Great Writers, Great Readings presents Vivian Gornick
Hofstra University’s Department of English and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing present the ninth annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series at Hofstra. Vivian Gornick is an acclaimed writer of nonfiction and a former Guggenheim Fellow whose books have been nominated for two National Book Critics Circle Awards and a National Book Award. Her body of work includes Fierce Attachments: A Memoir, dealing with her relationship with her mother; The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative; Approaching Eye Level; Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life; The Men in My Life: Critical Essay; The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and The End of the Novel of Love. A former staff writer on The Village Voice, her articles and reviews have appeared in The Nation, The New York Times Book Review and Magazine, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Bookforum, and The Threepenny Review.
This event will take place in the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus.
Great Writers, Great Readings was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra currently offers an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in English. The program's faculty include playwright Erik Brogger, author Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cost:Free and open to the public
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