Three writers who are currently teaching Creative Writing courses at Barnard will read from their work.
Miranda Field is the author of Swallow (Houghton-Mifflin). Her work appears in numerous journals and several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books), and Thirty Years of the Best of the Pushcart Prize. She has received a Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award, a Discovery/The Nation Award and a Pushcart Prize, as well as a John Ciardi Scholarship and a Teaching Fellowship at Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Born and raised in North London, UK, she currently divides her time between homes in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. Visit Field's website.
Mary Gordon, Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, is the author of Circling My Mother, The Shadow Man, The Rest of Life, Good Boys and Dead Girls, The Company of Women, and Final Payments. Visit Gordon's website.
Nellie Hermann, a graduate of Brown University and the MFA program at Columbia University, teaches writing at Barnard and is the chief writing faculty in the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University Medical School. Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, received national acclaim in such publications as Time Magazine, Elle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the paperback was chosen as a Target "Breakout Book" in August, 2009. Her second novel is forthcoming in 2015 with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. She is a native of Boston, MA, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit Hermann's website.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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