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Meghan Daum Reading October 9 Follows Fall Open House for MFA Writing Program

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Meghan Daum

The MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton is having an autumn Open House in the Radio Lounge of Chancellors Hall at the Shinnecock Hills campus on October 9 starting at 6 pm.

All are invited to come speak with faculty, students and staff about the MFA workshops in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting and more, all taught by distinguished working writers. Information will be available on combining course work in Manhattan and Southampton, or, for those interested in writing for younger readers, the new one-year Children’s Lit Fellows program.

Immediately following the Open House, Meghan Daum will be the next guest in the fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Daum will speak on Wednesday, October 9, at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Daum is the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report and the memoir Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House. An opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New YorkerHarper’s and Vogue.

To RSVP for the Open House, email, or call (631) 632-5030.

Other writers scheduled for the series include: Eric Fischl, October 23; Dwight Garner interviewed by former New Yorker fiction editor Dan Menaker, October 30; and Richard Howard, November 13.

On December 4 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 On Facebook, visit Writers Speak Wednesdays; to follow on Twitter, @WritersSpeakWed.

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