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...


Fall 2015 Writer-In-Residence: Eduardo Halfon

EdEduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City in 1971. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in Florida, studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach Literature during eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published nine books of fiction. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which was the first of his novels to be published in English, in 2012, by Bellevue Literary Press in the US, and Pushkin Press in the UK. Halfon now lives in Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

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

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