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The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading by Emily Fridlund & Joanie Mackowski

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall 232 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850

The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading by Emily Fridlund & Joanie Mackowski
Thursday, February 6, 4:30 p.m.
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall

The Spring 2020 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series kicks off with the Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading featuring Emily Fridlund, fiction writer, and Joanie Mackowski, poet.

Emily Fridlund’s first novel, History of Wolves, was a finalist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. It was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. Fridlund’s debut collection of stories, Catapult, won the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of journals, including Boston Review, ZYZZYVA, and Southwest Review. She grew up in Minnesota and teaches writing at Cornell University.

Joanie Mackowski’s collections of poems are The Zoo and View from a Temporary Window. She has won awards from the Kate and Kingsley Tufts Foundation, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Poetry Society of America. An associate professor in Cornell University’s English Department and Creative Writing Program, she has previously worked as a French translator, a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a juggler.

The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory.

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

Free and open to the public

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this reading

This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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Lynn Lauper

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(607) 255-7847

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