Monday, February 4, 2019

Maria Gillan at Carlow University

Jan Beatty, Maria Gillan, Anne Rashid
In January, Maria Gillan was the guest of Jan Beatty, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at Carlow University, for workshops and readings at the campus in Pittsburgh.

Beatty also direct the series "The Madwomen in the Attic Writing Workshops" which are semester-long creative writing workshops that are open to undergraduates and community writers. Taught by working writers, these small, supportive, and intergenerational workshops allow participants to develop and strengthen their creative voices in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Poet and Carlow professor Jan Beatty directs the workshops, which are taught by working writers which include Sarah Williams-Devereux, Joy Katz, Nancy Kirkwood, Nancy Krygowski, Ellen McGrath Smith, Evelyn Pierce, and Anne Rashid.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's most recent books are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow  and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter . Her collection of poems along with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets . Maria's official website is

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