Words &…Laurie Sheck

Sheck will present multi-media excerpts from A Monster’s Notes, followed by a discussion of the hybrid form and the incorporation of archival research into creative writing, and a brief excursion into the lives of the Shelleys and Mary Shelley’s writing of Frankenstein.

Laurie Sheck is the author of A Monster’s Notes (Knopf, 2009), a hybrid documentary fiction that incorporates elements of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and which takes as its center the un-named “monster” in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. She is also the author of the recently completed The Venetian Papers of Ambrose A., another hybrid, as well as five books of poems, one of which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. A Monster’s Notes was a finalist for the Dublin International Impac Award, and was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 Best Fictions of the Year. She has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Rutgers, and Baruch College. Currently a member of the core faculty of the Graduate Writing Program at the New School, she lives in New York City.  


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The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Times: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Presenter: The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: http://www.writerscenter.org/