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Great Writers, Great Readings

2008-2009 Great Writers, Great Readings Schedule

Ann Beattie, award-winning novelist and short story writer, whose first novel, 1976’s Chilly Scenes of Winter was made into a film, followed by Falling in Place; Love Always; Picturing Will; Another You; My Life, Starring Dara Falcon; and The Doctor’s House.

Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


Molly Peacock, author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at 7 p.m.
Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater
California Avenue, South Campus


Deborah Eisenberg, acclaimed short story writer, whose works include Transactions in a Foreign Currency , Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis and Twilight of the Superheroes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 11 a.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


Paul Muldoon was described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War,” He won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Moy Sand and Gravel (2002).

Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 7 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


Sarah Ruhl was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Clean House. Her newest work, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, was performed at Playwrights Horizons in March 2008 starring Mary-Louise Parker.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 11 a.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus