The Barrie Cropper Memorial Lecture on Creative Writing: Maggie Nelson

The Barrie Cropper Memorial Lecture on Creative Writing: Maggie Nelson

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Hahn University Center, Forum C

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson will deliver the Barrie Cropper Memorial Lecture on the Craft of Creative Writing at 12:30 p.m. and, at 6:00 p.m., will read from her own work. Both events are free and open to the public.

Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The ArgonautsThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year); Bluets (named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years); The Red Parts; and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes and Jane: A Murder (finalist for the PEN/ Martha Albrand Art of the Memoir). In 2016, Nelson was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has taught literature, writing, criticism and theory at the New School, Pratt Institute, and Wesleyan University. She has been on the faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts since 2005, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

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