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Harman Writer-in-Residence Program News

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to attend a celebration marking the tenth anniversary of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College of The City University of New York. Apart from the chance to meet and chat with Lorrie Moore, one of the program’s first visiting writers who came back to campus for this event (and author of some of my all-time favorite short stories), I also discovered some terrific news: Another of my literary idols, Francine Prose (see my review of her Reading Like a Writer here), will be the Fall 2008 Harman Writer-in-Residence. Lucky Baruch students who will have the chance to work with her, and lucky me who, you can bet, will be keeping tabs on the Harman Program site for the announcement of Prose’s public reading in October.

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