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Author Maggie Nelson to Give Reading at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Ithaca College will host a reading by author Maggie Nelson on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery. It is free and open to the public.

Nelson is the author of four works of nonfiction. Her most recent book, “The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning,” was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and featured on the front cover of the newspaper’s Sunday Book Review. Her other books include “Bluets,” a meditation of the color blue, and “The Red Parts: A Memoir,” an autobiographical book about family, sexual violence and media spectacle.

She is also the author of several books of poetry and is a contributor to such publications as Artforum, Bookforum and Cabinet. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She currently teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

For more information on the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, visit www.ithaca.edu/dvw or contact Catherine Taylor, associate professor of writing, at ctaylor@ithaca.edu.



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