Solstice Summer Reading Series


[Chestnut Hill, MA, June 2015] The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its Summer Reading Series. Readings will be held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, and are FREE and open to the public. Author’s books will be available for signing, and there is plenty of FREE parking!

Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Iain Haley Pollock (Spit Back A Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize); Renée Watson (This Side of Home; Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills); & Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade & Suitcase City).

Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Director Meg Kearney (Home by Now & Trouper); Randall Horton (Pitch Dark Anarchy & Hook: A Memoir); & Anne-Marie Oomen (An American Map: Essays, & Love, Sex, & 4H).

Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Associate Director Tanya Whiton (Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine); Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper and the forthcoming Marked); & Cave Canem Partner Poet Douglas Brown (Zero to Three).

Monday, July 13 from 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading I

Monday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Mike Steinberg (founding editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction; author of Still Pitching); Sandra Scofield (National Book Award Finalist for Beyond Deserving; author of seven novels, a memoir, and a craft book) & Laure-Anne Bosselaar (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf & A New Hunger).

Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30 –6:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading II

Wednesday, July 15 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading III

Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.: David Yoo (The Detention Club & The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever); & special guest Toni Buzzeo (author of more than 21 picture books and 11 books for educators).

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Assistant Jessica Kennedy; special guest Karen Bender (A Town of Empty Rooms & Like Normal People) & Steve Huff (The Water We Came From & A Pig In Paris).

Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest Jo Solfrian (Visible Heavens, winner of the 2009 Wick Prize); special guest Eric Gansworth (author of ten books, including the young-adult novel If I Ever Get out of Here) & Jedediah Berry (The Manual of Detection and the forthcoming The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards).

Contact: Tanya Whiton, Associate Director 731-7697

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