Writers Speak Wednesdays

Fall 2014 Schedule

Receptions begin at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. Click here for directions to the campus.

SEPTEMBER 24 - VIJAY SESHADRI

Vijay Seshadri won the 2014 Poetry Pulitzer Prize for his collection 3 Sections.

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OCTOBER 8 - NAHID RACHLIN AND ELENA GOROKHOVA

Nahid Rachlin’s publications include Persian Girls, a memoir, and the novels Jumping Over Fire, Foreigner, Married To A Stranger, The Heart's Desire, and a collection of short stories, Veils. One of her stories was adapted by NPR’s Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts.

Elena Gorokhova grew up in St. Petersburg, married an American, and came to the U.S. with a 20-kg. suitcase to start a new life. She is the author of two memoirs: A Mountain of Crumbs and the forthcoming Russian Tattoo.

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OCTOBER 15 - AMY SOHN

Amy Sohn’s latest book, The Actress, is a Hollywood-meets-Henry James novel—a tale of treacherous love set in the modern celebrity world where scandals threaten careers.

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OCTOBER 22 - ALISSA NUTTING

Alissa Nutting is the author of the novel Tampa and the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls.

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OCTOBER 29 - JULIA FIERRO

Julia Fierro's debut novel Cutting Teeth was a HuffPost Most Anticipated Book of 2014. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ workshop, she teaches post-MFA workshops at Sackett Street.

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NOVEMBER 5 - JOYDEEP ROY-BHATTACHARYA

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya’s novels have been published in 16 languages. Light Angel, set in Iran, will be published this winter

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NOVEMBER 12 - DANIEL MENAKER IN CONVERSATION
WITH BRIAN MORTON

Novelist and memoirist Daniel Menaker is a former New Yorker and Random House editor, and the author most recently of My Mistake.

Brian Morton is the author of five novels, including Florence Gordon and Starting Out in the Evening, a PEN/Faulkner finalist. The director of Sarah Lawrence’s writing program, he has received a Guggenheim and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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DECEMBER 3 - MFA READING

Readings by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing students.  

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