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Creative Writing Lecture Series: Jeffrey Eugenides

Past Series, The Writing Lives Series

dateApril 9, 2014 timeWednesday, 7:00pm EDT location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • The Writing Program of the School of the Arts
  • Image Credit/Caption: Gasper Tringale
Headshot of Jeffrey Eugenides

Author Jeffrey Eugenides will discuss the craft of writing. The event is part of the Heyman Center for the Humanities Writing Lives Series and the Columbia School of the Arts Creative Writing Lecture series.

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, and the greatly acclaimed novel The Virgin Suicides. His most recent novel, The Marriage Plot, won prizes for the best foreign novel published in France.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The Creative Writing Lecture Series, now in its seventh year, brings distinguished writers to Columbia for original talks on literary craft. The writers are diverse and brilliant, with a wide range of artistic strategies, and each talk turns into a short course on the challenges of making vital literary art. Among our past guests are Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Gaitskill, James Wood, Michael Chabon, Jennifer Egan, Nicholson Baker, and Lydia Millet. The series is sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program.

This event is open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Note: Due to the large crowd expected at this event, please arrive early. We cannot exceed the room capacity for safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding.