remembering sidney harman

1918-2011

Sidney Harman

A Personal Recollection
of Sidney Harman
by Roslyn Bernstein


Sidney Harman, keynote speaker, at Baruch College's 44th Commencement.

 

ABOUT THE HARMAN PROGRAM

Founded in the fall of 1998 by Professor Roslyn Bernstein, who has served as its director for sixteen years (1998 - 2013), 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 Residency reflects his belief that “good writing is revelatory. It is not merely a transference of fully formed material from brain to paper. Writing is an act of magical creation; writing is discovery.”

The Harman Program relies on an intense workshop design, where visiting writers teach small classes and hold individual conferences.  Students are encouraged to hone their personal styles and to find their own creative voices.

In addition, the Harman Program sponsors student  creative writing competitions, literary internships, individual guest readings, and a week-long residency.

Hear what students say about the program...


Spring 2015 Writer-In-Residence: Elif Batuman

ElifElif Batuman is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. From 2010 to 2013, she was Writer-in-Residence at Koç University in Istanbul, where she also reported for The New Yorker on various aspects of Turkish life. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and the Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. She moved to New York in 2013, and is working on her first novel.

 

Stay tuned for news on our upcoming writer...

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For information about residency, email Prof. Bridgett Davis or visit her homepage.
Phone: (646) 312-3927

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