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Summer Writers Instructor Gets Critical Nods for New Book

Long Island author Reed Farrel Coleman, who will be teaching Short Fiction Writing at Hofstra’s 40th Annual Summer Writers Program, July 7-18, is receiving acclaim for his new book, The Hollow Girl, the ninth installment in his Moe Prager series, about an ex-cop turned private detective. Coleman, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department at Hofstra, joins Paul Zimmerman (Screenwriting) and Brian Heinz (Writing for Children) to help emerging and seasoned writers further develop their craft and immerse themselves in a specific literary genre.

Blind SpotThe Associated Press says Coleman’s The Hollow Girl  “is a fitting conclusion to this intelligent, literary series by a fine writer who has made his reputation both as a mystery writer and a poet.”

Earlier this year it was announced that Coleman was signed to write four new novels in Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone Series. The first of these, Blind Spot, is set for publication in September 2014. Coleman has also been signed to a two-book, world rights deal that will launch a new series featuring a retired Suffolk County cop named Gus Murphy; the first of this series, Where It Hurts, is set for 2015.

Summer WritersHofstra’s Summer Writers Program, sponsored by the English Department and its Creative Writing Program, may be taken for college credit (3 credits in 2 weeks), teachers’ professional development credit or noncredit. To register and for more information contact Professor Richard Pioreck in the Department of English at (516) 463-0258 or

Courses in the different genres are offered concurrently from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. Non-credit participant tuition is $650 for the two-week, 10-session course. Students wishing to take the program for undergraduate or graduate course credit should contact Professor Pioreck for more information.


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