Four guest authors will be featured in public events as part of Salve Regina University’s exclusive creative writing degree program, The Newport MFA. While on campus, each author will host a public reading from their best-selling works. Jill Bialosky is an Executive Editor and Vice President of W. W. Norton & Company. She has published four volumes of poetry: "The End of Desire," "Subterranean," a finalist for the James Laughlin Prize, "Intruder" and "The Players." She has also written three novels, "House Under Snow," "The Life Room," and "The Prize." She is the author of the New York Times bestselling and highly acclaimed memoir History of a Suicide. Her newest memoir is Poetry Will Save Your Life. In 2014 she was honored by the Poetry Society of America for her distinguished contribution to poetry. A book signing will follow the reading. Books will be available for sale at the event.