Events Friday, Jun 21, 2019 - Friday, Jun 28, 2019

MFA in Creative Writing Evening Reading Series

Marran Theater 31 Mellen Street Cambridge MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2019-06-21T17:00:00 2019-06-28T21:00:00 America/New_York MFA Residency Events Join us to hear visiting author Cheryl Tan and writers from our MFA program read from their work. Marran Theater 31 Mellen Street Cambridge, MA 02138 MFA Program in Creative Writing
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Lesley University’s summer evening reading series will bring acclaimed authors to campus from June 21-28 at Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. All readings are free and open to the public. 

New York-based journalist and author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan will headline the series. Tan’s books include the novel “Sarong Party Girls,” set in the author’s native Singapore, and the food memoir “A Tiger in the Kitchen.” She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine and the Baltimore Sun, and her stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, National Geographic, Newsweek, among others. 


Headshot portrait of author Cheryl Tan
Cheryl Tan, Author of "Sarong Party Girls"


The reading series will also include Creative Writing faculty members Janet Pocorobba, author of this year’s “The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me,” Boston-based playwright and screenwriter Barry Brodsky, and poet Kevin Prufer, as well as readings by current students in the creative writing master’s program. 

The line-up of writers will read from their work in nonfiction, poetry, fiction, writing for stage and screen and writing for young people. 

Faculty and visiting writer books will be available for sale after each reading. 

Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m. 

Michael Lowenthal, fiction 

Janet Pocorobba, nonfiction


Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. 

Cheryl Tan, fiction


Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m. 

Barry Brodsky, playwriting and scriptwriting 

Rachel Manley, nonfiction


Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. 

Kevin Prufer, poetry 

Joan Houlihan, poetry


Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. 

Cynthia Platt, children’s fiction 

Pam Petro, nonfiction


Thursday, June 27 at 4 p.m. 

Graduating student readings: Arielle Ballard | Mee-ok | Arielle Corsetti | Michelle Arnwine Frias | Abigail Harlow | Daniel Kakitis | Paulette Turco


Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. 

Graduating student readings: Sandra Garcia | Ellen Houlihan | Maribeth Stratford Millar | Sebastian Murdoch | Lindsey O’Neill | Jennifer Persechino | Emily Price | Tabitha Shuford


Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. 

Graduating student readings: Frances Donovan | Célèste Fohl | Leah Glennon | Julie Lam | Michael Lynch | Olivia Thomes | Tracy Thorpe | Aaron Wallace

MFA Program in Creative Writing