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Creative Writing Faculty Will Launch Spring Writers Speak Series February 19

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Robert Reeves is among the first guests in this spring’s series.

Members of the Fall 2014 Creative Writing Faculty, including Ursula Hegi, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Sheehan and Lou Ann Walker, will be the first guests in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. The authors will read on Wednesday, February 19, at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall.

On Wednesday, February 26, Alexandra Styron will be the next guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series.

A graduate of Barnard and Columbia University’s MFA program, Styron is the author of Reading My Father (a memoir about the late William Styron) and a novel, All The Finest Girls. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children and teaches memoir writing in the Hunter College MFA program.

Other writers scheduled for the spring series include Susan Wheeler, March 5; Masha Gessen interviewed by former New Yorker fiction editor Dan Menaker, April 2; Mark Epstein, April 9; and Dinah Lenney, April 30. On May 7, the evening will be devoted to readings by “the stars of tomorrow,” students enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program.

Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to the public. All readings begin at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway.

For more information, call (631) 632-5030 or visit www.stonybrook.edu/mfa, the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter, @WritersSpeakWed.

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