Purchase College Presents Brenda Shaughnessy

Purchase College Presents Brenda Shaughnessy

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Purchase College-SUNY will present A Reading and Conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Purchase College in the Recital Hall of the Music Building (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY). The acclaimed poet will launch the new season of Durst Distinguished Lectures.

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of five highly regarded poetry collections, including The Octopus Museum, So Much Synth, and Our Andromeda, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, the International Griffin Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. Her writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Paris Review, O Magazine, and other prestigious publications.

The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series and the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature are funded by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment. The mission of the Durst programs is to infuse the experience and intellect of leading writers into the Purchase community, while providing diverse opportunities for these writers to interact with students and influence campus life.

As a small public college, Purchase is proud to introduce students to the level of expertise provided by the Durst Distinguished Lectures. The roster of current and past Durst Lecturers have won an impressive array of the highest level of literary honors, including National Book Awards, MacArthur Foundation Grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, and Man Booker Prizes for Fiction.

The renowned novelist Edwidge Danticat, who has been named the 2019-2020 Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, will be featured in programs on October 3 and November 14-15. Music critic and journalist Kelefa Sanneh (October 9) and short story writer David Means (October 21) will also be presenting Durst Distinguished Lecture programs, ensuring an exciting literary season for the Westchester community.

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Event Details

Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 4:30pm

Location:
Purchase College Music Building (Recital Hall)
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase NY 10577

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Purchase College
914-251-6550
humanities@purchase.edu


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