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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 or contact Catherine Taylor, associate professor of writing, at