Graduate Writing Program Reading Series

Toi Derricotte

Writers participating in the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Program Reading Series this spring include Li-Young Lee, Ian Frazier, and Toi Derricotte.

The Reading Series connects students and the general public with nationally and internationally respected poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, as well as important emerging writers, who represent the diversity of contemporary aesthetics and socio-political communities.

The Reading Series is linked directly to the writer's education at Sarah Lawrence. Many visiting writers not only read from their work, but give craft talks, visit classes and/or meet with graduate students and faculty over dinner or in small question and answer sessions.

Li-Young LeeAll readings are free and open to the public. For more information and directions, please call (914) 395-2411.

A Reading by Li-Young Lee will be held at Sarah Lawrence College at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 in Reisinger Hall. Lee is the author of The Winged Seed, a work of lyrical prose, and two books of poetry: Rose, winner of NYU's 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award; and The City in Which I Love You, 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. He has received several honors including a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Whiting Foundation Writers Award.

Ian FrazierA Reading by Ian Frazier will be held at Sarah Lawrence College at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 in the Esther Raushenbush Library Pillow Room. Frazier is the author of five books, including Nobody Better, Better than Nobody, and Family, a critically acclaimed history of the author's own extended family, and most recently, Coyote V. Acme. He is a long-time contributor to The New Yorker.

A Reading by Toi Derricote will be held at Sarah Lawrence College at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 in Reisinger Hall. Derricote is the acclaimed author of five books. Her most recent collection of poetry is Tender. Her memoir, The Black Notebooks, received the 1997 Black Caucus of the ALA Award and the 1997 Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize. A recipient of two NEA grants, she is professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and a cofounder of Cave Canem, a workshop/retreat for African American poets.