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WORKING WRITERS

Spring 2013

  • Have you ever wanted to write a magazine or newspaper article? a best-selling book?
  • Have you wondered how to go about it?
  • Do you know what makes good popular nonfiction?

Working Writers is an occasional forum on popular nonfiction where emerging writers and experienced writers, agents, editors, and publishers gather to talk about writing for the mainstream press.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

See the Working Writers poster here.

Monday, March 4
Neilson Browsing Room, 4:30 pm

Russ Rymer
Out of Pernambuco: A Story of Murder, Slavery, Extinction, and the Modern Violin Bow

Russ Rymer, Joan Leiman Jacobson Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, is the author of two nonfiction books, Genie: A Scientific Journey and American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory. His first novel, Paris Twilight, will be published this spring.

Research for his third nonfiction book, Out of Pernambuco, a forthcoming history of the violin bow and the imperiled Brazilian wood from which it is made, has taken the author to Europe and Brazil to interview musicians in Vienna and Paris, craftsmen in Germany, and wood dealers and historians in Rio de Janeiro and Ilhéus. The book will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Berlin-Verlag.

Working Writers is sponsored by the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost/Dean of Faculty.

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