Writers Speak Wednesdays

Spring 2015 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.

FEBRUARY 25 - JESSICA SOFFER

Jessica Soffer’s 2013 novel, Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), has been published in eight countries. She teaches fiction at Connecticut College.

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MARCH 4 - FACULTY READING

Ursula Hegi, Susie Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Sheehan and Lou Ann Walker will read from their works.
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MARCH 11 - PUBLISHING: WHAT'S NEW IN SELF-PUBLISHING AND SMALL PRESSES

With Sande Boritz Berger (The Sweetness), Céline Keating (Play for Me), Judy L. Mandel (Replacement Child - a Memoir) and Kamy Wicoff (I Do but I Don't: Why the Way We Marry Matters)

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APRIL 1 - ALICE FULTON

Alice Fulton, awarded a 2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, has received a MacArthur, a Guggenheim, and an NEA grant. Her work has been included in The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry; five editions of The Best American Poetry series; and the 10th Anniversary edition and the 25th Anniversary edition (forthcoming) of The Best of the Best American Poetry.

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APRIL 15 - PATRICIA MCCORMICK AND MITCHELL KRIEGMAN

Patricia McCormick is a two-time National Book Award Finalist whose books include Cut, SOLD, and Never Fall Down. Recently she worked with Malala Yousafzai on the young readers' edition of I am Malala, the story of the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for standing up for her right to an education.


Mitchell Kriegman’s novel, Being Audrey Hepburn, was recently published by St. Martin’s Griffin. A winner of four Emmys and the Directors’ Guild Award, he created the groundbreaking television series Clarissa Explains It All and Bear in
the Big Blue House. He was a staff writer and filmmaker for Saturday Night Live.

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APRIL 22 - ROXANA ROBINSON

Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels, including Sparta, winner of the Marine Corps’ James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction. Robinson has written three collections of short stories, as well as an award-winning biography, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life.

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APRIL 29 - DANIEL MENAKER IN CONVERSATION
WITH LAURA LIPPMAN

Laura Lippman is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels, including the award-winning “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan series: What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and I’d Know You Anywhere. Her books have won Edgars and Agathas.

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

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MAY 6 - MFA READING

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

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