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Author Darin Strauss to Visit the College of Mount Saint Vincent April 8, 2014
2/10/2014 - Riverdale, N.Y. – Celebrated author Darin Strauss will share insights on the craft of writing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent as the final speaker of the "Writers at the Mount" Series. The event will take place on April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the President’s Reception Room.

Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang and Eng, More than It Hurts You, and The Real McCoy. His memoir Half a Life, was featured on NPR's (formerly National Public Radio) This American Life, and "Long Island Shaolin" is available as a Kindle Single.

The readings are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Department of English and is funded by a grant from the Sisters of Charity.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent “Writers at the Mount” series has featured novelists Myla Goldberg on February 27, and Karen Shepard on March 6, 2014. The authors have delivered craft talks before each of their readings in Dr. Rob Jacklosky's "Writers in the 21st Century" Humanities class at 4:00 p.m. Myla Goldberg is the author of the novels Bee Season, The False Friend, Wickett's Remedy, and the children's book Catching the Moon. Karen Shepard is the author of the novels The Celestials, Don't I Know You?, and The Bad Boy's Wife.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of  study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

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