Writers Speak to Host Readings, Open House

Paul Harding. Photo by Ekko von Schwichow / schwichow.de

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding will join other members of the faculty — including Cornelius Eady, Amy Hempel, Julie Sheehan, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt and others — at the October 3 installment of the 2018 fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. The readings will begin at 7 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall on the first floor of Chancellors Hall, following a reception at 6:30 p.m.

The October 3 Writers Speak will be preceded by an Open House and informational session at 5:30 p.m. for prospective MFA in Creative Writing and Literature candidates. Program Director Lou Ann Walker and other faculty members will discuss the MFA workshops in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more, all taught by distinguished working writers.

Poet Jericho Brown opened the 2018 fall Writers Speak series on September 26. Other writers scheduled for the fall series include: MFA in Creative Writing alumni on October 24; Jonathan Santlofer on November 7; Alison Fairbrother and Alexandra Scholldorf on November 28; and Lloyd Schwartz on December 5.

For more information, call (631) 632-5030 or visitstonybrook.edu/mfa.