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Baruch College Welcomes Mary Gaitskill as Fall 2014 Harman Writer-In-Residence



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NEW YORK, NY- October 23, 2014 – The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College welcomes Mary Gaitskill as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence for the 2014 fall semester. The author will be on campus for a booking reading on October 28.

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To and Don't Cry. Her story "Secretary" was the basis for a feature film. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2002 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction. She also received a New York Public Library Cullman Center research grant. Her novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005.

Gaitskill has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Houston, New York University, The New School, Brown and Syracuse University. She now teaches at Claremont McKenna College.

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.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:           A Reading & Conversation with Mary Gaitskill

WHEN:           Tuesday, October 28, 2014

                       5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Baruch College Information & Technology Building

                       Newman Conference Center

                       Atrium, Rackow Room and Lounge 

                       Rooms 750 and 760

 

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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. 4 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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

 

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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. 4 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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134 celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu



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