14th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series presents This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home

A Conversation with Contributors Sonya Chung, Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, and Kelly McMasters. What makes a home? What do equality, safety, and politics have to do with it? And why is it so important to feel like we belong? In This Is the Place, edited by Margot Kahn (author of Horses That Buck) and Kelly McMasters, 30 women writers explore the theme of home through essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, and more.

Sonya Chung is the author of The Loved Ones, a Kirkus Best Fiction of 2016 selection, and Long for This World. She is also staff writer for The Millions and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Bronx Council on the Arts fellowship, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. She teaches writing at Skidmore College.

Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas is the author of Don't Come Back, a collection of essays, short stories, and translations that navigate the Colombian civil conflict. She is currently assistant professor of Creative Nonfiction at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kelly McMasters is the co-editor of This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. She is a former bookshop owner and author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, the basis for the documentary film The Atomic States of America. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Paris Review Daily, American Scholar, and Newsday, among others. McMasters is assistant professor of English and director of publishing studies at Hofstra University.


Presented by the Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.



Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

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Thursday, February 22, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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