Award Winning Poet Gail Mazur to Give Reading as Part of the Working Writers Series

March 4th, 2014 by 

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Poet Gail Mazur will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library.  The event, sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Mazur has published six volumes of poetry, most recently “Figures in a Landscape” (University of Chicago Press, 2011).  She won the Massachusetts Book Award for her fifth book, “Zeppo’s First Wife: New and Selected Poems” (University Of Chicago Press, 2005), has held fellowships in poetry at the Bunting Institute and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has received Pushcart Prizes for individual poems, and was named a finalist for other awards, including the Paterson Poetry Prize and the National Book Award.  Mazur is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College, and serves as a trustee of the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and an advisory editor for the journals Agni and Ploughshares.

Spring 2014 Working Writers Series Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Nonfiction writer Sam Freedman
  • Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Siri Hustvedt to give annual “Vocation of the Writer” lecture
  • Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. – Celebration of Senior Creative Writing Concentration


For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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