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Not a Native Speaker, But Fluent Enough for Fiction

Posted February 10, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College senior Didem Uca recently learned that a short story she penned in German will be published in an upcoming issue of Trans-Lit2, the journal of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German. Uca, a comparative literature and German double major from Syosset, New York, was surprised that her piece was selected […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Boy’s Life author Tobias Wolff to read April 15

Posted April 14, 2009

Author Tobias Wolff, whose memoir This Boy’s Life was turned into the 1993 film of the same name, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Free and open to the public, Wolff’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading […]

Author of historical novel on women’s suffrage movement to speak at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 20, 2009
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Historical researcher and fiction writer Virginia Ann Harris, whose coffeebreakreaders.com service is exploring new models of communication between author and reader, will speak on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. Harris will discuss her book The Privilege of Voting, a novel about dramatic events in […]

Amy Hempel, master of short fiction, to read Nov. 13

Posted November 10, 2008

Award-winning short-story writer Amy Hempel will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Hempel’s The Collected Stories, which gathers her four previous short-story collections in a single volume, won the Ambassador Book Award for fiction and was one of The New […]

National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard to read

Posted October 20, 2008

Author Jim Shepard, whose short story collection Like You’d Understand, Anyway has recently become available in paperback, will give a reading  on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House. Free and open to the public, Shepard’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading […]