Thursday, September 24
Join us for a reading by Mona Simpson, presented as part of the Poetry & Fiction Series. The reading will be delivered virtually and is free and open to the public.
About Mona Simpson
Simpson is the author of six novels and a former senior editor at the Paris Review. During graduate school, she published her first short stories in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, and Mademoiselle. Her first novel, Anywhere But Here (1986), was made into a film starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman. Her other books include The Lost Father (1992), A Regular Guy (1997), Off Keck Road (2000), My Hollywood (2010), and Casebook (2014). She is the recipient of a Whiting Prize (1986), Guggenheim (1988), National Endowment for the Arts grant, Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University (1987), Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Prize (1995), and Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (2001). Simpson is also a PEN/Faulkner finalist and received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2008. She teaches at Bard College.
About the Poetry & Fiction Series at Simon's Rock
For over thirty years the Simon's Rock Poetry & Fiction Series has hosted prominent and upcoming poets and fiction writers, including Seamus Heaney, Annie Proulx, Derek Walcott, John Edgar Wideman, Susan Sontag, Rita Dove, and many more. Open to the community, the readings are preceded by a conversation with Simon's Rock students and followed by a Q & A with the attending audience. Co-coordinated by faculty members Peter Filkins and Brendan Mathews, the series consists of four readings done over the course of each fall semester.
Join the Event (free and open to the public)
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