The SUNY Ulster Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Library Writers Series is a special program begun in 1998, sponsored by The Ulster Community College Foundation, that brings renowned writers to campus every fall. This is a truly unique opportunity for SUNY Ulster students and community members to hear award winning authors read from their work.
Real Writing: Truth or Dare
Abigail Thomas and Kim Wozencraft
Tuesday, November 10, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall
Nina Shengold, award-winning author & playwright and former SUNY Ulster artist-in-residence, will interview the authors and moderate the audience discussion. Learn more about her from her website.
Abigail Thomas is the author of the memoir, A THREE DOG LIFE, which was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. Her memoir SAFEKEEPING was published in 2001 and WHAT COMES NEXT and HOW TO LIKE IT, Thomas' third memoir, was published this spring. Her first three books, GETTING OVER TOM, AN ACTUAL LIFE, and HERB'S PAJAMAS are works of fiction. Abigail's poetry and other works have appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Tin House, and numerous literary magazines. Thomas lives in Woodstock, NY.
Kim Wozencraft is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including the internationally best-selling RUSH which was adapted to a feature film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric. Wozencraft's work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Texas Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, Chronogram, and numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She is a professor of English at SUNY Ulster.
Previous Guest Writers include: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Diane Ackerman, Jaimy Gordon, Da Chen, Michael Cunningham, David Rakoff, Francine Prose, Carolyn Forché, Billy Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Gail Godwin, Tess Gallagher, Philip Levine, Gerald Stern, Gioia Timpanelli