Writers on Writing: Elizabeth Scarboro and Nina Schuyler

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Scarbaro discusses her memoir My Foreign Cities, and Nina Schuyler discusses her novel The Translator. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
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The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public every Monday evening of the semester. Taught by Donna de la Perrière, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.

Elizabeth Scarboro

Scarboro’s My Foreign Cities (Liveright/W.W. Norton) was recently published to critical acclaim. Kirkus writes: “Poignant....Scarboro’s writing is marked by honesty. Scarboro, who earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from SF State in 2007, has also written two children’s novels and won the Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for fiction.

Nina Schuyler

Schuyler first novel, The Painting, (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004), was a finalist for the Northern California Book Awards. It was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004 and dubbed a “fearless debut” by MSNBC and a “great debut” by the Rocky Mountain News. It’s been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Serbian. Schuyler’s short story, “The Bob Society,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems, short stories and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Santa Clara Review, Fugue, The Meadowland Review, The Battered Suitcase and other literary journals. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from SF State in 2003 and teaches at University of San Francisco.