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[Chestnut Hill, MA, June 2014]  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. All readings are at 7:30 p.m. Author’s books will be available for signing, and there is plenty of FREE parking!


·         Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: David Yoo (The Detention Club & The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever); Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper & Alia Waking); & Jedediah Berry (The Manual of Detection).


·         Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Assistant Alexis Croteau; Associate Director Tanya Whiton; Iain Haley Pollock (Spit Back A Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize); & Anne-Marie Oomen (Pulling Down the Barn & An American Map: Essays).


·         Sunday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Kashmira Sheth (Boys Without Names & Tiger in My Soup); Program Director Meg Kearney (Home By Now & Trouper); & Steve Huff (The Water We Came From & A Pig In Paris).


·         Monday, July 14 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading I


·         Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Mike Steinberg (founding editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction; author of Still Pitching); Lee Hope (published in Witness & The North American Review, among other journals); & Laure-Anne Bosselaar (A New Hunger & The Hour Between Dog and Wolf).


·         Wednesday, July 16 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.: Graduating Student Reading II            


·         Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guests Kekla Magoon (author of four YA novels, including The Rock and the River, winner, ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award); Carlo Rotella (author of several books of nonfiction, including Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories); & Dzvinia Orlowsky (author of five poetry collections, including Silvertone).


·         Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Katie Schultz (Flashes of War, finalist for Foreword Review’s 2014 Book of the Year); Sandra Scofield (National Book Award Finalist for Beyond Deserving; author of seven novels, a memoir, and a craft book); & Reginald Harris winner of the 2012 Cave Canem /Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography).


·         Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.: Miriam Glassman (author/illustrator of Call Me Oklahoma!, one of School Library Journal’s “100 Magnificent Books of 2013”); R. Dwayne Betts (A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison & Shahid Reads His Own Palm); & Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade & the forthcoming Suitcase City).



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