Lesley University’s winter evening reading series will bring a variety of acclaimed authors to campus from Jan. 4 through Jan. 12 at Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. All readings are free and open to the public.
The full schedule is as follows:
Friday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.
Steven Cramer, poetry
Laurie Foos, fiction
Saturday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Renée Watson, guest reader, writing for young people
Sunday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Stephen Haven, poetry
Kate Snodgrass, stage and screen
Monday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Danielle Legros Georges, poetry
Chris Lynch, writing for young people
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
Jane Brox, nonfiction
Jason Reynolds, writing for young people
Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Kyle Gregory, Rhiannon Houch, Jennifer Kudelka, Abigail C.K. Lill, Rahima Rice
Friday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Paul Astorino, Michelle Boland, John Doole, Kristina Fedeczko, Gabriella Irwin, Linda Kaufman, Elizabeth Rose
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3:00 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Delyn Arey, Jo-Anne Hart, Livia Hermiz, Mundy McLaughlin, Liz Shick
Our MFA in Creative Writing holds two residencies per year, in January and June. Each residency offers a wide range of MFA faculty readings representing the program’s literary genres as well as other acclaimed visiting writers.
The 90-minute literary salon-style program will be educational and interactive. It will include a mini lecture on “Poets of the Old South Through the Centuries,” then readings of selected poems from 18th, 19th, and 21st centuries by a bevy of local poets, plus an open mic audience participation opportunity with a poem from the 1877 collection Poems of the Old South. Following the readings, guest poets will lead small discussion sessions on featured poets of the evening – Just listen, or bring your questions and thoughts to a box-pew discussion. The program will culminate with a poem written on the spot for the event by Allison Adair of Poetry on Demand!