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Events Friday, Jun 17, 2022 - Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Creative Writing Evening Reading Series

Washburn Auditorium 10 Phillips Place Cambridge MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2022-06-17 18:00 2022-06-24 20:00 America/New_York Creative Writing Evening Reading Series Our Creative Writing MFA program's summer evening reading series will bring acclaimed authors to campus from Jun. 17-25. All readings are free and open to the public virtually on Zoom. Campus attendance is restricted to members of the Lesley Community. Washburn Auditorium
Angie Cruz headshot
Angie Cruz. Photo by: Erika Morillo

Lesley University’s Graduate Creative Writing summer evening reading series will bring acclaimed authors to campus from June 17-25. All readings will take place on the South Campus in Washburn Auditorium. Attendance at the in-person readings is restricted to members of the Lesley Community (students, faculty, staff) due to Covid-19 restrictions. All readings will be open to the public on Zoom, all times are ET. Award-winning author Angie Cruz will headline the series as a visiting author. 

Friday, June 17, 6 pm

Laurie Foos, fiction

Cassie Seinuk, writing for stage & screen

Register in advance: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqduGrqDIvGdQSCOIUn-HNbJkxQjLEdPmw

Saturday, June 18, 6:30 pm

All Lesley Reads Visiting Writer, Angie Cruz, fiction

Register in advance: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErf-6tpz4uHtzllBxJB-W3kDPZq4le1DMw

Sunday, June 19, 6:30 pm

Buki Papillon, fiction

Steven Cramer, poetry

Register in advance: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUofu2grTMrHNPSlD3I9_rfcy310XBmoAmF

Monday, June 20, 6:30 pm

Sara Zarr, writing for young people

Joan Houlihan, poetry

Register in advance for this meeting: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlfuCspjIvHdZuaCQ7op8RC9uYVqYsfYq8

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 pm

AJ Verdelle, nonfiction

Jane Brox, nonfiction

*followed by a conversation between Brox and Verdelle

Register in advance for this meeting: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvfuqgrjwsHNJaOfsJvMozCUdw1LH0Ozg8

Thursday, June 23, 6:30 pm

Graduating Student Readings: Leila Teitelman (WSS), Julie-Anne Whitney (WSS), Chrissy Alexander (F), Andrea Cranford (WFYP), David Field (F), Lydia Leclerc (P)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodO-vrTMrHNBxXkQB4_EBJTwBqmqYhkDj

Friday, June 24, 6:30 pm

Graduating Student Readings: Meenakshi Chhabra (NF), Deidra Dallas (F), Catherine Hannum (F), Rebecca Gataullin (WFYP), China Myers (F), Garrett Richie (F), Anna Shapiro (P)

Register in advance for this meeting:  https://lesley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucumhrjgsEt24hn1-igJQTHHIJtoBymdn

Our All Lesley Reads visitor is the award-winning author Angie Cruz

Angie Cruz is a novelist and editor. Her fourth novel, How Not To Drown in A Glass of Water is forthcoming Fall 2022. Her novel, Dominicana was the inaugural book pick for GMA book club and chosen as the 2019/2020 Wordup Uptown Reads. It was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize, longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction, The Aspen Words Literary Prize, a RUSA Notable book and the winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award in fiction. It was named most anticipated/ best book in 2019 by Time, Newsweek, People, Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Esquire. Cruz is the author of two other novels, Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee and the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies including the Lighthouse Fellowship, Siena Art Institute, and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Fellowship. She’s published shorter works in The Paris Review, VQR, Callaloo, Gulf Coast and other journals. She's the founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning literary journal, Aster(ix) and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She divides her time between Pittsburgh, New York and Turin.

MFA in Creative Writing Program