Yeshiva College Sponsors Series of Readings

Apr 16, 2004 — Yeshiva College is sponsoring a series of readings from three authors on April 21, April 28, and May 5.

All readings will take place on the Wilf Campus in Furst Hall, Room 305, at 6:45 pm.

•April 21: Gale Jackson: Jackson’s publications include her books Bridge Suite and Khoisan Tales, a book of African folktales. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her work in the Griot tradition. Jackson teaches at both Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, and Eugene Lang College of New School University, and is the artist-in-residence at Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY.

•April 28: Grace Paley: Paley has taught at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Dartmouth College, and City College. She has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award for Literary Arts; the 1993 Vermont Award for Excellence in the Arts; the 1992 REA Award for Short Stories; and the 1989 Edith Wharton Award. In 1989, Paley was declared the first official New York State writer by Gov. Mario Cuomo.

•May 5: Gerry Albarelli: Alberelli’s stories and essays have been published in Global City Review, Fairleigh Dickinson Review, Sara Lawrence Literary Review, The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, and The Breast: An Anthology. He is the author of Teacha! Stories from a Yeshiva and teaches creative writing at Pace University and Eugene Lang College. Alberelli was also a visiting lecturer at Sarah Lawrence and the writer-in-residence at Yeshiva University. The founding editor of the journal WITNESSing, Albarelli currently works for the Columbia University Oral History Research Office. His memoir, Midnight Mass: Stories of Italian American Childhood, will be published in 2005.

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