The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña

    Tuesday Aug 13
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall

    The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña
    Thursday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
    Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall

    Recipients of the 2019 Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication will read from their works:

    Dorothy Chan BA ‘12, Poet
    Dorothy Chan is the author of Revenge of the Asian Woman, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold, and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets. She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Chan is the Poetry Editor of Hobart and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Visit her website at dorothypoetry.com.

    Nicholas Friedman MFA ’12, Poet
    Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, winner of The New Criterion Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in the New York Times, POETRY, Yale Review, and other venues. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He lives with his wife and son in Syracuse.

    Ruth Joffre BA ‘11, Author
    Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Lightspeed, The Masters Review, Nashville Review, CutBank, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle and teaches at the Hugo House.

    Daniel Peña MFA ‘12, Novelist
    Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. A Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Guardian, Kenyon Review, and NBC News among other outlets. His novel, Bang, is out now from Arte Publico Press.

    Philip Freund ’29, MA ’32, was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, documentary film writer, playwright, television dramatist, essayist, and literary critic. The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing honors graduates upon their successful publication.

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

    Free and open to the public

    For more information, visit english.cornell.edu/english-events, email creativewriting@cornell.edu or call 607.255.7847.

    The venues are wheelchair accessible and equipped with assistive listening technology. If you need accommodations to participate in these events, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Worried about parking? TCAT bus route 10 Commons-Cornell loop leaves Seneca Street station every 12 minutes on Thursday afternoons until 6:16p.m. and stops outside Klarman/Goldwin Smith Halls. After 6:16p.m., Route 10 runs every 24 minutes. Last trip from campus to downtown is at 7:28p.m. The cash fare for a single ride is $1.50.

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

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