SLC Reading Series Fall 2000

SLC Reading Series

Dorianne Laux

Wednesday, September 20, 2000
6:30 p.m. Pillow Room
Dorianne Laux is the author of two poetry collections, Awake and What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She co-authored The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Joys of Writing Poetry with Kim Addonizio. She teaches at the University of Oregon.

Campbell Corner Winners

Tuesday, October 3, 2000
3:00 p.m. Pillow Room
Poets and essayists awarded the 2000 Campbell Corner prizes will read from their works. Campbell Corner is named for the late mythologist and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Joseph Campbell.

Jessica Yu

Wednesday, October 4, 2000
2:00 p.m. Titsworth Lecture
Hall Filmmaker Jessica Yu produced and directed Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien, which won an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary. Her films include the feature length documentary Men of Reenaction and the short films Better Late and Sour Death Balls. Her most recent film is The Living Museum, a documentary of New York's Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.

Raymond Patterson

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
6:30 p.m. Pillow Room
Raymond R. Patterson is the author of 26 Ways of Looking at a Black Man and Other Poems and Elemental Blues. His poetry has appeared in The Transatlantic Review, The Ohio Review, The Crisis, The Beloit Poetry Journal and elsewhere, and in several anthologies, including the Norton Introduction to Literature and New Black Voices. He is Professor Emeritus of English of City College at the City University of New York.

Three Worlds of the Novel

Tuesday, October 24, 2000
6:00 p.m. New York City Public Library
Donnell Library Center
20 W. 53rd Street New York City
A Panel with Norman Mailer, Elena Poniatowska, and José Saramago moderated by Barbara Probst Solomon co-sponsored with the Instituto Cervantes presented in co-sponsorship with Donnell World Languages Collection Three of our greatest novelists, Norman Mailer from the United States, Elena Poniatowska (Mexico), and the Nobel Prize winner José Saramago (Portugal) will discuss the novel from their own perspective. Why has the novel developed so differently in North America, France and Latin America and Spain? Why did North Americans move toward memoir and documentary, while Latin Americans experimented with magic realism? In this informal exchange, the three writers will reflect on the crucial decisions they made in their own work.

Speakers Norman Mailer's book The Armies of the Night won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; Miami and the Siege of Chicago won the National Book Award. His other books include The Naked and the Dead, The Executioner's Song and Harlot's Ghost. Elena Poniatowska, novelist, essayist and journalist, is one of Mexico's leading literary figures, and author of more than forty books, including Nothing, Nobody: The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake and Frida Kahlo: The Camera Seduced. José Saramago is the author of six novels, including Blindness, Baltasar and Blimunda and The History of the Siege of Lisbon. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Barbara Probst Solomon's books include The Beat of Life, Short Flights and Horse-Trading and Ecstasy. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. Culture correspondent for Spain's newspaper of record, El Pais, she edits and publishes The Reading Room.

Eduardo Galeano

Wednesday, October 25, 2000
2:00 p.m. Pillow Room
Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, is the author of the Memory of Fire trilogy (winner of the 1989 American Book Award), Open Veins of Latin America, and many other works. In 1999, the Lannan Foundation awarded him its Prize for Cultural Freedom, in recognition of those "whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression."

Michael Cunningham

Wednesday, November 15, 2000
6:30 p.m. Titsworth Lecture Hall
Michael Cunningham is the author of The Hours (winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award), Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker, among others. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, and a Michener Fellowship.

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