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Lesley University Evening Reading Series

Lesley University Evening Reading Series

Award-winning authors read from their work

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing program presents its Evening Reading + Conversation Series, featuring readings by faculty, alumni and students. Events will be held virtually via Zoom, June 19-26, and are free and open to the public.

All Zoom links and author bios are available at

Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. EDT
David Elliott, New York Times best-selling author, whose titles include “Bull,” a retelling of the Minotaur myth, and “Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc.”

Danielle Legros Georges, the 2015-2019 Boston Poet Laureate and author of “The Dear Remote Nearness of You” and “Maroon.”

Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. EDT
Erin Belieu, author of five poetry collections, including the forthcoming “Come-Hither Honeycomb.”

A.J. Verdelle, author of the multi-award-winning novel “The Good Negress” and essays on slavery, art and motherhood.

Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. EDT
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and New York Times best-selling author of “All American Boys,” the Track series, “Long Way Down,” “For Everyone,” and “Miles Morales-Spiderman.”

Graduating student readings

Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. EDT
Angelo D’Amato | Allison Dixon | David Klose | Merlyn Mayhew | Jessica Towe

Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. EDT
William Major | Annilee Newton | Mike Pena | Benjamin Simani

Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. EDT
Margaret Chen | Elise Hanna | Rosalind Kaplan| Sonia Resika | Tyler Woodsmall