November 2015 News

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Faculty member Sterling Watson recently presented at the Tampa Bay Times Reading Festival, and he will join fellow authors Jeff Lindsay, Heather Graham, & James O. Born for “It’s a Crime: New Novels,” at the Miami Book Festival, Saturday, November 21 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Building 7, 1st Floor, Room 7128, Miami, FL.


Graduate María Luisa Arroyo will host “7 Minutes: A Literary Spotlight” featuring twelve writers including graduate Towana Wright on Sunday, November 15 from 1–3 p.m. in the Springfield City Library Community Room, 220 State St., Springfield, MA.

MFA Consulting Writer Jacqueline Woodson will read on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, and on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, located at 65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA.


Graduate Jenifer DeBellis will read on Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m. as part of the Poets & Pies Series at Hannan House Café, 4750 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI.


Student Kat Fitzpatrick will present at the20th Annual Chronicle Book Fair, Sunday, November 8 from 11 a.m.–3 the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY, and at the Local Author Fair on Saturday, November 14 from 1–4 p.m. at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library in Clifton Park, NY.

Faculty member Kathleen Aguero will read on Saturday, November 14 from 7–9:30 p.m. at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA.


Graduate Cathy Cultice Lentes will read onSunday, November 8 from 2–4 p.m.
as part of the release celebration for Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Welcome Center in Dayton, OH.


Faculty Member Venise Berryis co-editor of an anthology, Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues, published with Peter Lang in October 2015.

Graduate Danielle DeTiberus’ essay “Mask of Submission: Alexie, Hudson, and Chou,” has been published on SolLit Blog.

Graduate Michael Farrell recently published his second novel, When the Lights Go Out.

Graduate Joe Gannon’s second novel, The Last Dawn, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in January, 2016.

Graduate Beth Richard’s essay, “The Third Time,” is included in the anthology Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, from New South Books.

Graduate Alison Stone’s poems “Haunting” and “Men Want the Blonds,” appeared in the anthology Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity, and her poem “Not Cure, Not Denial” was published online as part of the HIV Here and Now project. Her fifth poetry collection, Ordinary Magic, was accepted by NYQ Books and will appear in late spring/early summer.

Graduate Teresa Sutton’s poetry chapbook, Ossory Wolves— a finalist in the 2014 Bright Hills Press Poetry Chapbook Competition—will be published next fall 2016 by Dancing Girl Press.


Kathleen Aguero will be moderator and presenter on the panel “Self-Care for Writing Workshop Leaders” on Friday, November 6, 1:45–3 p.m. at PEN New England’s Writing and Trauma Summit, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston, MA. She will also be teaching a workshop in “Creative Writing for Caregivers” on Monday, November 9 at The 9th Annual Caregivers Conference, Courtyard Marriot, Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH.

Kat Fitzpatrick will present a lecture and slide show about her Vietnam research,“Retracing my Father's Footsteps,"”on Thursday, November 5 at 7 theCrandall Public Libraryin Glens Falls, NY.

Graduate Alison McLennan has been hired as a Writing Guide for Mountain Arts and Music’s Open Studio in Eden, Utah.

Associate Director Tanya Whiton will be teaching a seminar, “Indie Publishing 101: What Writers Need to Know About Turning an Idea into a Book,” as part of Aside Vol, 5: A Citizen’s Forum on Literary Particulars, Saturday, November 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the Albert Brenner Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.


Graduate James Anderson’s debut novel, The Never-Open Desert Diner, has just been acquired by Belfond Editions for a French edition to be published in 2016.

Graduate Rick Carr’s story “Piranha,” was included in “Hat City Pictures' Halloween Facebook Fear Fest Online Event” for music, film, and writing.

Graduate Heather Christierecently competed in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Contest; attended the New York Pitch Conference in Manhattan; and signed with The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency to represent her first novel What The Valley Knows.

Graduate Jenifer DeBellis recently joined Tiger Bark Press as Marketing and Publicity Intern.

Student Garvan Giltinan’s short story “Little Meat Eaters” has been accepted for the anthology Weird Fiction: New England, which will be published by J. Ellington Ashton Press.