Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ashland University Visiting Fellow

Ashland University the Provost’s Office and the Master of Fine Arts Program Welcome


Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
October 26-30, 2009

Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.                            
Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business

Truth Under Pressure: Strategies for Writing Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.                                  
Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education

Keynote Address
Writing on the Wall: Public and Private Language in the Wake of 9/11
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.                          
Trustees Room, Myers Convocation Center

Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s most recent book is the memoir, Not Now, Voyager.   Among her 21 books are the novels The Writing on the Wall; In the Family Way, Disturbances in the Field; Leaving Brooklyn (nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award) and Rough Strife (nominated for a National Book Award).. She is also the author of three story collections; the poetry collection, In Solitary; the memoir, Ruined by Reading, and the editor of The Emergence of Memory: Conversations with W.G. Sebald, a collection of essays and interviews.

Her work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Essays, and many other anthologies, and her reviews have appeared in leading magazines and newspapers.  Ms. Schwartz has translated several books from Italian, including A Place to Live: Selected Essays of Natalia Ginzburg, and Smoke Over Birkenau, by Liana Millu.

For more info:

Ashland University
Bixler Center for the Humanities
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Fax: (419)289-5255


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