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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pushcart Prize winner Sarah Einstein featured May 20 at MAC

Sarah Einstein, an author of creative nonfiction who recently won a Pushcart Prize, will be featured with Morgantown Poets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC).

The event is free and open to the public. The MAC is at 107 High Street, downtown Morgantown (beside Hotel Morgan).

Einstein is currently working on a book-length memoir, "Mot." An essay of the same name was recently published in Ninth Letter and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. The author has published essays in Fringe and Whitefish Review, and she has a piece in the upcoming special edition of Pank.

Einstein is a third year master of fine arts student in creative nonfiction at West Virginia University. She hopes to go on to a doctoral program in creative writing. Her writing explores those parts of life we rarely see; the intersections of middle class lives and those lived on the margins, the secrets we keep, the things we don't say.

"I'm thankful for all the encouragement I've received from the generous community of Morgantown area writers, particularly Ethel Morgan Smith, Kevin Oderman and Sara Pritchard," Einstein said.

Public parking is available near the MAC in the parking garage at the corner of Pleasant and Chestnut streets and at the city lot behind 142 High Street (enter off Spruce). The MAC is accessible to individuals with special mobility requirements; schedule ahead at least seven days
prior to the event by calling 304-292-3325, or write to

Morgantown Poets is an informal not-for-profit, all-volunteer community group that meets 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday each month at the MAC, providing literary enthusiasts in north-central West Virginia the opportunity to express themselves, share their work, network and to connect up-and-coming writers with more established authors. New writers are welcome. Join on Facebook by entering "Morgantown Poets" in the search. Or join the mailing list at or the listserve,