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Date: Oct 28, 2010
Hofstra's Fall 2010 "Great Writers, Great Readings" Series Continues with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet and Hofstra Alumnus Stephen Dunn
November 3, 2010, 3 p.m., Monroe Lecture Center Theater
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York ... Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn, a 1962 graduate from Hofstra University, is the next featured guest of Hofstra’s “Great Writers, Great Readings” Series on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 3 p.m. This free reading and book signing will take place at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, located off of California Avenue on Hofstra’s South Campus. This event is part of Hofstra’s 75th anniversary celebration.
Poet and Hofstra alumnus Stephen Dunn is the author of 16 books, including Different Hours, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. What Goes On: Selected & New Poems 1995-2009 was chosen as one of the Notable Books for Adults by the American Library Association. Since 1974, he has taught at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he is a distinguished professor of creative writing. His newest collection of poems, Here and Now, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in May 2011.
“Great Writers, Great Readings” was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra is launching a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in time for the 2011-2012 academic year. Hofstra currently offers a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. The program’s faculty include eminent essayist Philip Lopate, writers Erik Brogger and Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.
For more information call (516) 463-5410 or visit www.hofstra.edu/gwgr.
Related Link: 2010-2011 Great Writers, Great Readings Schedule