Writers on Writing: Lynne Tillman

Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
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Lynne Tillman reads from and discusses her novels, short stories and nonfiction. Her new book is Men and Apparitions (Soft Skull Press, 2018). "Lynne Tillman has always been a hero of mine -- not because I 'admire' her writing, (although I do, very, very much), but because I feel it. Imagine driving alone at night. You turn on the radio and hear a song that seems to say it all. That's how I feel." -- Jonathan Safran Foer. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 211
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Lynne Tillman

Tillman’s novel No Lease on Life was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction, and her essay collection What Would Lynne Tillman Do? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Tillman’s writing appears often in artists’ books and museum catalogs, including, most recently, those of Raymond Pettibon, Joan Jonas, Cindy Sherman and Carroll Dunham. Tillman is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant for arts writing, and is a professor and writer-in-residence at University of Albany. She also teaches in New York City’s School of Visual Arts, in its art criticism and writing Master of Fine Arts program.

Writers on Writing

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


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