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Lesley University Evening Reading Series

Lesley University Evening Reading Series

Award-winning authors read from their work

Monday, June 22, 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.

The series will include 2015-2019 Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges as well as Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and best-selling author of “Long Way Down,” “All American Boys, and co-author of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning” with Ibram X. Kendi.

All Zoom links and author bios are available at

Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. EDT
Michelle Knudsen, New York Times best-selling author of more than 45 books for children and young adults, including “The Evil Librarian” series.

July Westhale, essayist, translator, and author of five collections of poetry, including “Trailer Trash.”

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 Tower

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