Friends Events

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Spring 2015

I Love My Library Day Poster

I Love My Library Day
Wednesday, February 11, in the afternoon

A valentine-themed celebration featuring afternoon teas, valentine-making and lots of fun activities in all four campus libraries. For more information, see SCL News & Events.

Meg Wolitzer

​​Meg Wolitzer in Conversation with Bethanne Patrick '85
Thursday, ​April 16, 7:30 pm, Neilson Library Browsing Room

​New York Times best-selling novelist Meg Wolitzer will talk about her ​life as a novelist and the influence of Sylvia Plath. ​​Wolitzer studied creative writing at Smith and went on to graduate from Brown University in 1981. She published her first novel - a story of three college women obsessed with poetry and death -  the following year. Since then, Wolitzer has produced many novels, all critically acclaimed, often exploring themes of gender and identity; novels like​ ​Belzhar, ​The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, ​T​he Position ​and​ The Wife.​ Two films have been based on her work; This Is My Life, scripted and directed by Nora Ephron, and the 2006 TV movie Surrender, Dorothy, starring Diane Keaton. Wolitzer’s short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Over the past decade she has taught writing at Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing program, the Southampton Writers Conference and the Florence Writers Workshop. She has also taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and at Skidmore College. Mark your calendar for what promises to be a most interesting discussion.

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