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Posts By: Sheila Squillante

Sheila Squillante

Aubrey Hirsch Reading, 11/15/13

By on November 11, 2013

The Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program presents: Aubrey Hirsch Reading and Book Signing Friday, November 15, 2013 8:00 pm Mellon Living Room, Chatham University Aubrey Hirsch is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a collection

Marjorie Agosin, All-Campus Author

By on November 1, 2013

Reading and Book Signing Thursday, November 7, 2013 8:00 pm Eddy Theater, Chatham University Marjorie Agosin is the Luela Lame Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College where she has been teaching for 32 years. She is an

HOMUNCULOUS: Booktoberfest at the LAB

By on October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 24 7:00 PM ASSEMBLE 5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224 It’s Booktoberfest at the LAB! We’re bringing you recently released poetry, memoir & music–a fall festival of fabulous for your listening enjoyment. October’s Homunculus will feature three readers–all

Jim Daniels and Jessica Server Reading, 10/11/13

By on October 1, 2013

The MFA Program in Creative Writing presents: Jim Daniels and Jessica Server October 11, 2013 8:00 pm Mellon Board Room A book signing will follow the reading. Jim Daniels’ new book of poems, BIRTH MARKS, was just published by BOA

Fourth River Issue 10 Launch, 10/4/13

By on September 10, 2013

Join us in celebrating the launch of The Fourth River’s 10th Issue! Readers include contributors David Ades, Kirk Nesset, Jeff Oaks, and Wendy Scott. Reception to follow. This even is free and open to the public! Journals are available for

Rethinking Small Towns and Fragments: An Interview with Chad Simpson

By on August 20, 2013

by Abbey Hood Chad Simpson is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. His short story collection Tell Everyone I Said Hi was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2012. Chad was raised in Monmouth,

Earth Works

Of Red-tailed Hawks and Earth Writing: A Review of Earth Works, by Scott Russell Sanders

By on August 5, 2013

Reviewed by: Brigette Bernagozzi   Earth Works Scott Russell Sanders ISBN 978-0253000958 Indiana University Press, 2012   “I am sometimes asked if I am a ‘nature’ writer,” Scott Russell Sanders writes in the preface to his newest book, “as if paying

Pirouettes and Courage: An Interview with Daniel Duane

By on August 1, 2013

by Cody Leutgens   Daniel Duane is the author of seven books, including the surf memoir Caught Inside, A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast. His journalism, appearing in Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine,  Bon Appetit, GQ, and


Review: Miraculum, by Ruth L. Schwartz

By on July 21, 2013

Reviewed by Marguerite Sargent   Miraculum Ruth L. Schwartz ISBN 978-1-932870-59-6 Autumn House Press   In Miraculum, her stunning and vital fifth collection, Ruth L. Schwartz writes with thoughtful precision and praise of the wounded. These poems have a way

Telling Two Stories in One Breath: An Interview with Tyehimba Jess

By on July 12, 2013

by Jessica Kinnison     American poet Tyehimba Jess entered the MFA program at New York University in 2002 with half of his poetry book leadbelly written. His colleagues knew what he was going to bring to every workshop—another leadbelly