December 4, 2020

Pineda Inks Contract on Third Poetry Collection

Jon Pineda, Assistant Professor of English, has placed his third poetry collection, Little Anodynes, for publication. Nikky Finney, winner of the National Book Award, selected the collection for the Palmetto Poetry Series, and the book will be published in March of 2015 by the University of South Carolina Press.

This March Pineda was a featured panelist at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle, Wash., and a featured reader at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. In May, he will be a panelist and guest novelist at the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, S.C., and at the end of the month, he will join the creative writing faculty for the 2014 Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop at Hollins University.

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Pineda Showcases Novel at Literary Festivals

Jon Pineda, assistant professor of English, recently showcased his novel Apology at a trio of the nation’s foremost literary festivals. On October 5, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Page Turner Festival, held in Brooklyn, NY and sponsored by the Asian American Writers Workshop. On October 12, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Southern Festival of the Book, held in Nashville, TN and sponsored by Humanities Tennessee. And on October 19, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Filipino International Book Festival, held in San Francisco, CA and sponsored by the Philippine American Writers Association.

Pineda Publishes Novel

Jon Pineda, assistant professor of English, linguistics and communication, will be a featured reader and panelist at a variety of upcoming events promoting his recently published novel, Apology.

His upcoming reading and author question and answer sessions include “Talk of the Stacks” at Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis on Sept. 12, “Fall for the Book Festival” at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. on Sept. 27 and “Filipino American International Book Festival/Filbookfest II” at San Francisco Public Library in San Francisco on Oct. 19.

Apology was also recently featured in a variety of book reviews, including The Virginian-Pilot, Hyphen magazine and Style Weekly. For more information on Pineda and to watch a book trailer, check out his faculty experts page.