Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Calendar Alert: Nonfiction at Dartmouth

I can't help thinking that these Nov. 13 presentations might provide a good research start for a mystery!

As part of the Dartmouth College English Department's Poetry and Prose Series, Pagan Kennedy will be reading from her current work on Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 pm in Sanborn Library, Sanborn House. On the bill along with Ms. Kennedy, Jack Beatty will be reading from his recent book with a talk entitled, "Homestead, Bloody Homestead" about the 1892 strike in the Carnegie Steel Mills of Homestead, PA.

The author of nine books, Kennedy has won numerous literary prizes, among them the NEA Fellowship in Fiction and the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction. Her current book, The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories, was published this fall. During the winter term, Kennedy will be a visiting professor teaching Creative Writing, Literary Non-fiction in the English Department.

Jack Beatty is a Senior Editor of the Atlantic and News Analyst on the National Public Radio program "On Point." He is the author of The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley, 1874-1958 (1992), The World According to Peter Drucker (1998), and Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900 (2007). He is currently teaching a non-fiction workshop for the Creative Writing Program in the English department at Dartmouth College.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information contact the English Department at 603-646-2316.

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