Thursday, December 3, 2015

Writers on Writing: Maria Gillan in Pittsburgh December 8

Praise for Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s poetry:
“…the power of these poems comes also from the truth in them that is moving and rare." — Marge Piercy

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Sponsored by Carlow University’s English Department, Creative Writing Program, and Women and Gender Studies Program

MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is the founder/executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, N.J., and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also director of the Creative Writing Program and professor of poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY.

Gillan has published 20 books. Her most recent are the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (Redux Consortium), Ancestors' Song (Bordighera Press), Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica), and the bilingual poetry collection, In a Place of Flowers & Light (poems in English & Italian) with a preface by Elisabetta Marino, edited by Osvaldo Marrocco (San Mauro and Mia Mama).

Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories

Maria's Official Site is at  Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.

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