Distinguished Writer-in-Residence: Cathie Pelletier

Distinguished Writer-in-Residence: Cathie Pelletier

The English, Creative Writing, and Book Arts Program is proud to host distinguished writer-in-residence Cathie Pelletier as this year’s Libra Professor.

Cathie Pelletier is a Maine native with a national reputation whose works have been translated into multiple languages. She has published ten novels under her own name, another two as K.C. McKinnon, and has two new works coming out in 2014. Her novel, The Weight of Winter, won the New England Booksellers Award for fiction, and Running the Bulls won the Paterson Prize in 2006. Both of her McKinnon novels, Dancing at the Harvest Moon and Candles on Bay Street, were made into films. She has also collaborated with notable musicians. She worked with country legends Tanya Tucker on 100 Ways to Beat the Blues and Doug Kershaw on his memoir The Ragin’ Cajun. She has written several songs, some of which have been recorded by various artists including David Byrne of Talking Heads and the Texas Tornadoes.

Cathie will be teaching intermediate and advanced creative writing workshops, organizing a book club, conducting readings of her own work, and offering a summer course on memoir writing, which will run from July 21 to August 1.

View the press release here.

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