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Best-Selling Author Cheryl Strayed Will be 2015-16 Emily Balch Speaker

Posted June 15, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students is once again bringing a highly celebrated author to campus. The 2015-16 speaker is Cheryl Strayed, whose memoir Wild was a #1 New York Times best-seller and made into a major motion picture. Wild was also chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s […]

Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Campus as Part of The Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted November 13, 2014
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Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, visited campus on Monday, Nov. 10 for a special talk and book signing especially for members of the Class of 2018. Kolbert came to campus as part of the The Emily Balch Speaker Series. Linked to the Emily Balch Seminars, past speakers have included Alison […]

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Will Be 2014-15 Emily Balch Speaker

Posted June 17, 2014
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Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, from which The Sixth Extinction was adapted, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She is also a recipient of a Heinz Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Acclaimed Author Zadie Smith Coming to Campus as part of Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted June 27, 2013
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Bryn Mawr’s Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students is once again bringing a highly celebrated young author to campus. The 2013-14 speaker is Zadie Smith, whose latest book, NW, made the “best of 2012” lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time. NW was also nominated for a number of […]

Author Alison Bechdel Visits Campus as Part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted October 4, 2012

Click here To view these photos on Flickr. Bryn Mawr’s first-year students got to spend an evening with acclaimed author Alison Bechdel last Thursday as part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series. Best known for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and her 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel’s latest […]

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s Novella The Sensualist Published to Glowing Praise: Reading and Book Signing on Wednesday, April 25

Posted April 19, 2012
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Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s novella The Sensualist was published earlier this month to great praise. On the website fwriction.com, novelist Andrew Ervin writes about The Sensualist : “One passage in particular has lodged itself in my brain and I’d like to quote it here at length; it’s, I think, the most profound and […]

Bryn Mawr’s “She’s the First” Holds First Poetry Night

Posted April 5, 2012

A chapter of “She’s the First,” an organization dedicated to making education accessible to girls in the developing world, has recently been founded at Bryn Mawr. The group will be holding a poetry night at Thomas Great Hall on April 7 from 7:30-9 p.m., with a guest appearance by Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of “She’s […]

Creative Writing Program Reading Series Hosts Panel of Short Story Authors

Posted October 28, 2011

POST UPDATED NOV 3 Five of the most important short-fiction writers working today—Frank O’Connor Award finalist Robin Black and four of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” honorees, Chris Adrian, David Bezmozgis, Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell—discussed the place of the short story in America, as well as their work and influences, at Bryn Mawr […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Award-Winning Author Ha Jin Featured in Bryn Mawr’s Free Creative Writing Program Reading Series

Posted November 18, 2010
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Author Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, will read from his work on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodhart Music Room, Goodhart Hall, at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Charles Simic To Give Free Reading

Posted November 4, 2010
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic will read from his work on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are free and open to the public. […]

Best-Selling Author Jamaica Kincaid To Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Sept. 30

Posted September 23, 2010
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Jamaica Kincaid, author of the bestseller The Autobiography of My Mother, will give a free reading of her work in Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Kincaid is the author of a nearly a dozen works […]

“Master Storyteller” Rick Moody Opens Reading Series Sept. 16

Posted September 9, 2010

A reading by Rick Moody, author of the novels The Ice Storm and, most recently, The Four Fingers of Death, opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Moody will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, in The Goodhart Hall Music Room. Moody’s newest book, The Four Fingers […]

Celebrated Writer, Naturalist, and Environmental Activist Peter Matthiessen to Give Free Reading

Posted April 15, 2010
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Two-time National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen, author of At Play in the Fields of the Lord, will read from his work on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall. Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the public. Matthiessen has […]

Reading by Acclaimed Writer Robin Black April 6

Posted April 2, 2010
photo by Marion Ettlinger

Acclaimed short-story writer and essayist Robin Black will read from her first story collection in Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Read more»

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand to Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 17, 2010
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Former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand will read from his work on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the […]

Celebrated Writer Julia Alvarez to Read; Musicians Will Perform Musical Setting of Her Poems by Haverford Professor

Posted November 30, 2009
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Celebrated Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, best known for her fictional works How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, will be joined by chamber musicians L’Ensemble for a night of words and music  at Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The evening […]

Award-Winning Satirist George Saunders to Read

Posted November 2, 2009
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MacArthur “genius” fellow and frequent New Yorker contributor George Saunders will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in  Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House as part of the College’s 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Best […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to Perform From her Work in Goodhart

Posted October 13, 2009
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will perform her work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater as part of the 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next […]

Bestselling Author Lorrie Moore Opens Stellar Reading Series

Posted September 10, 2009
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A reading by best-selling author Lorrie Moore from her new novel A Gate at the Stairs opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. This year’s series also features Dominican-American poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Julia Alvarez; playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama; The Paris […]