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April 15, 2004



Four writers who serve on the faculty of Bryn Mawr College's Creative Writing Program will read from their work on Monday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham. The event, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program's Reading Series, is free and open to the public. The readers:

Karl Kirchwey

Karl Kirchwey
Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing Kirchwey directed the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York from 1987 to 2000. His books of poems include A Wandering Island (1990; Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America), Those I Guard (1993), The Engrafted Word (1998) and At the Palace of Jove (2002). He is also the author of a play in verse, Airedales & Cipher. He has received grants from the NEA and from the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim foundations, and won the Rome Prize in Literature for 1994-95.

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Schwartz is the 2004 Lucy Martin Donnelly Writer-in-Residence at Bryn Mawr. Her most recent story collection is Referred Pain (2004); her poetry collection In Solitary appeared in 2003. Among her other works of fiction are the novels Disturbances in the Field, Leaving Brooklyn, Rough Strife and In the Family Way: An Urban Comedy. Her works of nonfiction include Ruined By Reading and Face to Face: A Reader in the World. She has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Rachel Simon

Rachel Simon
A lecturer in the arts, Simon is the author of the nonfiction book Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey (2002; recipient of the School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Award and the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award), a novel, The Magic Touch (1994), a collection of stories, Little Nightmares, Little Dreams (1990), and The Writer's Survival Guide (1997). Her essays, stories and commentary have been widely published in periodicals. Simon has received fiction fellowships from the State Arts Councils of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Cynthia Zarin

Cynthia Zarin
Zarin's books of poems include The Watercourse (2002), Fire Lyric (1993) and The Swordfish Tooth (1989). She writes for a wide variety of journals, including The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, and has been Artist-in-Residence for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. She has received grants from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill Foundation as well as the Peter I.B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets. She has taught at Yale and Princeton Universities as well as at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, and is the Jane Flanders Fund Visiting Poet at Bryn Mawr. She is also the author of several children's books.


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