Sarah Lawrence College to Hold Summer Literary Series June 17-22

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Writers share their works at free programs June 17-22

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Each evening, two acclaimed writers will share their works and engage the audience in discussion. Also, on Thursday, June 21, there will be a screening of an award-winning film with screenwriter Sarah Koskoff. These events are free and open to the public.

The series is being held in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. All events will take place at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Friday, June 22 program, which will be held at 5 p.m. Authors will sign books after each event.

A schedule of events is listed below:

Sunday, June 17

  • Adelle Waldman is author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., named “one of the top ten books of 2013” by The New Yorker, The Economist, and NPR.
  • Matthea Harvey is author of If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? and Of Lamb. Harvey is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and a Kingsley Tufts Award winner.

Monday, June 18

  • Sam Lipsyte is author of The Fun Parts. He is a Guggenheim fellow in fiction and winner of the Believer Book Award.
  • Jeffrey McDaniel, author of Chapel of Inadvertent Joy and The Endarkenment, is an NEA fellow in poetry, Best American Poetry 1994 and 2010.

Tuesday, June 19

  • Hua Hsu, author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific, is a writer at The New Yorker and Director of American Studies at Vassar College.
  • Sally Wen Mao, author of Mad Honey Symposium, is a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center and a Pushcart Prize winner.

Wednesday June 20

  • Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins, is a National Book Award finalist in fiction and recipient of the Edgar Allen Poe Award.
  • Natalie Diaz, author of When my Brother was an Aztec, is a Literary Fellow and Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow.

Thursday, June 21

  • Sarah Koskoff, winner of Showtime’s Tony Cox Award in screenwriting, will screen and discuss her film Hello, I Must Be Going, which was the opening night film of Sundance 2012.

Friday, June 22

  • Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, is a National Book Award finalist in fiction.
  • Danez Smith, author of Don’t Call Us Dead, is a National Book Award finalist in poetry and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner.

For more information, call the Professional and Summer Programs office at 914.395.2205 or visit the Summer Seminar for Writers page.


About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.