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Manhattanville’s “Meet the Writers” Literary Series Spring 2011

  |   January 5, 2011  |  Comment

“Meet the Writers” — Meet, hear and converse with award winning authors

Located in historical Reid Castle on the Manhattanville Campus, the Master of Arts in Writing Program’s ”Meet the Writers” literary series offers the community  an opportunity to attend readings  and experience  intimate  introductions to renowned authors. This event is  funded in part by Poets & Writers Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

March 8th – MARIE HOWE is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008); The Good Thief (1998); and What the Living Do (1997), and is the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). Stanley Kunitz selected Howe for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. She has, in addition, been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughsahres, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. Currently, Howe teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia, and New York University. Her awards include a fellowship at the Bunting Institute, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has served on the faculty of several schools, including Tufts University and Dartmouth College. She currently lives  in New York City with her daughter. For more information, log onto http://blueflowerarts.com/component/content=article/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=85

April  5th – RUSSELL SHORTO is an American author, historian and journalist, best known for his book on the Dutch origins of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World. His most recent work, published in October 2008, is Descartes’ Bones, which traces the wanderings of the literal skull and bones of René Descartes through three and a half centuries, and the metaphorical remains of the French philosopher in the modern world.

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1959, Shorto is a 1981 graduate of George Washington University. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and is the Director of The John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, where he has lived since November 2007.

On September 8, 2009 Shorto received a Dutch knighthood in the Order of Orange-Nassau for strengthening the relationship between the Netherlands and the United States through his publications and as Director of the John Adams Institute

Manhattanville College is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution, whose mission is to educate ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students form 76 countries and 48 states.  Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences and has one of the largest teacher education programs in New York State. The college also offers accelerated degrees, including a BA/MA in Creative Writing.

Manhattanville College is located at 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. For information and reservations, contact    Karen Sirabian, Director of Manhattanville College’s Master of Arts in Writing Program    at 914 323-5239, e-mail  [email protected] or log onto  www.mville.edu/writing

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