MFA Winter Residency - January 4th through January 13th

Sun, January 13, 2013

The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program invites local writers to audit graduate-level creative writing courses

during its winter residency, scheduled from January 4-13, 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 $30 per course for Solstice graduates/$40 per course for the general public. For course descriptions, dates and times, a detailed audit policy, and a downloadable registration form, go to:

The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program announces its Winter Reading Series, taking place January 4-13 in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. All readings are FREE and open to the public, and there is plenty of free parking! For the complete reading schedule, go to:

Highlighted events include readings by special guests and writers-in-residence:

  • Sunday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m.: Anne-Marie Oomen (poet and author of three essay collections, including An American Map: Essays); special guest Pablo Medina (author of 13 books, most recently the novel Cubop City Blues); & writer-in-residence Terrance Hayes (author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry).
  • Wednesday, January 9 at 7:45 p.m.: Poet Kathleen Aguero (Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth and Daughter Of); special guest Gibson Fay-LeBlanc (winner of the 2012 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize for Death of a Ventriloquist); & writer-in-residence Grace Lin (author of more than 13 books for young people, including the recent Starry River of the Sky).
  • Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Amy Hoffman (author of three memoirs, including the forthcoming Lies About My Family); David Yoo (author of two young adult novels, a middle grade novel, and the essay collection The Choke Artist); & special guest Julia Glass (author of three novels, including the 2002 National Book Award-winner Three Junes).