UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates will host the annual Literary Brunch March 20

The Literary Brunch at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center March 20, hosted by UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Professor Emeritus Mel Yoken will feature the insights of four successful contemporary authors and the process each writer uses to create award-winning and powerful literature. Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates and the Buzzards Bay Writing Project, the event is from 10:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and includes a light buffet of fruits and pastries. Tickets are $ 25

The Literary Brunch at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center March 20, hosted by UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Professor Emeritus Mel Yoken will feature the insights of four successful contemporary authors and the process each writer uses to create award-winning and powerful literature. Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates and the Buzzards Bay Writing Project, the event is from 10:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and includes a light buffet of fruits and pastries. Tickets are $ 25 

Hank Phillipi Ryan, journalist and mystery writer, has won more than 50 prestigious awards from news organizations for her hard-hitting investigations. She has authored six best-selling mysteries, including Prime Time, which won the coveted Agatha Award for Best First Novel. 

Anne LeClaire worked as a radio broadcaster, an actress, a journalist, and a correspondent for The Boston Globe. She has written eight novels, including the critically acclaimed Entering Normal and Leaving Eden. She is also a short story writer who teaches and lectures on writing and the creative process, as well as on the practice of silence. 

Ben Mazer's poems have been widely published in international periodicals; his most recent collections are Poems and January 2008. He is a contributing editor to Fulcrum: an Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics. The winner of the first Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Foundation and an editor of several books of poetry, he offers advice for writers: 

Sondra Perl is a highly praised professor, author of six books, and the recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Carnegie Foundation's Professor of the Year award. Perl's memoir, On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate, explores the Holocaust. 

Following the program, featured books will be on sale and available for authors autographs. 
Tickets for the Literary Brunch $25 available in advance by mailing a check payable to the Carney Library Associates, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, MA 02745. For ticket reservations and information call 508 999-8671, or by email dberner@umassd.edu  Parking is available in lot 6. Students, with identification, are admitted free to the talk only. 
The UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates is a public organization open to all. They seek to promote the library by offering programs that reflect the library's mission and by raising funds to help develop its collections and a variety of services to faculty, students and the public. 


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