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Baruch College Welcomes Brenda Shaughnessy As Spring 2014 Harman Writer-In-Residence

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NEW YORK, NY - March 10, 2014- The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College welcomes Brenda Shaughnessy as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence for the 2014 spring semester. On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Ms. Shaughnessy will do a poetry reading, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The author of three collections of poetry, most recently Our Andromeda, Shaughnessy was a finalist for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her other books are Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, McSweeney's, The Nation, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review among others.

Shaughnessy is a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and is currently on leave from Rutgers University at Newark where she is an assistant professor of English, teaching in the MFA Program.

Named after American businessman and renowned alumnus Sidney Harman (’39) and funded through his generosity, the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program invites distinguished poets, novelists, journalists, playwrights, essayists and critics to the campus to teach small classes in which students are encouraged to hone their writing style and find a creative voice. The three-credit classes are open to students of all majors. Students are required to submit an online application that includes writing samples. This is a college-wide event open to the public.


WHAT: A Reading and Conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

5:45 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College

151 East 25th Street

Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room 750

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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