Join the MFA in Creative Writing as we welcome two nationally-renowned writers to our annual winter residency.
January 7th, 6:30 pm
The All Lesley Reads author for January 2017 is the novelist and playwright Kia Corthron. Kia will read from her new novel The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, followed by a staged reading of a 30-minute segment from her play A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick. Kia will be the 2017 resident playwright at Chicago's Eclipse Theatre, whose three-show season will be all her plays. For her body of work, she has been honored with the 2016 Otto Award for Political Theatre, the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the USArtists Jane Addams Fellowship, the Simon Great Plains (Honored) Playwright Award; and the Lee Reynolds Award. Her book The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is a finalist for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
January 11th, 7:00 pm
The Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Megan Marshall is the visiting writer in creative nonfiction. She is the author of the forthcoming Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, which combines biography and memoir in a narrative devoted to the poet who was also Marshall’s teacher. Marshall’s first biography, The Peabody Sisters, was awarded the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014; she received the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction for both books. Marshall is the Charles Wesley Emerson College Professor at Emerson College, where she teaches nonfiction narrative and the art of archival research in the MFA Creative Writing Program.
Join faculty, students, and visiting writers as they read work from the poetry, fiction, nonfiction, writing for young people, and stage and screen genres.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 5:00 pm
Sharon Bryan, poetry
Jason Reynolds, writing for young people
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 6:30 pm
Visiting Writer Kia Corthron, writing for stage and screen, fiction, & writing for young people
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 6:30 pm
Roland Merullo, nonfiction
Tony Eprile, fiction
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 6:30 pm
Stephen Haven, poetry
Sinan Unel, writing for stage and screen
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 7:00 pm
Visiting Writer, Megan Marshall, nonfiction
34 Mellen St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
For more information, contact Jana Van Der Veer at email@example.com
Cost: Free and Open to the Public