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READINGS & EVENTS
Graduate Ann McArdle’s 10-minute play, “God Walks Into a Bar,” was staged on Sunday, March 2, at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester, MA.
Faculty member Kathi Aguero will be reading on Sunday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. for “Wake Up and Smell the Poetry,” at HCAM Studios, 77 Main St., Hopkinton, MA.
Program Director Meg Kearney will read as part of SCBWI’s “From Creative Process to Curriculum Connections,” Saturday, March 22 at 10:20 a.m. at the Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA.
Student María Luisa Arroyo will take part in the Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence anthology reading, Friday, March 28 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, D.C.
Meg Kearney will be reading on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Russell Sage College’s Bush Memorial Library (corner of Congress and 1st Street), Troy, NY.
PUBLICATIONS & BLOGS
Pink Panther Magazine, Issue 20 (edited by Solstice MFA student Jenifer DeBellis) will be released March 8 on International Women’s Day.
Graduate Mike Miner’s story collection, Everything She Knows, is now available from Solstice Lit Books.
Graduate Sally Stanton has had a poem accepted by Cricket Magazine.
Graduate Colleen Sexton’s YA short story “Starbrite” will be published in Saint Leo University'sSandhill Review in April 2014.
Meg Kearney’s poems “Pondering Pheasant” and “Quails” appear in the winter issue of Prairie Schooner. “Quails” was recently featured on Poetry Daily.
TEACHING, RESIDENCIES, & CONFERENCES
Student María Luisa Arroyo will be facilitating the following workshops in March:
· A monthly community poetry workshop through the “Vitamin P for Poetry Series” sponsored by the Springfield, MA City Libraries—Saturday, March 8.
· “Touching and Naming the Roots of This Tree: Seeds for Multicultural/Multilingual Narrative Poems” (as part of the 2014 Split this Rock Poetry Festival)—Thursday, March 27.
· “Ekphrastic Poetry: Poetry Inspired by Art,” (as part of the 2014 Monson, MA Arts Festival).
Student Jenifer DeBellis will be teaching a course, “Creative Approaches to Prose and Poetry” at the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library in Imlay City, Michigan.
Student Kat Fitzpatrick was recently invited to be a mentor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.
María Luisa Arroyo will be honored as a 2014 Latino Scholarship Foundation Carlos Vega Community Champion in Holyoke, MA. The award is named after a Holyoke longtime community activist and recognized local residents for their leadership and service to the community.