The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

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The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is excited to announce our upcoming Wrexham Road Reading Series evening on Thursday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Five acclaimed and fascinating writers will read from their work and advance the college’s year-long dialogue around the theme, "E Pluribus Unum."

We hope you will plan to attend, hear from these important writers, join our Q&A, and enjoy the company of our writing community. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. Free parking is available in the adjoining lot.

Our readers will include:

Nusrat Hossain holds an MA in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on prison literature from NYU, and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She works for CUNY. She is a Center for Fiction 2019 NYC Emerging Writers Fellow, and a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellow for this upcoming fall. She is currently revising her first novel about a Muslim American family, highlighting the experiences of a young hijabi woman.

Angie Kim is the debut author of the national bestseller Miracle Creek, a literary courtroom drama that has been named an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick, a Best Book of 2019 So Far by Time Magazine and Amazon, a Washington Post Summer Reads selection, and a Top 10 AppleBooks Debuts of the Year. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Salon, and Slate. She moved from Seoul,Korea, to Baltimore as a preteen, and attendedStanfordUniversityand Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons.

Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, which was a 2017 National Book Award for Fiction finalist, won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. The Leavers was named a best book of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and others. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, O. Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. Born in Queens and raised in Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.

Maria Maldonado is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a primary care physician who practices in Yonkers, NY. She is passionate about health equity and patient centered care, and believes in the power of patient advocacy through medical narrative. She has written for KevinMD.com and her essays have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and the Washington Post. She is working on a memoir.

Rachel M. Simon is a poet, professor of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Interim Director of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at Pace University. Her poetry has been published in the collections Theory of Orange (2005) and Marginal Road (2009), and in various journals including The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day in 2019. She serves as the VP of the Board of PrideWorks for Youth and on the Westchester County LGBTQ Advisory Board.

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