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Maggie Dietz / Jill McDonough / Brian Evans-Jones

The Word Barn
66 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833
United States

“In October sun, it’s all gold.” – Eudora Welty

In the middle of this October, The Silo Series is proud to present three writers- Maggie Dietz, Jill McDonough & Brian Evans- Jones — and all of their writing is like gold.

Reading at 7; doors at 6:30
$5 suggested donation
Complimentary Coffee & treats
beer; wine; cider, suggested donation

Maggie Dietz is the author of That Kind of Happy (2016), and Perennial Fall (2006), which won a Jane Kenyon Award and a Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award. She previously taught creative writing at Boston University and served as assistant poetry editor for Slate from 2004 to 2012. She has also served as director of the Favorite Poem Project, founded by Robert Pinsky during his terms as United States poet laureate. With Pinsky, she coedited the anthologies Americans’ Favorite Poems (1999), Poems to Read (2002), and An Invitation to Poetry (2004). Dietz is the recipient of a Grolier Poetry Prize, a George Bennett Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy, and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She is Associate Professor in the creative writing concentration at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Jill McDonough is the author of Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), Where You Live (Salt, 2012), and Reaper (Alice James, 2017). The recipient of three Pushcart prizes and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She teaches in the MFA program at UMass-Boston and directs 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online. Her fifth poetry collection, Here All Night, is forthcoming from Alice James Books.

Brian Evans-Jones is a former Poet Laureate of Hampshire, UK, now living in South Berwick, Maine. He studied Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, UK, and received his MFA in Poetry from UNH in 2016. His poems have appeared in magazines and competitions in America and Britain, and he was the poetry winner of the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Brian has taught creative writing to children and adults since 2005, and has run poetry residencies and workshops in schools, historic houses, prisons, libraries, and more.