Solstice MFA Announces its July Reading Series

The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its July Reading Series. All readings are held in the Founder's Room of Pine Manor College located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies of authors' books will be available for sale after all readings, and there is plenty of free parking!

Friday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.: Poet and creative nonfiction writer Anne-Marie Oomen (An American Map: Essays and Un-coded Woman) and multi-genre writer Jaime Manrique (Our Lives Are the Rivers and Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, & Me)

Saturday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Poet Kathleen Aguero (Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth and Daughter Of); author and illustrator Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and The Year of the Rat); and fiction and nonfiction writer Randall Kenan (Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Century and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead)

Sunday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: YA Novelist Laura Williams McCaffrey (Alia Waking and the forthcoming Lyla's Flight); special guest Patrick Donnelly (The Charge and the forthcoming Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin); and fiction and nonfiction writer M. Evelina Galang (Her Wild American Self and One Tribe)

Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Solstice Assistant Director and fiction writer Tanya Whiton (published in Crazyhorse and Northwest Review); multi-genre writer Laban Carrick Hill (America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s and Casa Azul); and poet and fiction writer Steven Huff (A Pig in Paris and The Water We Came From)

Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Creative nonfiction writer Michael Steinberg (editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction and author of Still Pitching); special guest Lesléa Newman (Nobody's Mother and The Reluctant Daughter); and poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar (A New Hunger and The Hour Between Dog & Wolf)

Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest Kevin McLellan (Round Trip); YA writer David Yoo (Stop Me if You've Heard This One Before and the forthcoming The Choke Artist); and Program Director Meg Kearney (Home By Now and the forthcoming Trouper the Three-Legged Dog)

Friday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Novelist Sterling Watson (The Calling and Weep No More, My Brother); fiction writer Helen Elaine Lee (Water Marked and The Serpent's Gift); and Dennis Lehane (The Given Day, Mystic River, and Shutter Island)