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 2014 Writer-In-Residence: Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 the feature film of the same name.  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; in 2010 she received a New York Public Library Cullman Center research grant.  Her novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005.  She has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Houston, New York University, The New School, Brown and Syracuse University; last year she was the Writer-In-Residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  She is at present teaching writing and literature at Claremont McKenna College. 

 

Be on the lookout for information regarding the upcoming Writer-In-Residence: Elif Batuman

Comin Soon Elif

 

 

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

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