Learn How to Read Like A Writer with Award-Winning Author Francine Prose
Teaneck, NJ (September 20, 2007)—Francine Prose, winner of the first Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for her book A Changed Man, will be discussing her latest book, Reading Like A Writer, at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus on October 17, 2007. A question and answer period and book signing will follow her discussion.
Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them is an inside look at how aspiring writers developed their skills before there were creative writing workshops and degrees. In her discussion, Prose will highlight the main points of her book, which was described by Bookmark magazine as an “extremely thorough and humorous analysis of works that demonstrate the highest craft of wordsmithery.” She will lead the audience on a guided tour of the tools and tricks of masters like Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf and Chekhov to discover why these writers endure.
Prose is the author of fourteen books of fiction, including Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired, a national bestseller. She writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal and is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine. A distinguished critic and essayist, she has taught literature and writing for more than twenty years at major universities like Harvard, Sarah Lawrence, the University of Arizona and the University of Utah.
The discussion, which is sponsored by the Gene Barnett Literary Society of FDU, will be held at 8 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. Tickets are available at the door, starting at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the lecture. There is a $10 donation for the general public. For more information, call 201-692-7028.