Solstice MFA Announces January Reading Series

Pine Manor College announces its January Reading Series, taking place as part of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Founder's Room of Pine Manor College, located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies of the authors' books will be available for sale after all readings; cash-bar receptions will follow the readings on January 8 and 10. *Plenty of free parking!

Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. — Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson (author of Miracle’s Boys and Locomotion, winner of the 2003 Horn Book Award)

Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. — Ray Gonzalez & Helen Elaine Lee

Ray Gonzalez (multi-genre writer and anthologist, author of The Underground Heart: A Return to a Hidden Landscape) & Helen Elaine Lee (author of Water Marked and the forthcoming Life Without)

Sunday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. — Tanya Whiton & Michael Steinberg

Tanya Whiton (Program Administrator and fiction writer; published in numerous journals including Northwest Review; and Crazyhorse 63) & Writer-in-Residence Michael Steinberg (author of Still Pitching; founding editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction)

Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. — Wyn Cooper & Marie Harris

Special Guests Wyn Cooper (author of The Way Back and Postcards from the Interior) & Marie Harris (multi-genre writer and former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire)

Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. — Meg Kearney & Sandra Scofield

Director and poet Meg Kearney (author of An Unkindness of Ravens and The Secret of Me) & Sandra Scofield (National Book Award Finalist for Beyond Deserving and author of seven novels)

Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. — Dzvinia Orlowsky & Sheree R. Thomas

Dzvinia Orlowsky (author of Except for One Obscene Brushstroke and the forthcoming Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones) & Special Guest Sheree Renée Thomas (fiction writer and editor the award-winning Dark Matter anthologies)

Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. — Joy Castro & Laban Carrick Hill

Joy Castro (author of The Truth Book) & Laban Carrick Hill (author of Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance and America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s)

Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. — An Na & Randall Kenan

An Na (author of Wait For Me and the forthcoming The Fold) & Randall Kenan (author of Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century and The Fire This Time)