/the-westboro-baptist-church-and-michelle-shocked-help-the-lgbtq-community_b_3096553.html
TEACHING, RESIDENCIES, & CONFERENCES
Graduate Joanne Carota was invited to read from a memoir, “Strong Place,” to a class of creative nonfiction writing students at her alma mater, Rivier University, on April 18th.
Faculty member Amy Hoffman was an artist-in-residence at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in April.
For more information, go to: http://www.vcca.com/main/index.php
Graduate Rick Carr’s band T.W.i.N.E. (The World Is Not Enough) will be playing their first show in four years at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, June 15; he had also launched a new multi-media production company, “Home Bar Productions.”
For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/twinemusic2; https://soundcloud.com/twinemusic/; www.youtube.com/user/homebarproductions
Solstice student Jenifer DeBellis is now Editor-in-Chief of Pink Panther Magazine: A Multicultural Exploration of Women's Art, Poetry, & Writing.
For more information, go to: http://www.pinkpanthermagazine.com/
Faculty member Amy Hoffman spoke on WUMB’s (91.9 FM Boston) Commonwealth Journal on Sunday, April 28th.
For more information, go to: http://www.umb.edu/commonwealthjournal/listen
Faculty member Dzvinia Orlowsky's video “Silvertone” was presented with other digital essays, stories, and poems at the first Iron Horse Literary Review Film Festival, held April 5th at Texas Tech University. The video will be included in a special digital issue of Iron Horse in the coming year, and is viewable on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdldvGHMcKM
Student Von Thompson has been invited to curate the Duvall Poetry Reading and Open Mic, taking place the first Wednesday of every month at the Centennial and Visitor’s Center, Duvall, Washington.
For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry