Lesley University presents visiting writers, faculty readings, art exhibition, and Picture Book Project Seminars during the MFA in Creative Writing Summer Residency, June 20 to 25, 2014.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The line-up includes visiting writer Constance S. Congdon, playwright-in-residence at Amherst College whose works include “Tales of the Lost Formicans” and an adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s “A Mother” with Olympia Dukakis in the lead role.
"Our readings this June include a great amount of experimentation – poets reading from nonfiction in progress, for example – and newly published books in fiction and poetry,” said Steven Cramer, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Lesley University.
The readings are free and open to the public, and the full schedule of events includes two free seminars on the art of writing picture books and an exhibit in Marran Gallery featuring the poetry-inspired artwork of Lesley alumna Dianne K. Webb (BA ’93, MFA ’06).
Friday, June 20
- 7:15 p.m.Sharon Bryan, nonfiction; Teresa Cader, nonfiction
Saturday, June 21 -
6:30 p.m.Leah Hager Cohen, fiction; Lewis Hyde, nonfiction visiting writer
Sunday, June 22
- 7 p.m.Rachel Kadish, fiction; Kevin Prufer, poetry
Monday, June 23
- 7 p.m.Ronan Noone film presentation; Constance Congdon, writing for stage and screen visitor
Wednesday, June 25
- 7 p.m.Hester Kaplan, fiction; Chris Lynch, writing for young people
Marran Theater is on Lesley’s Doble Campus, which is off of Massachusetts Avenue, halfway between Harvard and Porter squares, easily accessible from the Red Line. For directions and a map, click here.
As part of Lesley University's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, children's authors and faculty members David Elliott and Susan E. Goodman will offer two seminars on the art of writing the picture book. These seminars are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Contact Melissa Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find more information here.
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