Mentor Series Reading: Dani Shapiro

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The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Dani Shapiro reading along with program participants Molly Cooney (nonfiction) and Mary Stein (fiction).

Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, and has been widely anthologized. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School, and Wesleyan University, and she is co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. She is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her new book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, was published in 2013.

Molly Cooney is a queer writer, mother, and teacher, who spends as much time as possible outdoors. She graduated with her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona, and her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review and The North Dakota Quarterly. When she’s not paddling in Arctic rivers or backpacking in the mountains, Molly lives in a century-old house with her partner, one-year-old baby, and four-legged friends.

Mary Stein’s fiction can be found or is forthcoming in Caketrain, The Brooklyn Rail, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and Spartan Lit. Her critical writing can be found online at Numéro Cinq. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been nominated for New Stories from the Midwest. She currently teaches through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshops and is the assistant editor of Conduit literary magazine.
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By: The Loft Literary Center

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