June 12, 2012

Periodically Speaking Series: The Coffin Factory, CLMP, and the New York Public Library Present:

What’s a Writer?

In a time when there is an explosion of aspiring writers, print & online journals, and graduate programs geared toward the study of writing, The Coffin Factory aims to discuss what it means to be a writer today.  The panel will include John Reed, Bonnie Nadzam, and Jacques Strauss.

John Reed is the author of the novels, A Still Small Voice, The Whole, the SPD bestseller, Snowball’s Chance, All the World’s a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare, and Tales of Woe; more at JohnReed.org

Bonnie Nadzam earned a PhD from the University of Southern California. She is the author of the novel Lamb, which won the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.  Her fiction and poetry have been published in The Kenyon Review, The Mississippi Review, and other journals.

Jacques Strauss was born and raised in South Africa. He is the author of The Dubious Salvation of Jack V.  He currently lives with his partner in a “bad ass suburb” in South London.

There will be a brief reading followed by a discussion.

The event will take place from  6-7:30 PM at the  New York Public Library.

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