Distinguished Visiting Writers Series
ZZ Packer advises students to immerse themselves in their writing.
By Christine Loman ’12
Smooth, sonorous, and strong-worded, short story writer ZZ Packer gave a reading as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers series in September. Packer is the author of the short story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which was a PEN/Faulkner finalist and a...
New York Times film critic A. O. Scott came to campus in February and gave a public talk about “Criticism as a Way of Life.” While on campus, Scott taught a master class in nonfiction writing and met individually with selected writing students. His visit was part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, which also presented readings by fiction writer Chitra Banerjee...
An essayist and a poet kick off the year’s writing series. by Jessica Bachiochi ’09 with Maura Stephens
Barbara Hurd’s mother was an artist, her father a practical problem solver. They looked at the world in very different ways. Hurd, an award-winning essayist, draws from both influences to present her view of the natural world. Renowned for her ability to...