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Great Writers, Great Readings

Sixth Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series
2009-2010 Schedule

Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road (finalist for PEN/Faulkner Prize) and the forthcoming My Hollywood (2010).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


Rosanna Warren is an acclaimed poet whose most recent collection is Departure. In 2008 she published a book of literary criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7 p.m.
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
10th Floor Axinn Library, South Campus


Patricia Hampl, is the author of many books, including A Romantic Education and – most recently – the memoir The Florist’s Daughter, winner of numerous “best” and “year end” awards, including The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2007 and the 2008 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction.

Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


Frank Bidart is a renowned poet, whose most recent volumes of poetry include Watching the Spring Festival, Star Dust, Music Like Dirt, and Desire, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus


Craig Lucas is the author of Missing Persons, Blue Window, Reckless, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest and Prayer for My Enemy. He also wrote the book for the musical The Light in the Piazza, for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

Wednesday, November 18, 11:15 a.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


All Great Writers, Great Readings events are free and open to the public.
For more information, please call (516) 463-5410 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr.