Thursday, October 23, 7 PM, Cambridge Public Library
Susan Bernhard is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator Program. Her story “Broken Dreams” was published in Little Bird Stories: Volume III (selected by Alix Ohlin). She is currently revising her first novel.
William Giraldi is the author of the novels Hold the Dark and Busy Monsters, both published by W.W. Norton. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, The Oxford American, and The New Republic. He is fiction editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University.
Tanya Larkin is author of the poetry collection My Scarlet Ways and the chapbook Hothouse Orphan, a collaboration with visual artist Ben Gocker. Her poems have appeared in Conduit, Quarterly West, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.
Danielle Legros Georges is the author of a book of poems, Maroon. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared recently in Salamander, Transition, World Literature Today, Consequence, Women’s Review of Books, and the anthology Haiti Noir 2. She teaches in the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University.
Thomas H. McNeely is author of the novel Ghost Horse, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the 2013 Gival Press Novel Award. He is a former Wallace Stegner and National Endowment for the Arts fellow; his fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Epoch, and other magazines and anthologies.
Karen Skolfield‘s poetry collection Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award for poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press, and is a Massachusetts “Must Read” selection for 2014.
Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM, Jones Library, Co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum
Sari Boren is a writer, museum exhibit developer, and instructional designer. She co-founded Wondercabinet Interpretive Design, and her nonfiction writing has been published in Alimentum and War, Literature & the Arts, among other publications.
Steven Cramer is the author of the award-winning poetry collections Clangings, The Eye that Desires to Look Upward, The World Book, Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand, and Goodbye to the Orchard. He currently directs the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge.
Sabina Murray (MCC Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’02) is the author of three novels and two story collections – the recent Tales of the New World, and The Caprices, which won the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. She directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Joseph Spece is the author of poetry collection Roads and editor at SHARKPACK Poetry Review. His honors include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony residency fellowship, and the Corrente Prize in Poetry from Columbia University.
Thursday, October 30, 7 PM, Back Pages Books
Carol Berg‘s recent poems are in Escape Into Life, Menacing Hedge, and Pirene’s Fountain. She has published two chapbooks, Ophelia Unraveling, and Her Vena Amoris. Another chapbook, The Ornithologist Poems, is forthcoming.
Steven Edwards is the author of the memoir, Breaking into the Backcountry. His writing can be found in recent issues of Orion, Electric Literature, AGNI Online, Terrain.org, and The Good Men Project.
Anna V.Q. Ross is the author of If a Storm, winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook Hawk Weather, winner of the 2008 New Womens’ Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the 2009 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club.
Stephen Tapscott is the author of the poetry collections From the Book of Changes, Another Body, Penobscot, and Mesopotamia, as well as the editor of various anthologies. He teaches literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Linda K. Wertheimer is a former education editor at The Boston Globe and author of the book Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, forthcoming from Beacon Press. She also teaches journalism at Boston University.
Tuesday, November 11, 7 PM, New Art Center, in conjunction with MCC Painting Fellows/Finalists Exhibition
Denise Bergman is the author of the poetry books A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea (winner of the West End Press Patricia Clark Smith Poetry Prize), The Telling, and Seeing Annie Sullivan. She was editor of City River of Voices, an anthology of urban poetry, and her poetry is featured in public art in Cambridge, MA.
Joseph Fazio‘s fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Post Road Magazine, The Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere.
Kate Leary‘s work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Word Riot, Harpur Palate, and Night Train, and she was a fiction editor of Sonora Review. She was a 2010 fellow at I-Park Artists’ Enclave.
Mehdi Okasi‘s writing has appeared in The Iowa Review, Guernica, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2009 among others. He was the 2011-12 Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Emily Ross is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator Program. Her short fiction won second prize in The Smoking Poet’s annual fiction contest, and she’s been published in Menda City Review and Boston Magazine.
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 PM, Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Co-sponsored by the Gloucester Writers Center
David Daniel is the author of the poetry collections Seven-Star Bird (winner of the Larry Levis Prize) and the forthcoming Ornaments & Other Assorted Love Songs. Recent essays on both poetry and music, along with excerpts from his memoir, The Fall-Down Diet, have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals and anthologies. He was Poetry Editor of Ploughshares for more than a decade, and he is the founder and producer of WAMFEST: The Words and Music Festival.
Laura Harrington is an award winning novelist, playwright, lyricist and librettist. Her novel Alice Bliss won numerous accolades, including a 2012 Massachusetts Book Award. As a playwright and dramatist, she’s won MCC fellowships in ’97 and ’05, has twice won the Clauder Competition, and received a 2008 Kleban Award.
Ann McArdle has published nine nonfiction books, and her short short story “Tomorrow” appeared in the premiere issue of the journal Pear Noir! and aired on the Words to Go podcast. She is recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship.
Marsha Pomerantz‘s poems and prose have been published in journals in the US, UK, and Israel, and she has translated poetry, short fiction, and a novel from the Hebrew. Her poetry collection The Illustrated Edge was named as one of the year’s Best Poetry Books by Boston Globe. Her writing has been supported by two residencies at the MacDowell Colony, and she has twice been a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Award.