Author Archives: Anthony D'Aries

About Anthony D'Aries

Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize and Foreword's Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, and have been finalists for Fourth Genre's Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and the Diana Wood's Memorial Creative Nonfiction Award. In 2011, Anthony was selected as Randolph College's Emerging Writer-in-Residence. He has served on the board of PEN/New England as a member of the Freedom-to-Write Committee, leading writing workshops in prisons, shelters, hospitals, and residential care facilities, and co-chairing the inaugural PEN Writing and Trauma Conference. Anthony received the 2014-15 Writers' Room of Boston's fellowship in nonfiction. In 2016, he was selected as the Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Fort Lyon writer in residence, where he taught writing workshops for homeless veterans. He currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

Summer Residency Program

Greetings, all! Attached please find the official Summer 2018 residency program. Special thanks to Victoria Arbour and Hannah Eckhardt for their great work on this. All the best, Anthony Summer Residency 2018 Program  Advertisements

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Summer Residency Schedule

Dear WCSU MFA Community, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. Attached please find the summer residency schedule and descriptions for each of the panels/seminars/readings. Students should read through the descriptions carefully as some of the presenters list required … Continue reading

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Congrats, Sonja Mongar!

Congratulations to MFA mentor Sonja Mongar on the publication of her novel! Check out her website to read some of the great reviews and order a copy:  

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Summer Master Class

Dear Students, On Tuesday, August 7th, our Housatonic Book Award winner in nonfiction, Peter Selgin, will lead a master class (see description below). Participants in this class will submit (in advance) first pages of their own works-in-progress. These first pages … Continue reading

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Poor Yorick at Byrd’s Books!

Greetings, MFA Community: On June 5th at 6:00pm, Byrd’s Books in Bethel will host a reading and open mic for our literary journal, Poor Yorick. Come hear some of our recently published pieces and share some of your own work. … Continue reading

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Agent Meetings – Summer Residency

Dear Students: I hope all is well and that you’re enjoying the start of your summer break! In preparation for the summer residency, I’m passing along information about an exciting opportunity to meet with a literary agent in August. On … Continue reading

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2018 Housatonic Book Awards

Originally posted on WestConn MFA in Creative & Professional Writing:
Greetings, MFA Community – The 2018 Housatonic Book Awards are open for submissions! Please help me spread the word by sharing this info. with your networks. Thank you! Anthony

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