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Working Writers Series to Kick Off Sept. 11 with Acclaimed Author Julianna Baggott

September 3rd, 2014 by 
Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott, a critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist, essayist and poet, who holds the William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at Holy Cross.

Navigating dystopian darkness, finding true love, mourning the loss of solitude, moving beyond gender and recording a field guide to people. Those are just some of the ideas that compelled the authors and poets featured in the 2014-15 Working Writers Series to publish. This fall they’re coming to campus to read from their works, discuss their craft and take your questions.

Sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, these events are free and open to the public:

Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m., Rehm Library: Julianna Baggott – Faculty Reading
Julianna Baggott, a critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist, essayist and poet, holds the William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at Holy Cross. Baggott has published 19 books in the last dozen years, including the novel “PURE,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and ALA Alex Award-winner. The second and third books in the trilogy, “FUSE” and “BURN,” were released recently. Baggott also writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode.

Thursday, October 2: Nick Krieger – Craft Talk/Q&A/Reading
3:30 p.m., discussion of the writer’s craft, Fenwick 207
7:30 p.m., reading, Levis Browsing Room, Dinand Library

Nick Krieger wrote the memoir, “Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender”(Beacon Press, 2011), which received a 2012 Stonewall Honor Book Award for nonfiction and the 2011 Independent Literary Award GLBTQ. He received a Solas Award for his travel writing, which has appeared on his blog and in multiple guides.

Thursday, October 30: Daniel Jones and Cathi Hanauer  – Discussion/Reading
3:30 p.m., discussion of the writer’s craft, Fenwick 207
7:30 p.m., reading, Hogan Campus Center, Room 519
Daniel Jones, author of “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers),” has edited the Modern Love column in the New York Times for a decade. His books includes two essay anthologies, “Modern Love” and “The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom,” and the novel “After Lucy,” a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple and elsewhere. He lives in Northampton, Mass., with his wife, writer Cathi Hanauer, and their two children.

Cathi Hanauer is the author of three novels – “Gone,” “Sweet Ruin” and “My Sister’s Bones.” She is the editor of the New York Times bestselling essay anthology “The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage.” She has published articles, essays and reviews in The New York Times, Elle, O – The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting, Glamour, Self and others. She was the monthly relationships advice columnist for Seventeen magazine for seven years. She has taught fiction and nonfiction, at The New School in New York and at the University of Arizona.

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Rehm Library: Poet Greg Delanty – A Reading
Greg Delanty, Poet-In-Residence at Saint Michael’s College in Vt., is a native of Cork City, Ireland. His latest book of poems, “The Greek Anthology, Book XVII” will be released next year in the U.S. as “Book Seventeen.” He is the lead poet in the book, “So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis,” and co-editor for the critically acclaimed “The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation” (Introduced by Seamus Heaney). His poems have appeared in American, Irish, English, Australian, Japanese and Argentinean anthologies.

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