Thu, November 8 2018
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    The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading

    Thursday Nov 8
    4:30 pm - 6 pm

    Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall
    232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

    Recipients of the 2018 Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication will read from their works:

    Catherine Chung MFA ’06 Writer
    Ezra Dan Feldman MFA ’08, PhD ’17 Poet
    Sara Eliza Johnson BA ’06 Poet
    Sarah Scoles MFA ’10 Nonfiction Writer

    Catherine Chung was born in Evanston, IL and studied mathematics at the University of Chicago before receiving her MFA from Cornell. She is the author of Forgotten Country, and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a Granta New Voice, and a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. Her new novel, The Tenth Muse, is forthcoming from Ecco in 2019.

    Ezra Dan Feldman is the author of Habitat of Stones, which won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award. He has published in RHINOCrazyhorseDIAGRAMThe Los Angeles ReviewGertrude, and other journals. He teaches English and Science and Technology Studies at Williams College.

    Sara Eliza Johnson’s first book, Bone Map, won the 2013 National Poetry Series. She is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, and two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, among other honors. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly ReviewBoston ReviewCrazyhorse, Blackbird, and elsewhere.

    Sarah Scoles is the author of the book Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. She is a contributing reporter at WIRED and a contributing editor at Popular Science, and her nonfiction work has also appeared in The AtlanticThe Washington PostSlateScientific American, and others. Her fiction has been published in the Alaska Quarterly ReviewCatapultLIT, and other journals.

    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. 

    Free and open to the public

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

    Events Page - Cornell University English Department

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    'Art for the Holidays'

    Thursday Nov 8
    5 pm - 8 pm

    State of the Art gallery
    120 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

    'Art for the Holidays' The galleries at State of the Art will be transformed into a holiday shop for the month of November. The Opening Reception will be Friday, November 2 from 5-8pm. Seventeen artists will offer paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and fine crafts priced reasonably for gift giving. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Hours: Wed.-Sun., noon-6pm and open Thursdays until 8 for additional shopping. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Contact Info: 607-277-1626,


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    “A Guide to Healthy Living, Reducing Your Risk”

    Thursday Nov 8
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Student Center
    170 North St, Dryden, NY 13053, USA

    Presented by noted researcher, Dr. Andrew J. Dannenberg from Weill Cornell Medicine. Learn about current recommendations for healthy nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and other lesser-known risk-reduction strategies. This event is a part of Cancer Resource Center’s monthly educational series, “Living Well with Cancer.”

    The event is free to the public thanks to a grant from the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County and in collaboration with the Cornell University Cancer Research Partnership.

    Light refreshments will be served at 5:30pm and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 

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