The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program
March 5, 2014
HARMAN SPRING 2014 UPDATE
Brenda Shaughnessy, the Spring 2014 Writer-In-Residence, began teaching her poetry course at Baruch College about one month ago. In less than a month, Baruch will be hosting an event for Ms. Shaughnessy where she will be reading her poetry and also have a Q&A.
The event details are listed below:
A Reading and Conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room 750
DECEMBER 5, 2013
ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE RECEPTION
The fall 2013 issue of Encouters Magazine will be released on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 in the Multipurpose Room. The Sidney Harman Writing Competition winners will be announced during the reception.
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
A LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH HARMAN WRITER GISH JEN
At a reading earlier this semester, Gish Jen, the Fall 2013 Harman Writer-in-Residence, spoke about her new book, “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self” and engaged in a spirited discussion with Baruch College students about the life of a writer.
The following video includes an introduction by Prof. Roslyn Bernstein, director of the Harman program, and excerpts of Jen’s Q&A with audience members. (Videos by Stephen Benner)
Watch the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-nlta3Di_8
Prof. Bernstein also noted that this semester marks the writer-in-residence program’s 16th year and announced that she would be stepping down as director. Taking on the role beginning in the Spring 2014 semester will be Prof. Bridgett Davis, who like Prof. Bernstein is a member of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. Prof. Bernstein’s full remarks can be seen in this video.
Read the full article here:
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
CELEBRATING OUR SWEET 16 (10/29/13)
Farewell remarks by Professor Roslyn Bernstein
"Good Evening and welcome to the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence’s Program Fall 2013 reading by the distinguished author, Gish Jen, the 31st writer to join us since we launched the program in the fall of 1998. This is the Harman Program’s Sweet Sixteen year and there is much to celebrate. For those of you here for the first time, a little bit of history is definitely in order."
Photo Credit: Glenda Hydler
"Let me make a little public confession. I did not celebrate my own Sweet Sixteen, choosing instead, I suppose, to work my way through the shelf of Russian novels in the local library. So, I am quite moved to be celebrating the Harman Program’s 16th birthday this evening." - Roslyn Bernstein
OCTOBER 29, 2013
Gish Jen Reading
5:45 PM (Reception begins at 5)
Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room
Room 750, 151 East 25th street NYC
OCTOBER 3, 2013
The online application for Brenda Shaughnessy's Spring 2014 Poetry class is now open!
In order to apply, you will need:
- 2-3 writing samples
- professor recommendation
- cover letter
Click on the link below to get started:
JUNE 18, 2013
Looking forward to our 2013-2014 Harman season. Gish Jen will be on campus for the fall, teaching a fiction writing workshop and giving a college-wide reading on Tuesday, October 29th. For those of you looking for some great summer reads, check out her book, Typical American, or her newest book, Tiger Writing.
May 28, 2013
Success! Hilton Als and his journalism class as the Spring 2013 semester comes to a close.
May 5, 2013
Bill Cheng, novelist and Harman Program alumnus speaks about his debut novel on NPR, and how he draws inspiration from the blues music he grew up with. It's quite a passionate story. Listen here:
APRIL 26, 2013
Bill Cheng, a former Encounters writer and Harman creative writing student has published his debut novel, Southern Cross the Dog.
His book is available for purchase at Amazon:
For those of you who were not at the Harman Program's 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2008, here's Bill Cheng's moving toast to Dr. Sidney Harman.
Click here to see the video
Coming soon: Bill will read from his debut novel, Southern Cross the Dog at the May 7th Encounters event.
Read more on our Harman Program Facebook page.
- Edward Albee
- Agha Shahid Ali
- Hilton Als
- Yehuda Amichai
- Paul Auster
- April Bernard
- Susan Choi
- Anita Desai
- William Finnegan
- Francisco Goldman
- Philip Gourevitch
- Major Jackson
- Ben Katchor
- Jane Kramer
- Mark Kurlansky
- Tony Kushner
- Jhumpa Lahiri
- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
- Colum McCann
- Lorrie Moore
- Carol Muske-Dukes
- Sigrid Nunez
- Joseph O'Connor
- George Packer
- Richard Price
- Francine Prose
- Laurie Sheck
- Charles Simic
- Katherine Vaz
- John Edgar Wideman