January 18, 2011
Feb. 2 event is free and open to the public
LYNCHBURG–Randolph College will feature a reading by Anthony D’Aries on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. in Smith Building’s Jack Lounge. The event, part of the College’s Visiting Writing Series, is free and open to the public. D’Aries is serving as Randolph’s Emerging Writer-in-Residence for the spring 2011 semester.
D'Aries received the 2010 PEN New England Discovery Award in Nonfiction. His memoir-in-progress, The Language of Silence, explores communication within a male-dominated American home and how the obsession with television, music and movies can both build and break connections. An excerpt from the work received honorable mention for Fourth Genre’s 6th Annual Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. His work has appeared in Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices and is forthcoming in the anthology Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost (Pinchback Press). For the past several years, D’Aries has taught creative writing and literacy within correctional facilities in Massachusetts as a volunteer for PEN New England’s Prison Creative Writing Program and in the Education Department at the Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston. This spring, he will teach a course with Changing Lives Through Literature, an alternative-sentencing program that fosters communication between teachers, probation officers, judges and ex-offenders through the discussion of classic and contemporary literature. Born and raised in New York, D’Aries currently lives with his wife in Boston.