The MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College

Fall Writers’ Weekend with Diane Glancy and Dina Nayeri

Fall Writers’ Weekend, a long-standing Manhattanville College tradition, is pleased to announce that Diane Glancy and Dina Nayeri have agreed to serve a visiting professors for the annual literary weekend, which consists of intensive weekend workshops for MFA students and a Friday evening public reading featuring both of our visiting professors (Sept 27-29, 2013).

Fall Writers’ Weekend Reading (Open to the Public)
Friday, September 27, 7pm (East Library, Reid Hall)

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Diane Glancy, among the most celebrated Native American authors in the country, received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1988. She has gone on to publish numerous books in multiple genres including the novels Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009) and The Reason for Crows: A Novel of Kateri Tetakwitha (SUNY Press, 2009); prose collections such as The Dance Partner: Stories of the Ghost Dance (Michigan State University Press, 2005), The Dream of a Broken Field (University of Nebraska Press, 2011), and In-Between Places (University of Arizona Press, 2005); and poetry volumes such as Asylum in the Grasslands (University of Arizona Press, 2007) and Primer of the Obsolete (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004).

Dina Nayeri was born in the middle of a revolution in Iran and moved to Oklahoma at ten-years-old. Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books (Penguin), translated to 13 foreign languages, and selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers book. Her work is published or scheduled for publication in over 20 countries and has appeared in Granta New Voices, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Salon, Glamour, and elsewhere. She holds an MBA and a Master of Education, both from Harvard, and a BA from Princeton. She has worked in high fashion, management consulting, university admissions, investment banking, and once as a grumpy lifeguard. Now Dina is at work on her second novel (also about an Iranian family) at the Iowa Writers Workshop where she is a Truman Capote Fellow and Teaching Writing Fellow.