READINGS & EVENTS
WORD OF MOUTH 2022
M.P. Nolan started the Word of Mouth reading series in a little venue called Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side of Manhattan 2006, and it has existed in one form or other throughout the years. This reading series has always remained dedicated to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction as a way to share the human experience.
This year, we are again celebrating creative writers from SUNY Rockland Community College as a part of the Unity in Community Festival. Students will read their works in-person at the CAC Theater on May 4th, 2022 at 1pm.
M.P. NOLAN READS TWO POEMS
M.P. Nolan read "Great White Hide" inspired by Gibson's artwork, "Someone Great is Gone" (2013) and "The New Normal" inspired by Bolf's painting, "Classroom" (2009) are now a featured part of the WRITING OFF THE WALLS exhibit at the Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in partnership with Studio Theater in Exile
"MADAM C.J. WALKER AND VILLA LEWARO" AND "WASHINGTON IRVING, ESQ. AND SUNNYSIDE"
November 21, 2021 at 3pm at the Ossie Davis Theatre in the New Rochelle Public Library.
THE MOTHER LODE: Celebrating Gems in Westchester History
M.P. Nolan read her piece on "Madam C.J. Walker and Villa Lewaro" in a production produced by Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. in collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts. Her piece on "Washington Irving, Esq. and Sunnyside" will be featured during the performance as well.
EPISODE 72: LIFE AFTER THE PH.D. WITH DR. STEVEN MENTZ, DR. MEGHAN P. NOLAN, DR. MELISSA RAMPELLI, & DR. DANIEL DISSINGER
Recorded July 2021, Released October 2021
In Episode 72, Dr. Steven Mentz of the Saint John’s University English Department interviews three SJU Alums about what academic, writing, and teaching life is like after the Ph.D. This was a special episode for Dr. Mentz’s graduate theory course, and some of these questions come straight form his students.
EPISODE 63: EXPANDING THE VICTORIAN CONVERSATION WITH DR. MELISSA RAMPELLI
June 14, 2021
In Episode 63, Dan Dissinger and special guest host Dr. Meghan Nolan talk with friend, colleague, and fellow Saint John’s University Alum Dr. Melissa Rampelli from Holy Family University about the impact of the Victorian Age, Medical Humanities, and what sea monsters have to do with the 2008 Great Recession. On top of all of that, this was a mini Saint John’s University reunion!
WORD OF MOUTH 2021
Dr. Meghan P. Nolan and her students prepared a “Word of Mouth” Reading Series for RCC’s Unity in Community festival.
EPISODE 19: EMBRACING A MESSY IDENTITY WITH MEGHAN P. NOLAN
July, 7 2020
In Episode 19, we talk to Dr. Meghan P. Nolan about identity fragmentation and embracing our fullest, messiest selves–and empowering our students to do the same. We also talk about multi-genre writing projects, the (in)accessibility of academic writing, institutional barriers to equity and progress, gender roles in Victorian crime fiction, and finding joy in our scholarship.
Come for Fernando Pessoa; stay for P.D. James!
TOUR OF TARRYTOWN (1860)
October 26th, 2019 at 3pm at the Ossie Davis Theatre in the New Rochelle Public Library
"THE WRITE STUFF - Honoring Westchester's Legends & Legacies"
M.P. Nolan read her collection of poems in a production produced by Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. in collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.