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Authors panel will explore creative process during Nov. 15 New York City event
Authors panel will explore creative process during Nov. 15 New York City eventNovember 12, 2001SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The University will present “Emerging Voices,” an exploration of the creative process by an authors panel at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East 36th St. in New York City. Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw, Mary Ann Shaw, associate of the Chancellor, and Cathryn R. Newton, dean of The College of Arts and Sciences, will host the event.
The moderator for the panel will be Barbara Goldsmith, author of several nonfiction books, founding editor of New York Magazine and senior editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Panelists will include George Saunders, assistant professor of creative writing in The College of Arts and Sciences; and SU alumnae Elizabeth Strout ’82 and Karen Winnick ’68.
A special appearance will be made by Mary Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck professor of English Literature in The College of Arts and Sciences, and author of three books of poetry and two-best-selling memoirs.
Goldsmith is the author of “Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull” (1998); “Johnson v. Johnson” (1987); “Gloria – Happy at Last” (1980) and “The Straw Man” (1975) Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She has received numerous awards for her books, essays and journalism, as well as her commitment to book preservation and human rights.
Saunders has published a collection of stories, “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” (Berkley, 1997). His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Story, and several other publications. He won the National Magazine Award in 1994 for his story “The 400-pound CEO” and in 1996 for the story, “Bounty.”
Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle,” (Random House, 1999) won stellar reviews, was named to the New York Times’ Summer Reading List and was telecast as an “Oprah Winfrey Presents” drama on ABC. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker. Strout has taught literature and writing at Manhattan College for 10 years and has also taught writing at the New School.
Winnick has written and illustrated several books for children, including “Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers” (Boyds Mill Press, 1996), “Sybil’s Night Ride” (Boyds Mill Press, 2000) and “A Year Goes Round: Poems for the Months” (Boyds Mill Press, 2001) that bring her talents and interests in children, writing, art and history together. Her paintings have been exhibited in southern California galleries, and she produced “Kindertransport,” a play about children in Germany who were sent by train to England during World War II.
For more information, contact Anne Auchincloss at Lubin House at (212) 826-1449.