Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Hall (Winnick House)
Barbara Novack, Writer-in-Residence at Molloy College, is also a member of their
English Department. She founded and hosts Poetry Events and Author
Afternoons, two reading series at Molloy College that bring contemporary poets
and writers to a wider audience, and she presents programs and conducts
workshops on poetry, fiction, and memoir in the New York metropolitan
area. Her most recent full-length poetry collection, Something Like Life (2012) received a warm reception as did her novel J.W. Valentine (2015), a finalist for Pushcart Press’s Editor’s Book Award.
Estha Weiner‘s newest poetry collection is In the Weather of the World (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2013). She is author of The Mistress Manuscript (Book Works, 2009) and Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009). She is also co-editor and a contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press, 2005). Nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, she was a 2005 winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and a 2008 Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England. Estha is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Alumnae Writers Nights, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Professor in the English department at City College of NY. In her previous life, Estha was an actor and worked for BBC Radio.
Winners of the poetry and short fiction contest will be reading their award-winning works. Family and friends of the authors are invited to join in the celebration.