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Great Writers, Great Readings Announces Spring Schedule

Great Writers, Great Readings

Hofstra’s annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series continues its 12th season with poet Laurie Sheck on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7  p.m. Location is the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st floor, Axinn Library.

Ms. Sheck is the author of several collections of poetry, including CaptivityBlack SeriesThe Willow Grove, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Io at Night; and Amaranth. She is also the editor of the anthology Poem a Day, Volume 2 and the author of the hybrid work A Monster’s Notes, which re-examines the un-named monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Her poems have been included in two volumes of Best American Poetry and three volumes of The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at the New School.

Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department and the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Events are free and open to the public. The series’ next guest on March 16 is playwright Amy Herzog, followed by novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro on April 11.

For more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.


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