Public Engagement

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An Evening with Laurie Sheck

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Creative Writing Program faculty Laurie Sheck is the author of two hybrid fictions: the newly-published Island of the Mad which involves Venice, a mysterious notebook, and much else, and the hybrid work A Monster's Notes which is centered around the "monster" in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; as well as 5 books of poems. A Monster's Notes was nominated for the Dublin International Impac Award and was named one of the 10 Best Fictions of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. Herbook of poems, The Willow Grove, was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and has twice been awarded Fellowships from the NEA, as well as from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and others. She has also been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and the New Yorker. Poems have appeared in the Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. In spring 2012 she was the Sidney Harman Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence at Baruch College, CUNY, and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers.

Moderated by Robert Polito, faculty, the Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. 

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