Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Still Writing, But How About a Reading?

I'm still working on my memoir during nap time, but I wanted to let local readers know about a reading and a lecture happening at FAU in Boca. If you're around you should definitely go. I'm sorry to miss tomorrow's reading, but I'm going to try to make the November 7th lecture.

Here's the info:

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 pm
Bestselling novelist Cristina Garcia will read from her work
Florida Atlantic University, Boca campus
University Center for Excellence in Writing
(GS 215; second floor of the breezeway, opposite side from the Ritter Gallery)
Includes a wine and cheese reception and presentation of awards to winners of
National Day on Writing  competition

Cristina GarcĂ­a’s first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was a bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award.  With four subsequent novels, a poetry collection, and three books for young readers, including her most recent novel, Dreams of Significant Girls, Garcia has firmly established herself as a major American writer with an international reputation.  She has received accolades from numerous institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been translated into fourteen languages.  Her reading will be followed by a brief question and answer session.


Monday, November 7, 7:00 pm
A lecture by
Fiona McCrae, editorial director of Graywolf Press
“Against the Tide: Perspectives on Independent Publishing”
Florida Atlantic University, Boca campus
Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union

Fiona McCrae has been publisher of Graywolf Press since 1994, following eleven years at Faber and Faber where she was a director and executive editor. She began at Faber and Faber, Ltd., in London, where she worked with such authors as Kazuo Ishiguro, Caryl Phillips, and Howard Norman. She then moved to Boston, where she worked with Faber and Faber USA and taught publishing courses at Harvard University and Emerson College.  Authors that McCrae has published at Graywolf include Elizabeth Alexander, Charles Baxter, Per Petterson, Salvatore Scibona, Percival Everett, and Binyavanga Wainaina. She also currently serves on the board of Books for Africa and is an advisor for Open Letter Press. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture.


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