Faye Rapoport DesPres

More news from the Pine Manor Solstice MFA Program

Congrats to fellow graduates, as well as to current students and faculty. The following news item appeared in the last PMC MFA Newsletter:


Kathleen Aguero’s poem “Turkey Pond: Scattering the Ashes,” is included in the recently published anthology, Solace in So Many Words, edited by Ellen Wade Beals. The book is available for sale on Amazon.com

MFA student Melissa Ford Lucken’s story “Undone by the Undead” is available for download on Ellora’s Cave.
For more information, go to: www.jasminejade.com

Multi-genre writer Sandra Scofield’s short fiction, “Staph,” was recently published by Narrative Magazine online.
To read the piece, go to: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/files/ScofieldSandra_Staph.pdf


MFA graduates Sara Cameron and Kimberly Kreines (both of whom presented as part of the 2011 AWP Pedagogy Forum) had their papers accepted into the 2011 Best of Pedagogical Papers. This collection of 20 selected papers will be made available to members online.
For more information, go to: http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2011pedforum.php

MFA graduate Joseph Gannon was recently hired by Teach Away to teach Language Arts at the high school level in Abu Dhabi.
For more information, go to: http://www.teachaway.com/

MFA student Melissa Ford Lucken will be presenting “Got Structure? Using the mythological hero’s journey to shape and develop reflective personal narratives” atthe annual Michigan Developmental Education Consortium conference at Macomb Community College on Friday, April 15.

Poet Dzvinia Orlowsky will be leading free poetry workshops on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m.–noon in the Library Meeting Room at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street, Kingston MA and on Monday, April 4 from 6–8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Whitman Public Library, 100 Webster Street, Whitman, MA.
For more information about the Kingston Public Library class, call 781-585-0517; for the Whitman Public Library class, call: 781-446-7613.

Poet Mark Turcotte will be speaking at the Sequoyah National Research Center’s annual symposium, April 8–9, at University of Arkansas–Little Rock.


MFA graduate Kimberly Kreines won the 2010 Writers Boot Camp Fellowship and the subsequent competition for a film development deal for her feature screenplay Shifted, adapted from her novel, Seer, her Solstice MFA creative thesis project.
For more information, go to: http://www.writersbootcamp.com/Fellowship/

Multi-genre writer Jaime Manrique’s novel Cervantes Street was recently licensed for translation into Chinese