Life and Work of Grace Paley

Grace Paley

The Sarah Lawrence College Writing Program will hold a celebration honoring the life and work of acclaimed author Grace Paley, who taught writing at Sarah Lawrence for many years, on Wednesday, November 10th at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Hall.

Paley is author of three highly acclaimed collections of short fiction: The Little Disturbances of Man, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, and Later the Same Day, a collection of poetry, and a memoir, Just As I Thought. She is the recipient of an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Edith Wharton Award and is a member of the Executive Board of P.E.N.

Speaking about Paley and her influence on their lives and work will be Wesley Brown, author of Darktown Strutters and Tragic Magic, Rosellen Brown, author of Before and After and Civil Wars, Eva Berliner Kollisch, faculty member emerita of Sarah Lawrence College who taught German Literature at the College from 1964-84, and Vera Williams, an author of children's books including More More More Said the Baby: 3 Love Stories, who collaborated with Paley on Long Walks and Intimate Talks.

Paley herself will conclude the program, addressing the audience and reading from her work. A reception will follow.