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Kelly Writers Series presents: Robin Black
Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Robin Black took a circuitous path to her literary career, spending her adult life until forty as a full-time work-at-home parent. When she started to write, she did so obsessively, getting her MFA at Warren Wilson at forty-three and publishing her first book, the story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You this, at forty-eight. Claire Messud has called Robin "a writer of great wisdom," and Karen Russell says of Robin's novel Life Drawing that is a "magnificent literary achievement." Her books of fiction have been translated into Italian, German, French, and Dutch, and been awarded numerous distinctions in the United States and overseas. Her latest, Crash Course: Essays from Where Writing and Life Collide, gives a glimpse into the years before she wrote, what kept her from doing so, what compelled her forward, and her day to day writing life, which includes advocating for people with learning disabilities, and for older emerging writers.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Peeler Art Center Aud
Organizer: Weltz, Annie Harris