16th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series presents Kenny Fries

Kenny Fries is the author, most recently, of In the Province of the Gods, which received the Creative Capital literature award. His other work includes The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory, which received the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, and Body, Remember: A Memoir. He edited Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out, and was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera to write the libretto for The Memory Stone.

His books of poems include In the Gardens of JapanDesert Walking, and Anesthesia. His work has appeared in numerous places including The New York TimesGrantaKyoto JournalLos Angeles Review of BooksThe ProgressiveLiterary Hub and Catapult. He writes the Disability Beat column for How We Get To Next.

Twice a Fulbright Scholar (Japan and Germany), he received a 2019 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts and Literary Arts Fellowship, was a Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has received grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange), Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council.

He is currently working on Stumbling over History: Aktion T4, Disability, and the Holocaust and Frida Kahlos's Leg: Essays on Role Models, Disability, and Representation. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.

 

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

 
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Date: Tuesday, October 15,, 2019 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus 

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RVSP using the RSVP for this Event link.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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


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Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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