Friday, March 4, 2011

Reading and Brown Bag with Susan Conley, 3/22

Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune (Knopf, 2011) will visit for a reading and brown bag discussion on Tuesday, March 22nd from noon to one in Helen C. White room #7191.

From the publicist:
In Susan Conley's debut memoir The Foremost Good Fortune, she and her husband and their two young sons say goodbye to their friends, family, and house in Portland, Maine for a two-year stint in a high rise apartment building in Beijing, "where they're meant to grow as a family in that way you hear Americans do when they head east... to eat jiaozi and baozi and brown, pickled tea eggs and drive the crooked hutong alleys with screaming taxi drivers." But Susan can't predict just how much their lives will change...

Susan is a native of Maine whose work has been published in magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, the Harvard Review, and The North American Review. She graduated from Middlebury College and went on to get her M.F.A. in poetry from San Diego State University. She's received two MacDowell Colony fellowships for her work, as well as a Breadloaf Writers fellowship and a Massachusetts Arts Council Grant. She has worked as an editor at Ploughshares and has also taught creative writing and literature at several colleges. She currently lives in Portland, Maine again with her family, and teaches for the Telling Room (a creative writing lab she started with friends). She is finishing a novel for Knopf.

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