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MFA Faculty Reading Series - Peter Behrens and Emily Fox Gordon

June  6, 2014  8:30 PM  - 9:30 PMKetner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Main Campus

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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is pleased to announce the writer-instructors at our next reading. The MFA Faculty Reading Series is free and open to the public. On-site book sales are provided by Park Road Books.

Emily Fox Gordon Emily Fox Gordon is the author of four books:  two memoirs, "Mockingbird Years: a Life In and Out of Therapy," a New York Times Notable Book and "Are You Happy? A Childhood Remembered;" a collection of personal essays, "Book of Days;" and  a novel, "It Will Come to Me." Her work has also received two Pushcart Prizes, and she has just been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work-in-progress  "The View from Now."  She has taught in the MFA program for two years. emilyfoxgordon.com
Peter Behrens  Peter Behrens' first novel, "The Law of Dreams," won the Governor General's Award, Canada's top book prize. Kevin Baker in the New York Times Book Review called it  "Absorbing, unsparing and beautifully written...a masterly novel" and the Irish Sunday Independent said ". . . it is one of those rare books that comes along from time to time that makes you feel that you are in the presence of greatness." NYTBR called Behrens' second novel "The O'Briens" (Pantheon) "a major accomplishment." A member of the Writers Guild of America (West) he has numerous production credits in television and features. His feature screenplay "On The Blood" is in development. He is Visiting Professor at Colorado College and at Praxis Screenwriters' Workshop, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Educated at Concordia and McGill, Behrens held a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. This is Peter's first semester teaching for Queens. peterbehrens.org

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