Writer & Prof. Lili Wright to Discuss Her Work at ISU Next Week

Writer & Prof. Lili Wright to Discuss Her Work at ISU Next Week

November 24, 2009

Lili Wright 2009a.jpgNovember 24, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Lili Wright, Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing and associate professor of English at DePauw University, will speak at Indiana State University next week. Professor Wright will discuss her work, including her book, Learning to Float: The Journey of a Woman, a Dog, and Just Enough Men. The free event will take place December 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge at ISU's Tirey Hall.

The school's announcement notes, "Lili Wright was burnt out on urban life. So at age 33, she packed her car, rounded up her dog and left New York for a journey that spanned from Maine to North Carolina to Florida. Along the way, she revisited her past and relived old relationships. Wright will relive those memories and share her insights about putting those memories to paper when she visits the ISU campus next month."

It adds, "In 2008, Wright won the Mary C. Mohr Nonfiction Prize for her essay, 'Pilgrim,' a chapter from her manuscript, 'Swimming in Salt Water.' Last year, she won the inaugural essay contest from the on-line journal, Wag's Revue, for her essay, 'The Country I Came From.' She is currently working on a novel about a Mexican mask-maker ... Wright's work has appeared in newspapers nationwide, including the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun."

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Learn more about Lili Wright in this previous story.