Poetry Reading, with MFACW Faculty

Monday, October 26, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Chatham MFA Poetry Faculty
Reading & Process Talk
with Dr. Heather McNaugher, Program Director Sheila Squillante, and Dr. Leia Wilson

Join us for a virtual reading celebrating the poems
of the Chatham MFA faculty. Email j.bisciotti@chatham.edu for more information.

Link to attend: https://chatham.zoom.us/j/94644542661

Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts and Second-order Desire and two poetry chapbooks, Panic & Joy and Double Life. She teaches creative writing and literature at Chatham University, where she is the nonfiction editor of The Fourth River. She recently presented at MLA on hybridity between CNF and literary criticism and at the Barbara Pym Society.

Sheila Squillante is the author of two poetry collections, Mostly Human--which won the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize from BrickHouse Books--and Beautiful Nerve, as well as three chapbooks: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens Press), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line Press) and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (dancing girl press.) She directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Chatham University. She recently became an obsessive plant person and also has a deep, abiding love for creepy dolls.

Leia Penina Wilson is proudly Samoan. She is the author of i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown) from Red Hen Press, and Splinters are Children of Wood from Notre Dame Press. This Red Metropolis What Remains is forthcoming from Omnidawn Press. When she’s not reading trashy paranormal romance novels or watching tv, she plays Magic the Gathering. She would like you to wear a mask when you must leave the house, wash your hands vigilantly, and practice safe social distancing. She hopes you are registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the 2020
presidential election is Wednesday, October 7 (but please double check your state guidelines in advance).



Contact Information

Joe Bisciotti
(412) 365-1685