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Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Eduardo Halfon



Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon

NEW YORK, NY -- October 13, 2015 -- Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with author Eduardo Halfon, the fall 2015 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence on Tuesday, October 20. This event is free and open to the public.

Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, Eduardo Halfon is also the recipient of the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. In 2011, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which was the first of his books to be published in English.

 

WHAT: "A Reading and Conversation with Eduardo Halfon”

 

WHEN:    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

               5:45 p.m.   

WHERE:   Baruch College- Information and Technology Building (Library)

                151 East 25th Street

               Newman Conference Center-Room 750

 

 

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 About The Harman Program:

Founded in the fall of 1998 by Professor Roslyn Bernstein, the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program brings distinguished writers to the Baruch College campus every semester. Whether they are poets, playwrights, novelists, journalists, essayists or critics, the Harman Writers-in-Residence enrich the Baruch environment, creating a lively literary salon for students and faculty. Endowed by alumnus Dr. Sidney Harman (’39), the Harman Program relies on an intense workshop design, where visiting writers teach small classes and hold individual conferences. In addition, the Harman Program sponsors student creative writing competitions, literary internships, individual guest readings, and a week-long residency.

 

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 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:

Kirk Petersen, (646) 660-6124, kirk.petersen@baruch.cuny.edu

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

Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu
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