Writers on Writing: Tom Barbash

Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Photo of Tom Barbash
Tom Barbash reads from and discusses his short-story collection Stay Up With Me (Harper Collins), which explores the myriad ways we try to connect with one another and with the sometimes cruel world around us. Students will also read one-minute excerpts from their own work. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Barbash is the author of the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal, a New York Times bestseller. His stories and articles have been published in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review and other publications and have been performed on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. He is an associate professor in the Master of Fine Arts program at California College of the Arts and has also taught at SF State and Stanford University, where he was a Stegner Fellow.

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public on Mondays this semester. Taught by Peter Orner, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.