Loyola University Maryland’s Modern Masters Reading Series begins its 2011-12 season Monday, Sept. 19, with an appearance by short story author and essayist Marjorie Sandor. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 5 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room of the Andrew White Student Center on the University’s North Charles Street campus.
Sandor, winner of the 2000 Oregon Book Award for literary nonfiction and the 2004 National Jewish Book Award, is the author of two short story collections and two collections of personal essays, including the forthcoming The Late Interiors. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Georgia Review, The New York Times Magazine, and numerous other prestigious publications. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA program at Oregon State University and she is a former president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
The long-running series, which has brought poets, novelists, essayists, and non-fiction authors of national and international acclaim to Loyola’s campus for many years, continues throughout the academic year:
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Janet Burroway, author of Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Imaginative Writing, eight novels, and other works. She is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University.
Thursday, Nov. 17: Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo), author of Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse, Polytheogamy, Of Thee I Sing, Hard Evidence, and Vox Angelica.
Monday, Feb. 6: Valerie Boyd, author of Wrapped in Rainbows, which is only the second biography of Zora Neale Hurston, and Spirits in the Dark: The Untold Story of Black Women in Hollywood, which will be published in fall 2011. She is currently an associate professor and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.
Thursday, April 12: Rachel Hadas, author of Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry, The River of Forgetfulness, Laws, Indelible, and Half-Way Down the Hall: New & Selected Poems; seven other poetry collections; and two books of criticism. She edited the anthology Unending Dialogue: Voices from an AIDS Poetry Workshop and co-edited The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present.
All events begin at 5 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room. For more information, call 410-617-2228 or visit www.loyola.edu/modernmasters.
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