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Maslow Faculty Reading Series at Wilkes University Kicks Off Creative Writing Program Residency Jan. 10-14

Wilkes University’s Maslow Faculty Reading Series will be held nightly from Sunday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The series, which kicks off the January residency for the University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, features readings by faculty and alumni of the program.

The Sunday reading will take place at the downtown Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Public Square, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre and the subsequent readings will take place at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday night will feature a film at R/C Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. The reading series runs from 7 to 9 p.m. each night and is free and open to the public. A book fair, sponsored by Barnes & Noble, features books for purchase by the authors.

Maslow Evening Reading Series:

At Barnes & Noble, S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

SUNDAY, Jan. 10 – 7 to 9 p.m. Bookfair begins.

Opening night will feature fiction and nonfiction by program faculty and alumni. Faculty members include Becky Bradway, Cecilia Galante, Lenore Hart, David Poyer, John Bowers, Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr and Sara Pritchard. Featured alumni are Lori A. May and Laurie Lowenstein.

At R.C. Movies 14, E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre

MONDAY, Jan. 11– 7 to 9 p.m.

The evening will feature a screening of Showing Roots from Michael Mailer Films and a panel discussion with film faculty Michael Mailer, Robert May, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose and Ross Klavan.

Based in New York City, Michael Mailer Films produces both independent, character-driven films and larger, concept-oriented studio pictures. Productions include Seduced and Abandoned, A Little Game, Beginner's Guide to Sex, Friends and Romans, Kettle of Fish, The Golden Boys, Blood and Bone, The Ledge and a remake of Hitchcock's The Lodger. Michael Mailer, the company’s founder, serves as an outsider reader and internship supervisor for the program’s screenwriting students.

The following readings areat Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, Wilkes campus

TUESDAY, Jan. 12 – 7 to 9 p.m. Bookfair continues.

The night will feature the work of fiction, poetry and nonfiction program faculty, including Nancy McKinley, Jeff Talarigo, Christine Gelineau, Kaylie Jones, Nina Solomon, Beverly Donofrio, Taylor Polites and Robert Mooney.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13 – 7 to 9 p.m. Bookfair continues.

The evening will feature Playwrights Readers Ensemble performances, including the work of playwrights Bonnie Culver, Jean Klein, Juanita Rockwell, Gregory Fletcher, Robert Arthur and Jan Quackenbush. 

THURSDAY, Jan. 14  – 7 to 9 p.m. Bookfair concludes.

The final night will feature readings by faculty including J. Michael Lennon, Neil Shepard and Phil Brady, as well as Etruscan Press author Laurie Cannady.

Located on the Wilkes campus, Etruscan Press is a non-profit literary press working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, cultures and voices. Etruscan publishes books of poems, novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, criticism, translation and anthologies, offering students a chance to gain hands-on experience in the publishing business.

About Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program

The Wilkes University graduate creative writing program is an accredited, nationally recognized low-residency program offering both an M.A. and an M.F.A. in creative writing with five areas of concentration: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. The program also added a new master of arts degree in publishing in June 2013 and a track in documentary film in June 2014. Both the publishing and documentary film tracks are 30 credit low-residency programs. Students in all programs spend eight-day residencies in January and June on campus and complete the project semesters online. For more information, please visit www.wilkes.edu/creativewriting or call 570-408-4527.