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Date: Nov 12, 2007
HOFSTRA'S "GREAT WRITERS, GREAT READINGS" SERIES CONTINUES ITS FOURTH YEAR WITH EDMUND WHITE
Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11:15 a.m.; Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor Axinn Library, South CampusHofstra University, Hempstead, New York ... Edmund White, novelist and non-fiction writer who has written and edited more than 20 books, continues the fourth season of Hofstra’s “Great Writers, Great Readings” Series on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11:15 a.m. The reading will take place at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, located on the first floor of the Axinn Library, South Campus.
This event is free and open to the public. For information, please call (516) 463-5410.
Equally celebrated as a novelist and non-fiction writer, Edmund White, was born in 1940 in Cincinnati and has written and edited more than 20 books, including the novels Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples and Caracole. He also wrote a series of autobiographical works, including A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty and The Farewell Symphony, capped by the engaging confessional My Lives.
Mr. White’s biography of Jean Genet won the National Book Critics Circle in 1994. He has written extensively about Paris, travel and gay culture. Winner of a Guggenheim fellowship and the recipient of a Chevalier of the Arts from France, Edmund White is the quintessence of a cosmopolitan person of letters in our time.
“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 offers a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. The program’s faculty include eminent essayist Philip Lopate, writers Eric Brogger and Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, and a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.